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News, 7/10/2018

Smart people build smart machines in Finland

Photo:Hung Ta/Top Data Science

Oğuzhan Gençoğlu is one of three cofounders of a unique Helsinki-based startup specialising in machine learning. Their solution is able to analyse data and make specialised predictions; uses range from increasing productivity at a forestry factory to finding out if a patient has prostate cancer.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Gençoğlu came to Finland to pursue a master’s degree at Tampere University of Technology, where he extensively studied machine learning and deep learning. “Machine learning is a subset of computer science, where algorithms analyse data, learn from it, and apply what they’ve learned,” he says. “Deep learning is a subset of machine learning which uses artificial neural networks.”

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Updated 7/10/2018

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