Datascience meetup on Legaltech

 

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. YoutubeTwitter – Facebook.

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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.

Reacfin explained 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.

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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.

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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. ”

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#DISUMMIT2019

We are please to announce that the call for speakers is out

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Newsletter from the Data Science Association

February 3, 2019

Together, we can shape a better future using data science!

Data scientists have the best job in the world!

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.

Belgian Meetups:

Meetup: Data Science Meetup – Legaltech –  DigitYser, Brussels – February 7, 2019 18:30

Meetup: Using AI to Fight Disinformation in European Elections – Brussels – Feb 20 from 9 to 10:30 AM

Meetup: AI & Ethics –  DigitYser, Brussels – February 20, 2019 18:30.

 

Events

Event: Data Science Salon – Austin, TX – February 21-22, 2019.

Event: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference – Boston, MA – March 1-2, 2019.

Event: Bio-IT World Conference & Expo – San Francisco – March 10-15, 2019.

Event: Deep Learning In Finance Summit – London – March 19-20, 2019.

 

Call for speakers:

di-Summit – ULBrussels June 26th 2019

 

New Books from DSA Store:

New DSA Videos:

New DSA Resources:

New Data Science News Articles:

 

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Inviting the speakers of #diSummit2019 to come forward.

Dear friends,

We are now ready to receive your suggestions for presentation. You are welcome to post it on https://disummit.org/call-for-speakers/ .

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.

I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.

Philippe Van Impe

Disummit.org

Turning public data to the public good

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
    CDOs, health data, and the Open Science movement

Last bits of info to convince your friends to participate to the HIVHACK.

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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:

We had an excellent reach too with all the activities we organised:

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So the dices are rolling, rien ne va plus, place your bets and tell your friends to join the effort and to do something good, ask them to register on hivhack.org.

and share this announcement and make some noise using #HIVHACK !

See you Friday 13:00 at Digitsyer,

 

Philippe

Use your skills to fight the spread of HIV drug resistance

join the fight

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.

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About the HIVHACK :

We are happy to invite you to our yearly data4good hackathon that will be held at DigitYser.

more info: hivhack.org

date: November 23 & 24th

How to participate:

You can register as a team or register individually. We have prepared different use cases to allow you to jump onto an existing idea or you can develop your own idea.

We are also looking for additional technical coaches and some jury members, so if you have some time to spare for a good cause on Saturday please call me.

How to register:

Registration for individuals are Free.

If you want to register your team up to 5 people using your company name you can also.

If you are already a partner and you want to use your 50% voucher, please use this link

Your Invitation for the #datascience Jobfairs on 15/11 and 20/12 + HIVHACK + First Anniversary Celebration

Dear community member,

Here is your personal invitation for 4 data related events and also some information about the JobFair that you could share with your recruitment team.

About the JobFair:

The data science community is organising 2 jobfairs in order to present our datascience bootcampers that will be available in a few weeks.

more info: di-academy.com/job-fair/

dates: November 15th & December 20th (followed by the first anniversary celebration)


How to register:

  • If you want to test out what the community has to offer we invite you for free, please use this link to register to the next jobfair on Thursday 15th November.
  • If you are already a partner and you want to use your 50% voucher, please use this link .

 

About the HIVHACK :

We are happy to invite you to our yearly data4good hackathon that will be held at DigitYser.

more info: hivhack.org

date: November 23 & 24th


How to participate:

You can register as a team or register individually. We have prepared different use cases to allow you to jump onto an existing idea or you can develop your own idea.

We are also looking for additional technical coaches and some jury members, so if you have some time to spare for a good cause on saturday please call me.


How to register:

Registration for individuals are Free.

If you want to register your team up to 5 people using your company name you can also.

If you are already a partner and you want to use your 50% voucher, please use this link

 

About our first year anniversary celebration:

You are kindly invited to join us to celebrate the first anniversary of DigitYser.

more info: celebrate year1

date: December 20th 18:30

Registration is Free

 

Kind regards,

Philippe Van Impe

 

Here are the 8 Real Challenges Data Scientists Face by Laurence Bradford

Here are the 8 Real Challenges Data Scientists Face by

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

LINK TO THE ARTICLE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2018/09/06/8-real-challenges-data-scientists-face/

Welcome to the 4th edition of the DISUMMIT

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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”

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“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!

Philippe Van Impe
+32 477 23 78 42
philippe@digityser.org
disummit.com
@pvanimpe

PS:  Use the bot to connect with your peers and use  #DISUMMIT when share your thoughts on social media.

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Highlights of diSummit 2018

Looking at the quality of this year’s speakers and the number of tickets sold,  it looks like the #DISUMMIT is becoming the “annual conference of the European #AI ecosystem “

Here is the success formula:

  1. diSummit is organised together with Icity.brussels at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. We expect 800 participants.
  2. The event is the annual conference of the #datascience community grouping all the related meetups like Data Science Community (Brussels, Liège, Antwerp, Ghent, Leuve),  R-ladies, #AI meetup …
  3. It is a Team event where companies send out their teams to update their skills and to get some inspiration.
  4. All the stakeholders of the #AI ecosystem are participating:
    Academic – Political – Communities – Start-ups – SME – Big Corporates:

    1. CxO of top startups like Collibra or Digital Genius
    2. #AI Think thanks from different countries ( Hub France #AI , Vlaanderen AI , UK )
    3. Top universities present with speakers and workshops (Monreal, KUL, ULB, VUB …)
    4. Passionate speakers with less experience in the Ingnite talk sessions
  5. Lots Networking is organised to allow everyone to connect with the right people of the industry.
  6. Companies recruiting are present at the Jobfair to meet the experts and the young graduates that wil be present.
  7. At the Partner Village companies looking for solutions can talk to the real experts
  8. Inspiring day geared around learning and sharing
    1. Over 50 presentations in the plenary
    2. Master Classes for the managers in the break outs
    3. Hands-on sessions for the nerds in the break outs
  9. There is a very exclusive speakers’ dinner hosted by Prof. Hugues Bersini on June 20th.
  10. 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
  • 50 Presentations
  • 10 Master Classes
  • 10 Hands-on workshops
  • 50 companies recruiting

More information:  disummit.com
Check out the videos.