CV & AI for Good

Tuesday 18th December-7pm

The Open Talent Talk "Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence for Good" will take place at the Tech Talent Center (c / Badajoz 73, Barcelona). This Open Talent will be hosted by Cristian Canton, Engineering Manager at Facebook.

In this talk, we will review how computer vision and AI in general are used "for good": from detecting objectionable content to fighting terrorism or tackling misinformation. AI has recently found applications that aim at making our world a safer place. Bridging the gap between the state-of-the-art and the solutions needed to address "for good" problems is a growing field of research that is yielding to relevant technological and social impact. We will be covering some of the technical aspects as well as practical and real cases.

The speaker

Cristian Canton is a research manager at Facebook where he currently leads the computer vision team within the objectionable and harmful content domain (i.e. detect and remove offensive visual content) and media forensics. From 2012-16, he was at Microsoft Research in Redmond (USA) and Cambridge (UK) where he worked on large scale Computer Vision and machine learning problem; from 2009-2012, he was the a lead engineer at Vicon (Oxford), bringing CV to produce visual effects for cinema industry. He got his PhD and MS from Technical University of Catalonia and his MS Thesis from EPFL (Switzerland) on computer vision topics. He is the author of over 50 publications and 25 patents.

Registration is free an available here.