Fireside Chat Presenters

Roman V. Yampolskiy, Ph.D   Associate Professor - Speed School of Engineering Director -  Cybersecurity Laboratory   University of Louisville

Roman V. Yampolskiy, Ph.D
Associate Professor - Speed School of Engineering
Director - Cybersecurity Laboratory
University of Louisville

Alexander Schiffhauer  Product Lead,  Computational Photography  Google

Alexander Schiffhauer
Product Lead,
Computational Photography
Google

Andrea de Polo   Cultural Heritage & Multimedia Supervisor  Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive Florence, Italy

Andrea de Polo
Cultural Heritage & Multimedia Supervisor
Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive
Florence, Italy

Combatting the bad and ugly of imaging AI – Deepfakes & beyond

At this point it’s still hard to fully grasp the potential of today’s AI-based image and face recognition innovations, as much more is on – and beyond – the horizon.

But so is the potential for abuse, whether threats to security and privacy, Deepfakes or malevolent AI.

Hear from Prof. Yampolskiy, founder of the Cybersecurity Lab, and author of over 100 publications on these topics, including multiple journal articles and books.

Pushing the Limits of Computational Photography

Alexander recently left his role as Technical Advisor to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai to lead product management for the company’s computational photography teams.

With his product leadership, these teams have pioneered innovation on Pixel Camera, leveraging AI and computer vision techniques to create photos unimaginable only a few years ago.

Topics we’ll discuss with Alexander include the vision that drives Google’s strategy, some of the processes behind the company’s accomplishments, and his views on the hardware/software debate, including how far AI can take us in improving the customer experience of computational photography.

Turning yesterday’s photo masterpieces into today’s accessible, discoverable and engaging archives

Florence-based Fratelli Alinari is the world’s oldest photo archive with over 5 million photos. Not only is digitizing a collection of precious photos at this scale a tremendous undertaking, making them searchable, discoverable and engaging for today’s generation poses yet another set of formidable challenges.

That’s where AI comes to the rescue.

Hear from Andrea de Polo, who spearheads Fratelli Alinari’s efforts to make its cultural heritage accessible and engaging through an economically driven and technically savvy solution.

Panels

Building – and monetizing – the gig photo/video economy

Gig photography has been around about as long as photography itself, but today’s gig economy is turning it into a different beast. We’ll explore how learning from broader gig economy drivers can point to emerging opportunities for enablers and technology providers. 

Print. Yes, Again

The photo print product is the original imaging monetizer that keeps reinventing itself into something new, year after year. What are the latest emerging opportunities that B2C and B2B photo print providers can’t afford to miss?

AI and imaging – Too much of a good thing?

AI is already everywhere in imaging, from recognition to enhancement to auto editing – and of course, there’s much more to come. As an industry we must take imaging AI to the next level while also keeping things safe, secure and private for our customers – but how?

The camera is dead – Long live the camera

Smartphones are gobbling up the feature gap that separates them from cameras. But how small can that gap really get? Are there camera value propositions that simply can’t be duplicated? And what are camera vendors doing to extend the gap? We’ll explore the consequences for anyone offering photo or video app, cloud or hardware solutions.

Panelists

Show & Tell Presenters



Show & Tell Judges

Andy Kelm is Managing Director at Palmarés Advisors, a boutique M&A investment bank. Andy’s former positions include GM Mobile Services at Amazon Web Services and VP, GM Browser Services at Nokia.

Anna Dickson     Visual Lead, Google Image Search  Google

Anna Dickson
Visual Lead, Google Image Search
Google

Anna Dickson is Visual Lead, Image Search at Google, and was a Visual 1st 2017 fireside chat presenter.  Anna formerly was deputy director of photography at the WSJ, photo director at the Huffington Post and photo editor at Clear Channel.

Marcel van der Heijden is partner at Speedinvest, a European VC fund. Marcel’s former positions include VP Business Development at Aircloak, VP Business Development at bitmovin and Industry Market Development Manager, Vodafone at Microsoft.

Moderators