Applied AI Meetup #2
The second Applied AI meetup will be hosted at Google Campus and sponsored by Ravelin (http://ravelin.com/). To kick off the night of talks, Stephen Whitworth from Ravelin and formerly Hailo will present "Intelligent Data Products", Miriam Redi from Yahoo Labs will answer "Can Machines See the Invisible?" and finally Nathan Benaich from Playfair Capital will present "A VC's take on the future of AI".
6:30pm beer, food and chat
7:00pm 'Intelligent Data Products'
7:30pm 'Can Machines See the Invisible?'
8:00pm 'A VC's take on the future of AI '
Stephen is a Data Scientist and jack of all trades at Ravelin, building intelligent data systems to prevent fraud in real time. Previously, he was a Senior Data Scientist at Hailo, working on product analytics, data products and agent based simulation to understand how cities live and move. He's interested in augmenting human knowledge with the power of machine learning.
Miriam Redi is a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs London. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia analysis and computational advertising. In particular, she explores ways to automatically assess visual aesthetics and creativity, and exploit the power of computer vision in the context of web, social media, and culture understanding. Miriam got her Ph.D. at the Multimedia group in EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis. After obtaining her PhD, she was a Postdoc in the Social Media group at Yahoo Labs Barcelona. Since then, she maintains collaborations with main academic research groups from both the multimedia and the social media communities.
Nathan joined Playfair Capital in 2013 to focus on deal sourcing, due diligence, and helping our companies grow. He is particularly interested in businesses where data and engineering are core competencies, as well as those which craft compelling user experiences that quickly become entrenched habits. He led, originated or participated in Seed through Growth investments including Mapillary, Appear Here, Dojo, and DueDil. Prior to Playfair, he earned an M.Phil and Ph.D in oncology as a Gates and Dr. Herchel Smith Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and a BA in biology from Williams College. He's published research focused on technologies to halt the fatal spread of cancer around the body.