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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Harnessing Machine Learning to Enable Discovery Full

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There has been an explosion in the number of commercially available satellite images produced every day. The democratization of space technology has catalyzed a revolution of the commercial space industry which is now rapidly transforming from one company imaging 5 million km2 a day to up to 10 companies imaging 200 million km2 a day, and from constellations of a handful of satellites to constellations of hundreds of satellites. Today, the number of images being generated by this rapidly evolving commercial space industry far exceeds human scales. This talk will explore how we can harness machine learning to enable global discovery at scale. Fueled by advancements in machine learning algorithms, GPUs, and the availability of labeled datasets, we have dramatically improved our ability to extract insight from this explosion of data to understand changes across the globe.

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Mikel Rodriguez

Director of Computer Vision Research, MITRE
Mikel Rodriguez leads computer vision research at MITRE, a federally funded research and development center. For the past fifteen years his main research passion and interest has been the exploration of how we can use AI and in particular computer vision to help us solve problems... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Violet Crown - Theater 3 200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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