Luka Crnkovic-Friis, Co-founder, Peltarion
Title: The Democratization & Industrialization of AI
Abstract: As Artificial Intelligence is gaining in popularity a number of challenges stand in the way of making it broadly usable. The recent advances are due to increased computing power, larger data sets and the further development of artificial neural networks, now commonly called “deep learning”. While impressive results can be achieved, it requires expert knowledge and specialized hardware. Furthermore no standard software engineering practice of machine learning exists so to achieve industrial grade quality and reliability requires custom expensive tooling to be developed. This talk will focus on explaining the basics of modern, deep learning based AI systems and the challenges of making it usable in practice for a broader range of industries.
Brief bio: Luka Crnkovic-Friis is the Co-Founder of Peltarion an AI company specializing in neural networks and deep learning since 2005. He has more than 15 years of experience with neural networks and their industrial applications. Peltarion’s mission is the democratization and industrialization of AI - both making it more accessible and more scientific. The company is currently developing an industrial grade SaaS platform that aims to significantly lower the bar of entry for AI while making it reliable enough for real world industrial applications.