Apr 30 2018 17:00

Join Oxford's AI Society for a presentation from Google's Optical Character Recognition team in Research and Machine Intelligence!

These renowned scientists will describe Google's efforts on optical character recognition (OCR), starting with a broad view of the problem, describing the evolution of their approach, and where they see things going. They will focus on several aspects: the machine learning problem, software engineering, research culture, multilingual aspects, and the overarching importance of data. Some remaining challenges will be outlined. OCR is the electronic conversion of written text (on scanned document, photo, etc) into a machine-encoded text.

This is an event where we expect high participation so book your tickets early. The session will not be recorded and there will be no streaming either. Please make sure you arrive at least 5-10 minutes early.

Who will be speaking?

Ashok Popat: Research Scientist, GoogleOCR
Received his BS and MS degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1990, and the PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 1997. Prior to joining Google in 2005 he worked at Xerox PARC.

Jake Walker: Product Manager, GoogleOCR
Received his BS degree from UCLA in Computer Science and Engineering in 2010, and his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2015. Prior to joining Google in 2016 he was a software engineer at Microsoft.

Reeve Ingle: Software Engineer, GoogleOCR
Received his BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2008, and his MS and PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Stanford University in 2010 and 2014. Prior to joining Google he was a software engineer at HeartVista.


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