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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 • 4:50pm - 5:05pm
Automatically Analyzing Earth Imagery using Deep Learning Now Open

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In the world of earth imagery today there is a huge and embarrassing problem: data is now so cheap and so plentiful that most of it goes completely to waste. Most images of earth captured today are never seen by human eyes, and traditional statistical methods of analysis have an extremely difficult time with the most basic of questions like, "how many cars are in this image," or, "am I looking at a parking lot or an airport?" Only recently has deep learning emerged as a potential answer to this problem. In this talk, we'll touch on how the problem of "too much data" came to be, three examples of how deep learning has been used to automatically analyze massive volumes of earth imagery, and some thoughts on where the future of this industry is going.

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Joe Morrison

Business Lead, Raster Foundry, Azavea
Joe Morrison leads business development for Raster Foundry, an open source platform for analyzing earth imagery on the web. His job is to help enterprise companies and NGOs to effectively combine earth imagery with analytical techniques, like deep learning, to make more informed decisions... 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 4:50pm - 5:05pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 3