Learning Among Brilliant Scientists (LABS) students will gain access to new knowledge and be introduced to the skills needed to be a successful scientific researcher through workshops that include a lecture, seminar, and hands-on learning experience.
LABS Series develops the whole child by:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Roemmele, Research Scientist at SDL
Topic: Natural Language Processing: Computers + Human Language
Grade Level: 7th-12th
Program Fee: $50*
*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need.
As our interaction with machines has increased, this interaction has steadily become more fluid, intuitive, and intelligent on the part of computers. We are now reaching the point of being able to communicate with our devices in the same way we engage with people through talking and writing, as demonstrated by voice-based assistants like Amazon Alexa or writing support apps like Grammarly and Google Translate. However, enabling computers to comprehend and produce human language is actually a very difficult challenge in artificial intelligence research. This endeavor is referred to as natural language processing (NLP), and it integrates knowledge across a variety of subject areas including computer science, linguistics, mathematics, and cognitive science. In this workshop, Dr. Roemmele will broadly introduce NLP and describe what makes it so challenging. She will also highlight some of the recent advancements in this area as well as a few exciting practical applications that are currently on the horizon.
When: Once a month
Duration: 2.5 hours
Where: IEA Learning Center, 540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA
*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need. Price subject to change based on number of workshops in series and supplies needed.
Participants must be: