NLP & Security in the cloud

donderdag, 26 september 2019

Leuven - Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4

Welcome with food & drinks
Less is more. Working with less data in Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Yves Peirsman // NLP Town

In this era of Big Data, finding suitable data to automate a task is often still a challenge for Machine Learning professionals. This is certainly the case in Natural Language Processing, the subdomain of Artificial Intelligence that is concerned with the automatic processing of texts, as in machine translation, text classification, etc. In those tasks, the quality of the results crucially depends on the amount of available data in a given language and a given domain (CVs, medical texts, etc.). To fix this problem, researchers are focusing more attention on ways of training better models with less data. In this presentation, Yves will discuss the recent trends in this domain and show how they have helped his company NLP Town develop NLP solutions.

Safety the cloud.

Koen Jacobs // SecWise

Modern workplace environments are rapidly becoming cyber attackers’ prime target, because of the broad attack surface that our cloud-based digitalization offers. We, as an employee in the office or at home are always ‘connected’ and we are mixing personal with professional matters all the time. With BYOD (bring your own device) policies and all those cool SaaS cloud apps we love to use; company data and users are moving constantly outside the network perimeter of the company. Recent breaches clearly demonstrate that the traditional network security approach doesn’t work anymore within this ever-changing cyber threat landscape. Securing a modern workplace across identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps and infrastructure becomes quite a challenge.

Stopping cyber attackers’ threats requires an innovative approach, with evolving technology powered by AI & machine learning. In this session we will give you a sneak peak of the current tactics cyber attackers are using to get their foot between the door and how modern cyber defense tooling is used to detect and stop these threats.

Closing & Networking
Date & time

donderdag, 26 september 2019
From 17:45 till 20:30


Cronos Leuven
Gaston Geenslaan 11B4
3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
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