Embedded Deep Learning at Deep Vision with Siddha Ganju

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In this episode we hear from Siddha Ganju, data scientist at computer vision startup Deep Vision. Siddha joined me at the AI Conference a while back to chat about the challenges of developing deep learning applications “at the edge,” i.e. those targeting compute- and power-constrained environments.

In our conversation, Siddha provides an overview of Deep Vision’s embedded processor, which is optimized for ultra-low power requirements, and we dig into the data processing pipeline and network architecture process she uses to support sophisticated models in embedded devices. We dig into the specific the hardware and software capabilities and restrictions typical of edge devices and how she utilizes techniques like model pruning and compression to create embedded models that deliver needed performance levels in resource constrained environments, and discuss use cases such as facial recognition, scene description and activity recognition. Siddha’s research interests also include natural language processing and visual question answering, and we spend some time discussing the latter as well.

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TWiML Online Meetup

The details for our January Meetup are set! Tuesday, January 16, we will be joined by former TWiML guest and Microsoft Researcher Timnit Gebru. Timnit joined us a few weeks ago to discuss her recently released, and much acclaimed paper, “Using deep learning and Google Street View to estimate the demographic makeup of neighborhoods across the United States”, and I’m excited that she’s be joining us to discuss the paper, and the pipeline she used to identify 22 million cards in 50 million Google Street View images, in more detail. I’m anticipating a lively discussion segment, in which we’ll be exploring your AI resolutions & predictions for 2018. For links to the paper, or to register for the meetup, or to check out previous meetups, visit twimlai.com/meetup.

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