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Artificial Intelligence and Convolution Neural Networks
Jim Hogan - Vista Ventures, Los Gatos, CA
Today lots of companies are building systems that gather data and automatically process this to drive parts of their business operations. Obvious cases are Amazon telling you at point of sale, "Other people who bought XYZ shoes purchased ABC socks and ZXY shoe polish". We are move deeper into this new world at a blinding pace. Listen to Jim discuss with industry experts what can be done in this area, what we should be worried about, and where it is all going.
James Gambale - Lomasoft Corp., San Diego, CA Chris Rowen - Cognite Ventures, Santa Cruz, CA Raik Brinkmann - OneSpin Solutions GmbH, San Jose, CA
Jim is a Patent Attorney experienced with mobile hardware and software architecture. Jim spent nine years with Qualcomm as the Patent Counsel responsible for development of IP relating to mobile camera and GPU hardware architecture. He also had primary responsibility for IP analysis of Khronos multimedia standards including OpenCL, OpenVX, OpenGL and Vulkan. Jim is admitted to the California Bar and registered to practice before the USPTO. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and J.D. from California Western School of Law.
Chris is a well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technologist. He has served as CTO for Cadence’s IP Group, where he and his team develop new processor and memory for advanced applications in mobile, automotive, infrastructure, deep learning and IoT systems. Chris joined Cadence after its acquisition of Tensilica, the company he founded to develop and proliferate extensible processors. He led Tensilica as CEO and later, CTO, to become one of the leading embedded architectures. Before founding Tensilica in 1997, he was VP and GM of the Design Reuse Group at Synopsys. Chris also was a pioneer in developing RISC architecture and helped found MIPS Computer Systems, where he was VP of Microprocessor Development. He holds an MSEE and PhD in EE from Stanford and a BA in physics from Harvard. He’s an inventor on more than 40 US and international patents. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2015 for his work in development of microprocessor technology.
Raik Brinkmann is president and CEO of OneSpin Solutions. As vice president of OneSpin’s formal verification software development, he turned its fundamental scientific and engineering innovations into state-of-the-art formal verification solutions. Brinkmann has a specific expertise in Machine Learning techniques, having studied the subject at Stanford University as related to Formal Verification and the adaptive algorithms included within. He is an authority on Machine Learning and AI techniques applied in various applications and has been cited in scholarly articles on the subject. He holds a Diplom Informatiker from the Clausthal Technical University, Germany, and a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.