ODSC West 2021 is just a few short weeks away! This November 16th-18th, with a virtual-only day 0 on the 15th, will feature a number of sessions, training sessions, talks, keynotes, and extra events that will cover everything under the data science and AI umbrella. Below, you’ll find a brief ODSC West schedule with highlights of each day – both in-person and virtual – so you can see what to expect that week.

You can read the full ODSC West schedule here.

Monday, November 15th: Virtual Only

For anyone who purchased a bootcamp pass, your ODSC West schedule begins here on day 0. With 3-hour training sessions in both the morning and afternoon, you will start your week off with a bang.

Session times to be updated shortly.

Tuesday, November 16th: In-person and Virtual

Tuesday is when ODSC West 2021 properly opens up, there will be two keynotes, as well as more talks and training sessions, plus the Ai X Business Summit and AI Expo Hall.

Some highlighted sessions on Tuesday include:

ODSC Keynote – Overconfidence in Machine Learning: Do Models Know What They Don’t Know? Padhraic Smyth, PhD | Chancellor’s Professor | UC Irvine

Can we trust the confidence of a model? In this keynote talk, Padhraic will discuss some of the key ideas and research in this area including recent work on prediction confidence and human-AI collaboration.

Ai X Keynote – Building a Better World with AI: Sadie St Lawrence | Founder and CEO | Women in Data

We are living in a pivotal time where the choices we make in technology will create a lasting impact for generations to come. Now is the time to make sure we are creating inclusive pathways for diverse minds to enter the field and co-create ethical algorithms and compassionate AI.

Interested in the AI Expo Hall? Tickets are free! Learn more about the companies attending here.

Wednesday, November 17th: In-person and Virtual

Similar to Tuesday, Wednesday’s ODSC West schedule is highlighted by a number of talks, training sessions, demo talks, keynotes, and day two of the AI Expo Hall.

Some highlighted sessions on Wednesday include:

ODSC Keynote – Changing the Narrative: The Importance of Responsible AI and Human-AI Collaboration: Lama Nachman: Intel Fellow, Director of Human & AI Systems Research Lab | Intel

In this keynote, we will discuss Intel’s research in different applications as well as robust and ethical perception utilizing multi-modal sensing and sensemaking, and probabilistic computing.

ODSC Keynote – Powering the Next Generation of Apps with GPT-3, Codex with the OpenAI API: Dom Divakaruni, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft | Peter Welinder, PhD, VP, Product and Partnerships at OpenAI

Developers and data scientists used to have a tough choice between easy-to-use but inflexible AI developer services and powerful ML platforms with steep learning curves. Today, there’s an increasing shift to large models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 and Codex.

ODSC Keynote – How Can You Trust Machine Learning? Carlos Guestrin, PhD | Professor, Computer Science | Stanford University

Track Keynotes:

  • Unlocking Climate-Related Data Through Open Source and Data Mesh Architecture: RedHat
  • MLOps Spotlight: Scaling NLP Pipelines at IHS Markit: Yaron Haviv, Co-Founder and CTO/Creator, Iguazio/Nuclio | Nick Brown, Senior Data Scientist at IHS Markit
  • Increasing Accuracy with Human Labeling and Weak Learning: Elliot Branson | Director of AI and Engineering | Scale AI
  • Title TBD: Mona Diab, PhD | Research Scientist/Founder and Director | Facebook AI/GW NLP lab CARE4Lang
  • Title TBD: Animesh Singh | IBM Distinguished Engineer/CTO, Watson Data and AI OSS Platform | IBM

Thursday, November 18th: In-Person and Virtual

Similar to the first two days, Thursday’s ODSC West schedule is highlighted by a number of talks, training sessions, and keynotes. We will also be adding the Ai+ Professionals Expo which is virtual only. 

Highlights of Thursday include:

ODSC Keynote: The Future of Data of Science with Z by HP: Bruce Blaho, HP Fellow & VP Chief Technologist, Advanced Compute & Solutions | Andrew Kemp, Data Science Segment Lead | Z by HP Inc.

From Edge Compute to new feature releases that pair security with development, join us during ODSC to see why you can count on Z by HP to be a leader in charting the future of data science.

Ai+ Professionals Expo:

During the virtual-only Ai+ Professionals Expo, we’ll cover everything you need to help you get a job in data science, whether it’s your first or the next step in your career. A number of hiring partners will be in attendance with the goal of hiring data scientists as quickly as possible, so there will be chances to interview on the spot (virtually at least!) There will also be a number of mentor talks, focusing on tips and tricks to get your dream job.

Register Now and See Everything on the ODSC West Schedule

With just a few weeks to go, now’s the time to get your ticket to ODSC West 2021! We have ticket options for everyone interested. Go here to see which is right for you! Tickets are 30% off for a limited time, so don’t delay before the discount drops to 20% soon.