COMPUTER SCIENCE RETREAT: AI RETREAT HAPPENING AT THE GROUND IN MALMÖ

 

Computer Science Retreat is a tech education startup based at The Ground in Malmö.  Our first AI Retreat is fully booked and is taking place at The Ground in Malmö.  Our participants are learning about the latest techniques in AI and how to apply them to real research projects.  We have a particular focus on deep learning with neural networks and how to handle real world data.

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Wednesday March 7 2018

Learning is accelerating on Day 2 of the  AI retreat at the Ground! Following a couple of introductory lectures on Scientific Python and Machine Learning, our students are excited to learn more about how AI can be applied to self-driving cars.

The level of creativity in projects is high, our students are using Machine Learning to:

  • Build an algorithm which will predict if a joke is funny or not (save you some reading!)

  • Create a localized weather prediction app which will tell you weather to grab your umbrella or simply wait five minutes.

  • Predict prices for mobile phones, might save you a few bucks!

 

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Many studies show that “learn by doing” is much more efficient than “learn by hearing”. This is the reason why it is so important that students complete their own project during the retreat. Time is split between explaining new concepts and then for students to implement their learning. This way participants gain hands-on experience with the latest AI techniques and take home a project they feel proud of!

 

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NOURISHMENT FOR THE BODY

Everyone knows that a learning mind needs a well-nourished body to be able to operate. That is why lunch and Fika are important parts of the learning.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TODAY, WHAT’S NEXT?

Computer science as a field is rapidly evolving. New technologies are invented every year. This means that five to ten years after graduating, there may be many new breakthroughs you haven't had the opportunity to study yet. Currently, there is no educator who fills this gap for IT professionals who want to start doing research with AI.  This is how we seek to add value: offering short intensive courses in the latest advances in computer science.

 

FEMALE FOUNDERS

Computer Science retreat is founded by two women with a wealth of experience in the fields of computer science and education. Abbey Waldron has a PhD in particle physics and has been working in machine learning and education for many years.  Muriel Grobler is an engineer and co-founder of Days of Code, a new learning methodology where students learn to adopt a self-learning mindset.