Deep learning for computer vision: from theory to business applications

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  • How can machines distinguish objects in an image?

  • What's the magic behind convolutional neural networks (CNNs)?

  • How can real business problems be solved with modern computer vision?

These are some of the questions that will be answered in this session fully dedicated to the fundamentals and powerful business applications of deep learning for computer vision, featuring two talks:

Talk 1 | An Introduction to Machine Learning and How to Teach Machines to See

In this theoretical track, you’ll be introduced to deep learning as an important technique in computer vision and how convolutional neural networks can be used to solve image classification problems. We’ll explore the fundamental technical concepts, which will then help understand how they can be applied to the real world.

Bio: German Hoffman, Machine Learning Engineer at Tryolabs. German has 10 years of experience in building complex machine learning systems using state-of-the-art techniques in the fields of computer vision and NLP and predictive analytics.

Talk 2 | Enormous worker hour savings using CNNs

In this talk, we'll consider how computer vision and image classification are used at TheRealReal to solve business problems at scale. We'll focus on applying image classification to the problem of product copywriting automation.

Bio: Matthew Reed, Ph.D., Senior Data Scientist at TheRealReal. Matthew has a background in machine learning and applied math, with 5 years of experience using computer vision and deep learning to solve problems in the industry.


  • 6 - 6:30 pm - Reception w/ food & drinks

  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm - An Introduction to Machine Learning and How to Teach Machines to See

  • 7:30 - 7:45 pm - Break

  • 7:45 - 8:30 pm - Saving 1500 worker hours a month using CNNs

  • 8:30 - 9:30 pm - more food & drinks!


This event is for software engineers, machine learning enthusiasts and executives who aim to gain a better understanding of how to leverage deep learning for computer vision to drive outstanding business results.

After the talks, there will be time to ask individual questions while enjoying delicious snacks.

We're looking forward to seeing you at this laid-back evening session.

RSVP is required since it is an invite-only event.

How to access WeWork

  1. Arrive at 44 Montgomery building and check-in with your name at the front desk*.

  2. They will route you to the elevators to get to the 3rd Floor (where WeWork is).

  3. Once in WeWork, check-in with your name and enjoy the event!

* If you happen to not be at the invite list, please call 415-712-5676 (Martin) or 415-712-5341 (Nicole),

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