6:00-6:30 pm: Meet and Greet
6:30-7:30 pm: Presentation from Jeff Bier
In nature, intelligence and vision are tightly linked: virtually every species we consider to be intelligent has been equipped by evolution with vision. Similarly, to truly be intelligent, our devices and applications need visual perception. Most systems today lack vision because computer vision technology has been too expensive, too power-hungry, too complex – and too unreliable. But this is now changing with breathtaking speed. Accelerating advances in processors, algorithms, sensors, and development tools and techniques are increasingly making it both attractive and practical to equip all kinds of systems with vision, including high-volume, battery-powered devices. Artificial neural networks play a critical part of this transformation.
In this presentation, Jeff will share his unique perspective – informed both by product development projects and by interactions with many industry players – on the most important technology trends enabling the widespread use of embedded vision in products, with particular emphasis on deep learning. Jeff will also highlight examples of innovative products that illustrate the potential for vision to fundamentally change the capabilities of devices and to enable new business models.
Jeff Bier is the Founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance, a partnership of 60+ technology companies that works to enable the widespread use of practical computer vision. He is also the General Chairman of the Embedded Vision Summit (May 1-3, 2017 in Santa Clara, California) — the only conference devoted to enabling product creators to build better products using computer vision. Jeff is also president of BDTI. Jeff is a frequent keynote and invited speaker at industry conferences, and writes the popular monthly column “Impulse Response”.