People today are increasingly consuming information visually through images, video & the world around them. We are sharing, pinning & snapping images more than ever before. We are using beautiful images to discover serendipitously the new restaurants we want to try out, vacations we want to plan & the products we want to buy. We are even chasing hidden augmented reality Pokemons all around Central Park in New York!
As products move closer to providing users with a real world visual experience, companies are realizing the potential of leveraging AI to use the vast information in these images to provide users with recommendations, comparisons & an ability to store & relive memories.
As a product manager, it has never before become more important to understand the visual nuances that impact user experience & understand the process of using images to build successful products.
At this event, we will explore:
What is Computer Vision & where is it being used?
What are the common challenges in building AI products using images?
How do we prepare for privacy concerns while using images?
What is the future of Computer Vision? From Deep Learning to Virtual Reality!
This talk is for product managers, data scientists & leaders who are interested in Computer Vision. You will walk away with an overview of what it takes to build products that use computer vision.
Doors open at 6pm. Light refreshments, including beer & wine, will be provided.Please arrive early to mix, mingle & network. We will have time for Q&A from the audience afterwards. A nominal fee of $10 is requested to cover WIP programming costs for local events & our annual conference.
Our panel consists of leaders in product & executive roles at top companies.
Moderator--Surabhi Shastri, Senior Product Manager, Ebay
Surabhi Shastri is a Senior Product Manager at Ebay. She leads discovery & personalization algorithms for Ebay users across all platforms such as the homepage, native apps & emails. Previously, she was the Head of Data Products at Saavn, South Asia's biggest music streaming app with over 20M users, where she shipped analytical tools, algorithmic playlists & a product for artists to analyze & grow their fanbase. She got her MBA from Columbia Business School where she focused on entrepreneurship & venture capital & is a computer engineer.
Mary Titus, Product Manager, eBay NYC
Mary Titus is a Product Manager at eBay NYC team where she works alongside a team of stellar engineers & researchers to bring computer vision to life. Most recently, her team announced the upcoming launch of Image Search & Find It On eBay - two new products that enable visual search across eBay's inventory of over 1 billion items. She is a graduate of Georgia Institue of Tehchnology with a degree in Industrial Engineering specializing in operations research.
Joy Tang, Computer Vision Entrepreneur
Joy Tang is a former high frequency algorithmic trader turned computer vision entrepreneur. She left a seven-figure salary in high frequency trading to create Markable, the leader in fashion image recognition. Originally from China, Joy attended MIT on a full scholarship, with majors in math & economics. She also holds a Gold Medal in Math Olympics in China & as a teen was the anchor of a Chinese television program. She understood how to build algorithms from her work in high frequency trading, & upon noticing a huge gap in the market between e-commerce & digital content, she was inspired to develop the AI technology to make all actors' & actresses' wardrobes immediately shoppable.
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About eBay Inc
eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub & Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers & sellers around the world, empowering people & creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the worlds largest & most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value & unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company & its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.