Members of the NOVA Workforce team attended an event on deep learning hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on January 31.
The event, titled “Deep Learning: Promise and Pitfalls,” was part of NVTC’s Titans event series. The event consisted of two panelists, Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist at Intel, and Dr. John Kaufhold, Managing Partner and Data Scientist at Deep Learning Analytics, sharing their insight on the topic of deep learning. The panel was moderated by Dr. Ravi Pappu, Chief Architect at In-Q-Tel.
Deep learning is defined as “an artificial intelligence function that imitates the workings of the human brain in processing data and creating patterns for decision making.” As businesses continue to adopt deep learning practices, the panel recommended that organizations begin by identifying a business problem. Then, address that problem with talent, data, frameworks, and hardware.
Organizations face a significant challenge, however, because talent and data are gatekeepers—and qualified, trained talent is lacking. As a result, job candidates with information technology skills are in high demand.
Since the demand for IT talent is so high, there are significant opportunities to develop a successful career in this field. NOVA Workforce offers high-quality training and certificates to equip you with the skills for which employers are searching.