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Possibilities of machine learning on display at Kampusareena

Machine learning is quickly becoming a large part of the everyday lives of people and businesses. But what does machine learning mean? What benefits can it have for different lines of business? Research and business meet at the Machine Learning morning on 21 February 2017 at Kampusareena. Welcome!

The open Machine Learning event on 21 February 2017 at 9:00-14:00 at Kampusareena displays the field’s top expertise, demo presentations, and practical applications. The event will be attended by representatives of companies and researchers from universities and research institutes, who will all share their views on the field’s future developments, possibilities, and business benefits.

During the event, attendees can visit the Campus Club and the Kampusareena auditorium to hear over 20 succinct speeches on the subject. One of the first speakers of the day is Data Scientist Teppo Ahonen from Solita. A part of his job is to create and utilize machine learning solutions to meet many kinds of needs and problems. His speech concerns the requirements for and possibilities of putting machine learning into practical use.

“We want to present our view on what machine learning means today and what we see it meaning tomorrow,” Ahonen says.

According to Ahonen, machine learning is in vogue because the business world has woken up to the concept of knowledge management, and they are now willing and capable of seeking and finding concrete solutions to complement that. This includes solutions from the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

“Learning machines are no longer science fiction bogeymen. People outside the research community are beginning to understand the importance and utility of machine learning,” he says.

The Machine Learning morning allows companies interested in the possibilities offered by machine learning to learn more about the subject and discuss it with experts in the field and other interested companies.

“For a company that’s completely unfamiliar with the subject, the central thing to understand is that machine learning can be incorporated even into very small and mundane things. The most important lesson for beginners and more advanced users alike is that machine learning benefits no one if its results are not put into practice,” Ahonen stresses.

In fact, machine learning will be much like the internet was: it began as the interested buzzing of a few experts, but it soon became the central pillar of everyday life and business for everyone.

“Artificial intelligence is the new electricity,” Associate Professor Joni Kämäräinen from TUT’s Laboratory of Signal Processing says.

Machine Learning morning

Date and time: 21 February 2017 at 09:00-14:00

Location: Tampere University of Technology, Kampusareena’s Campus Club (5th floor) and auditorium (1st floor) (Korkeakoulunkatu 7, Tampere)


Machine Learning morning is organized by Campus Club, Tampere University of Technology, Dimecc, SMACC, FIMA, and SYK Oy. Admittance to the event is free and open to everyone. Welcome!

Further information: Sari Konttila, Campus Club, tel. +358 40 838 2992,


News submitted by: Sanna Kähkönen
Keywords: science and research, services and collaboration, machine learning