Argon Design is one of the sponsors of Hack Cambridge 2017. The event runs over the weekend of 28-29 January 2017. The company will be fielding a team of engineers as mentors, and the team is hoping to work with teams to create some exciting examples of machine learning.
There’s been a lot of buzz over the last year about machine learning and neural networks. It’s behind self-driving cars, improvements in speech recognition, automatic classification of images, website recommendation systems, many big-data analysis tasks and voice assistants such as Google Assistant or Siri.
There was also the announcement that AlphaGo had cracked the incredibly difficult task of winning at Go. There’s a long way to go but we are starting to understand how the brain works and harness machine learning to create meaningful intelligent systems. As well as technical interest there is a lot of commercial activity with many new start-ups and some high-profile exits.
The team at Argon has long been fascinated by this area, using it in image processing, for instance to give real-time feedback composing a photo of your face. Think of taking a passport photo and all the things you mustn’t do, like smiling or having any hair obscuring your eyes. To find out more, visit Argon website
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