Adam reviews the ongoing revolution in machine learning, focusing on neural networks and machine perception, and presents a short early-stage demo of these new tricks applied to images gathered from his daily life. He also discusses what it means to record one’s entire life, the etiquette and ethics around that, who would and would not want to do such a thing, and what it might do to society.
Adam Berenzweig is the Director of R&D at CTRL-Labs, building the world’s first practical, non-invasive neural interface. Previously he was the founding CTO of Clarifai, an early pioneer in deep learning and image recognition. From 2003 to 2013 he was a software engineer at Google, where he built the music recommender for Google Play Music, and worked on Photo Search and Google News.
Data & Society’s “Databites” speaker series presents timely conversations about the purpose and power of technology, bridging our interdisciplinary research with broader public conversations about the societal implications of data and automation.