We had in total 175 people registered for S05E03 meetup of the #datascience community of Brussels. 3 legaltech companies demonstrated how they are using datascience to offer better legal services.
Our speakers explained that the data in the legal industry is mainly words and explained us their approach to process vast amounts of unstructured data through Natural Language Processing techniques (NLP).
The event was held in the clubhouse of the AI & Datascience community at DigitYser on February 7th, 2019. Like always it started with a happy hour at 18:00. All presentations were recorded by Ricardo head of the technical team of DigitYser and made available on our different channels. Youtube – Twitter – Facebook.
Presentation 1 started at 19:00:
How Reacfin proposed to use NLP and deeplearning to check conformity of legal and contractual documents in the re-assurance business.
Reacfinexplained us a use case in the re-insurance business. They used NLP to automate the review of huge contracts. Aurélien Couloumy, head of data science, led us through their step by step approach to tackle this issue using Spacy.
Presentation 2 started at 19:25:
How Jetpack.AI won the #hackBXLaw in November 2018.
The winners of the hackathon on debt recovery, Jetpack.ai, explained their problem solving approach that led them to win the contest and develop their tool: Magpie.
Dodo Chochitaichvili and Gautier Krings explained us how lawyers and data scientists worked together using an agile methodology & KISS principles where the first iteration was the production of a skateboard.
Presentation 3 started at 19:50:
Darts-IP explained how AI combined with high quality data is revolutionising Intellectual Property practices.@
The managing director of Darts-ip, Evrard Van Zuylen, and the data scientist, Vignesh Baskaran, aka Vicky introduced the technology they develop to create a comprehensive database on patents around the globe. They explained the data science process management that lead to their competitive advantage. ”
Join us in London, March 19-20, 2019 for Deep Learning In Finance Summit. Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research and the financial sector. Learn about deep learning applications in the financial sector from algorithms to forecast financial data, to tools used for data mining & pattern recognition in financial time series, to scaling predictive models, to stock market prediction, to using blockchain technology. Register here.
A jury will make the decision on who to include in the final agenda. As we receive each year over 100 requests, we have decided to do 2 finals where you will be invited to present. Your presentation will be streamed to allow public voting.
The dates of the finals are:
April 11th at 18:30 – AI start-up idea of the year
May 16th at 18:30 – AI project of the year
You will also be invited for a short video interview that will be used to help you gain extra votes from the public.
As governments make more data publicly available, it becomes critical to understand the ways in which that data can be used to benefit society. How can government leaders improve service delivery and social impact through enhanced open data strategies?
This recent playbook gives the an interesting overview of the challenges.
Here is an overview of the proposed articles:
Turning public data to the public good
How CDOs can promote machine learning in government
Implementing the DATA Act
How CDOs can manage algorithmic risks
Connecting data to residents through data storytelling
How CDOs can overcome obstacles to open data-sharing
The volunteers prepared an impressive dataset for us ! Over the past 6 months they organised 17 activities with over 350 attendants in order to be ready for the HIVHACK that will start Friday and end Saturday. This #data4good initiative is driven by the AI & Data Science Community of Belgium supported by Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health. Their main request to you is: Join us … because we can use some extra brains to save the world from HIV.
Your Mission Should You Choose to accept it … is to build a solution that can be used by local data experts to map out areas of high drug resistance prevalence.
You will be part of a global effort composed of 100 hackers & 15 coaches. There will be about 15 teams created on the first day.
The winning team will go to Africa and train the local data experts to use their solution. Teach them how to fish and help them to build a local sustainable datalab.
In case you need some supporting material to convince your friends to join, here is some interesting information about the Hack:
This Friday 23rd at 13:00 we will hack our way into the HIV drug resistance problem.
HIV drug resistance is a problem that every person on therapy will eventually face. It can sometimes develop on its own after years of treatment or, more commonly, when a person fails to take the drugs as prescribed.
Following the massive increase of people on treatment (from less than 800 000 in 2000 to more than 18 millions in 2016), a non-negligible rise in the prevalence of resistant HIV strains has emerged and threatens the global commitment to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
If no action is taken now, and this problem left unaddressed, HIV Drug Resistance could lead to a new crisis in the HIV epidemic.
Through this data4good hackathon we will get an understanding of epidemiological and non-epi factors influencing the emergence of HIV-DR and a model mapping the spots. This will result in dynamic and up-to-date graphical and visual representations of HIV-DR maps allowing governments, health workers and other stakeholders to be informed on the topic and to turn the understanding of the drivers into actionable items in the prevention and countering of HIV-DR. As part of our mission we intend to educate on the approach and outcomes locally.
About the HIVHACK :
We are happy to invite you to our yearly data4good hackathon that will be held at DigitYser.
1. You’ll Need To Be A Specialist, Not A Generalist
2. Understand The Business Reasons Informing Your Choices
3. It’s Best To Have Cross-Department Expertise
4. Explain Technical Concepts To Non-Technical Audiences
5. You’ll Spend A Lot Of Time With Raw Data
6. Collaboration Is Key (You Won’t Work In A Vacuum)
7. Be Flexible And Consider Context
8. Regular Maintenance And Version Control Is Essential
Each year, the diSummit brings members of Data Science communities together to explore the potential value of recent breakthroughs & best practices to business.
The Summit is a community event, where everything is provided for you to connect with the best, and network with your peers.
Our philosophy is “No bullshit or false hopes”
“We scraped away the marketing noise, ignored the projects done outside of Europe and ended up with a conference that is all about practical business outcome, #AI Breakthroughs, best practices, and business transformation.”
It is up to you to make the best of your day. You can meet inspiration listening to the Ignite talks, boost your technical skills in the hands-on workshops, dissect successful AI projects in our master classes, find interesting new job opportunities at the Job Fair and meet experts that can implement the most advanced solutions in the Partner Village.
In the coming 3 years, we are going to put Belgium on the fast track of #AI with the “AI-Hub” program. Our aim is to deliver more value to the sector and participate in European initiatives to drive a Responsible #AI. Let’s make the world a better place using #datascience!
You are an essential part of Belgium’s AI Hub. there is no time to waste and there are no more excuses because we now have :
Data science communities in most major Belgian universities
amazing partners supporting us
training programs to boost competence in #AI
A large #AI clubhouse in the center of Brussels for workshops, bootcamps, trainings and meetups
A second big data4good project to work deliver called “HIVHACK.org”
Enjoy this inspirational day, thank you for being here, use #AI in a more responsible way, and see you tonight at the BBQ with the best beers of Brussels!
Top universities present with speakers and workshops (Monreal, KUL, ULB, VUB …)
Passionate speakers with less experience in the Ingnite talk sessions
Lots Networking is organised to allow everyone to connect with the right people of the industry.
Companies recruiting are present at the Jobfair to meet the experts and the young graduates that wil be present.
At the Partner Village companies looking for solutions can talk to the real experts
Inspiring day geared around learning and sharing
Over 50 presentations in the plenary
Master Classes for the managers in the break outs
Hands-on sessions for the nerds in the break outs
There is a very exclusive speakers’ dinner hosted by Prof. Hugues Bersini on June 20th.
And at the end the day there is a BBQ with the best craft beers of Brussels
It is the 4th edition and all previous editions were sold out. Please don’t forget to forward this to your teams and recruiting experts because you can still book a booth at the JobFair or in the Partner Village.
Key Figures about the event:
7 parallel session – 1 auditorium for 800p and 6 classrooms for 60p
800 participants coming from the entire #AI ecosystem