Deep Learning has been called the ‘new electricity’ — transforming every industry. Innovative architectures and applications receive deserved attention. But to turn innovation into value requires integrating deep learning into practical technology products. Such products, including Spotify's, are often developed following the principles of agile. This talk focuses on approaching deep learning in an agile way and on integrating deep learning into the agile cadence of a modern software development organization.
Dave gives leadership to the machine learning efforts at Spotify Boston, where recommendations, search and conversational interaction empower music experiences that improve lives. Previously he was Vice President of Engineering at Basis Technology. He has implemented Machine Learning and particularly Natural Language Processing systems since 1998. He earned a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Rice University.