GGD #73 Helen LLoyd from Xavier is speaking!

Helen LLoyd

We are being hosted by the Engine Shed and sponsored by SET Squared Bristol.

Helen Lloyd is co-founder of the Bristol fintech startup Xavier Analytics. Previously Front-End Director at web development agency Hatch Apps, Helen has had over 7 years’ experience as a freelance artist and designer (alongside other, more random, jobs), and transferred her skills into front-end web development 5 years ago. She has a background in Psychology with a masters degree in Neuroscience, and continues to apply her love of data and understanding of human behaviour to product design and UX. Much to her surprise, she was recently named among one of the Rising Stars in the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018.

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GGD #72 GirlGeekDinners @Graphcore

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We are being hosted by what must be Bristols biggest Unicorn this month. They’ve stepped in when our earlier sponsor had to step down due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather than let you down for a second month we did a callout to see if any other comapnies could save the date for us and Voila!! Graphcore stepped in. Think AI, electronics, Robotics and … well anything really!

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for machine intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors, whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or autonomous car manufacturer.

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