GSI Technology Inc. a leading provider of memory solutions for networking, telecommunications, and military, and developer of the Associative Processing Unit (APU), a highly parallel in-place computing solution, announced that GSI’s Director of Data Science, Mr. George Williams, will host a panel discussion, “Visual Search: The Next Frontier of Search”, at the upcoming ODSC West conference on November 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. PST. The conference will be held October 31 through November 4 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, located at 1333 Bayshore Highway, in Burlingame, California.
The Open Data Science Conference is the largest applied data science conference series in the world. At the event, Mr. Williams will lead a panel discussion with visual search experts from several of the leading multinational e-commerce companies, as well as a leading artificial intelligence company specializing in computer vision and currently using machine learning and deep neural networks to identify and analyze images and videos. The panel will explore the latest state-of-the art visual search research and techniques. Panel speakers will share their in-depth knowledge on the subject, including how to scale visual search solutions to address the billion-scale problem and how to train models that provide more specific and accurate results for visually rich categories, like on-line retail catalogs.
“Visual search is a rapidly emerging trend that is ideal for retail segments, such as fashion and home design, because they are largely driven by visual content, and style is often difficult to describe using text search alone,” said Mr. Williams. “Visual search allows you to replace your keyboard with your camera phone by using images instead of text to search for things. Through a technique called distance metric learning, a neural network can transform any image into a compact, information rich vector of numbers.”