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“Defensive Pessimism” to Build Great Software / Image Recognition with Watson
Using “Defensive Pessimism” to Build Great Software at YML Adam Talcott, Edward Cessna, and Ramsundar Shandilya, Y Media Labs At YML, we take pride in creating great software as part of our mission to make digital products and experiences which have lasting impact. An important part of our process is anticipating the various scenarios our software may face and taking those scenarios into account from design through deployment and beyond. At YML, we refer to this concept as “defensive pessimism”. After introducing YML, a customer experience design and technology agency with a vision of becoming our clients’ most valued partner, we will dive into defensive pessimism. We will discuss the ramifications for design and review examples of user experiences created with defensive pessimism in mind. We will also cover the resulting architecture considerations and the impact on reliability. We will close by recapping some of the more interesting updates from WWDC 2018, held the previous week in San Jose. Augmenting Experiences with Visual Recognition Sam Couch, developer advocate @ IBM Exploring ways to use image recognition to create dynamic and engaging experiences for users to interact with both the world around them and our apps With Watson Visual Recognition you can build custom image classifiers and deploy the models directly into your app. Integrating your custom models directly into your app with Core ML takes only a few lines of code and can create dynamic and engaging experiences for your users. This talk will cover how Watson integrates with Core ML as well as explore potential applications of visual recognition in iOS apps.

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Respond by: 6/10/2018

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    Since April 2008, we've been meeting monthly to share projects, opportunities, and how-tos related to developing apps for iOS and the systems that support them. Experienced developers, newcomers, and people with ideas are all welcome. We've enjoyed presentations from experts, investors, and entrepreneurs in all sorts of relevant topics: user experience, programming, APIs, marketing, ethics and more. Whether you have a project, want to start one, or just want to learn, come join us!

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