Practical machine learning for investigations with fast.ai *pre-registered attendees only (Saturday PM)

  • Event: 2020 NICAR Conference
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Studio 1 - 2nd floor
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Advanced

Get hands-on experience using this accessible, open-source Python library to classify images, text, and rows of data -- potentially saving you hours or days of work poring through the data. In the process, you'll also get a feel for the power -- and limits -- of machine learning.

This session with John Keefe and Jeremy Merrill of the Quartz investigations team will introduce you to the concept of machine learning and several practical uses for it in your newsroom.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. You must bring your own laptop (no tablets) to this training.

Workshop prerequisites: A Google (aka Gmail) account. Basic understanding of Python is recommended but not required.

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