Matthew Renze

Information & Communications Technology

Data Science Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Hello AI World! - Why Developers Should Care About AI

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere! AI is beginning to transform our products, our companies, and our world. However, most software developers have not yet learned how to add these new AI tools to their products and services.

In this session, you'll learn about all of the modern data-driven AI tools available to software developers. We'll survey a wide variety of state-of-the-art tools for performing automated tasks with tables, text, audio, images, video, and more.

You'll learn how to use machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning to solve a wide variety of real-world problems. In addition, you'll learn how to compose these models together to build modular AI applications and cyber-physical systems.

Expect to see a series of quick demos of how to use these modern AI tools from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. They are surprisingly easy to use now. If you can call a REST API, you now have access to a world full of new AI superpowers for your software.

If you're looking for a quick survey of everything that you can currently do with state-of-the-art AI, without getting into all of the math, code, or vendor specifics, then this session is right for you!

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops on every continent in the world (including Antarctica).

I've spoken at Microsoft Ignite, NDC, Devoxx, CodeMash, Techorama, DevSum, KCDC, VS Live, IT/Dev Connections, and more.

I'm also the president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

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Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Matthew Renze is a data science consultant, author, and public speaker.

Over the past two decades, he has taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals how to build intelligent software systems. He’s delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). His clients include small software start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

He’s a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, and an author for Pluralsight, Udemy, and Skillshare. He is also the President of Serenze Global, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free technology education for under-represented individuals in the IT industry.

His focus includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.

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