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Computers That Can Learn: How Will Deep Learning Affect the

Lives of Millions of People?


After the sell-out success of the San Francisco edition, the Deep Learning Summit is coming to
Boston. On 26-27 May 2015, 250+ world-leading scientists, engineers and innovators will come
together to discuss advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence. Learn from the
industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data. Explore how deep
learning will solve real challenges in society and impact the economy.
In San Francisco, the Deep Learning Summit featured speakers from Google, Baidu, Stanford
University, MIT, Flickr, Emotient, University of Toronto, Yahoo, MetaMind, Jibo and more. The Deep
Learning Summit in Boston will showcase similarly distinguished experts leading the smart artificial
intelligence revolution.
Key themes to be discussed at the summit include:

Speech Recognition
Neural Networks

Image Recognition

Language Processing

Pattern Recognition

Advanced Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

The Deep Learning Summit is a unique opportunity to meet influential data scientists, technologists
world-leading researchers, entrepreneurs and data engineers all in the same room. What sectors of
the economy will be affected by utilizing useful information from the abundant amounts of
unstructured data collecting? What challenges can deep learning solve? For example, how will
healthcare systems be revolutionised and made more effective by deep learning algorithms to help
diagnoses? How will advancements in industrial robotics affect manufacturing and production?
What sectors will become more economically efficient through deep learning applications? How can
deep learning positively impact the lives of a hundreds of millions of people?
The speaker line-up announced so far includes:
Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist, Baidu
Andrew Ng leads Baidu Research, which comprises three interrelated labs: the Silicon Valley AI Lab,
the Institute of Deep Learning and the Big Data Lab. The organization brings together global
research talent to work on fundamental technologies in areas such as image recognition and image-

based search, speech recognition, natural language processing and semantic intelligence. In
addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng is a faculty member in Stanford University's Computer Science
department, and Chairman of Coursera, an online education platform that he co-founded.
Yi Li, CEO, Orbeus
Yi is passionate about using technology to create products and services that simplify life, and
people enjoy using. Orbeus provides image and face recognition solutions for businesses through
their Rekognition API engine, and their product Phototime, a photo-tagging app that makes sense of
not just faces but also scenes and objects. Their approach combines of state-of-the-art deep
learning approaches with proprietary modifications to meet the wide range of use-cases from
traditional portraits to anything else you might take a picture of with your smartphone, such as
whiteboard notes or ID cards.
Richard Socher, Co-Founder & CTO, MetaMind
Richard Socher obtained his PhD from Stanford where he worked with Chris Manning and Andrew
Ng. His research interests are machine learning for NLP and vision. He is interested in developing
new deep learning models that learn useful features, capture compositional structure in multiple
modalities and perform well across different tasks.
Kevin Murphy, Research Scientist, Google
Kevin Murphy is a research scientist at Google in Mountain View, California, where he works on AI,
machine learning, computer vision and NLP. Before joining Google in 2011, he was an associate
professor of computer science and statistics at the University of British Columbia. Kevins research
areas include machine perception, artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language
processing.
Modar Alaoui, CEO & Founder, Eyeris
Modar is a serial entrepreneur and expert in AI-based vision software development. He is currently
founder and CEO at Eyeris, developer of deep learning-based emotion recognition software, EmoVu,
that reads facial micro-expressions. Eyeris uses convolutional neural networks as a deep learning
architecture to train and deploy its algorithm in to a number of todays commercial applications.

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