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Real-Time Object Recognition on Mobile

August 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm


Alberto Rizzoli, Founder, Aipoly


6:30 Doors Open, Food & Networking  
7:00 Presentation  

Event Details

Object recognition using convolutional neural networks has been extensively used in the cloud because of its computing costs. However the growth of lightweight hardware like drones and mobile augmented reality turned people’s attention towards faster, local solutions that would implement deep learning directly into connected devices. From security cameras that know what they see, to autonomous delivery robots the size of small suitcases, to wearables and apps that recognize faces and objects faster than most humans are capable of, deep learning on mobile hardware is set to change the way we think of apps, IoT, and robotics.

We will be looking into present uses of artificial intelligence for vision used locally, and discuss the implications of this emerging trend for app development, and IoT products, as well as situation where this configuration fails. In particular, we will explore the way mobile object recognition has had an impact in the accessibility sector in helping the blind recognize their surroundings, and personal learnings from working with visually impaired users who depended on the performance of an AI technology from a user experience and human-computer interaction standpoint.

Speaker Bio

Alberto Rizzoli is an Italian entrepreneur and futurist. He is the co-founder of Aipoly, a startup using artificial intelligence to help the visually impaired identify objects and giving machines a sense of sight. Alberto started building companies at age 20, beginning with a 3D printing education-technology startup providing lessons to children in four continents, and was featured in Makerfaire’s 20 under 20 panel where he presented before 3000 people. At 21 he started a publishing company focused on works of literature in future studies and futurology, then-co authoring “The Future of Business”, a series of insights on the future of 60 industries. Alberto now takes his passion for machine learning to assistive technology in order to help the tens of millions of visually impaired people around the world gain a richer sense of perception through sight. At 22 he founded Aipoly at Singularity University where he participated at the Global Solutions Program under a scholarship from Google. In march 2016 Alberto was awarded by the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella for his efforts in advancing artificial intelligence for a good cause. Alberto’s startup Aipoly won multiple awards from the Anthill Smart 100, to the CEA disability challenge.


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August 22, 2016
6:30 pm
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SF Bay ACM Chapter


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