LxMLS 2020 attracts more than 240 participants from around the globe
by IT on 02-08-2020
Tackling the constraints imposed by the pandemic crisis the 10th Edition of the Lisbon Machine Learning School (LxMLS 2020) went remote. (see more)
Tackling the constraints imposed by the pandemic crisis the 10th Edition of the Lisbon Machine Laerning School (LxMLS 2020) went remote. “Naturally, a virtual event is quite different and there are several problems that need to be solved, such as the fact that speakers and students are spread across different time zones around the globe”, said Mário Figueiredo, Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), researcher from IT and one of the responsibles for organizing this event. Nonetheless the event, that took place between July 21-29, managed to gather more than 240 participants from 51 different nations.
The LxMLS 2020 brought together 12 world renowed speakers of different countries, from the academic and business world, such as Google. “We had once again highly acclaimed speakers and a programme that was on a par with previous editions, including the laboratories, which are one of LxMLS branding images”, added Mário Figueiredo. The 10th edition of LxLMS also included a discussion panel entitled “Careers in ML/NLP”, “in which several people who attended previous editions as students shared their experience as professionals (in companies or in academia) in this area.
The LxMLS 2020 was organised by IST, IT, Unbabel, INESC-ID, Priberam Labs and Cleverly.