Clarifai - Ryan Compton (LinkedIn, @rycpt, ryancompton.net) Ryan Compton is a data scientist at Clarifai. He was previously on the research staff at Howard Hughes Laboratories and has a mathematics PhD from UCLA.
Presentation -Streaming visual information retrieval and moderation with deep learning. Ryan's presentation will show how neural networks can be used to cluster and surface conceptually similar images from social media while repressing nsfw photos. As a demo he will use Clarifai's api to filter the public Twitter feed.
Ditto Labs - Julia Kim (LinkedIn, @-Ditto) Julia heads up Client Services at Ditto, the top provider of visual search for social. Julia is an operations leader with more than 10 years of experience building successful partnerships and exceeding expectations for clients like American Express, Citibank, Novartis and Thomson Reuters.
Presentation - Social media is increasingly visual, but brands can't listen to photos. Learn how Ditto discovers brands, scenes and objects in the daily torrent of photos people share on social media using computer vision technology.