Below is the current agenda for the November 16, 2018 event
(subject to updates and changes)
Doors Open. Welcome to the 7th Kranky Geek event! The event will start promptly at 10:00 am.
Welcome and event overview from Kranky Geek!
Discord will share the engineering and product decisions that enabled us to massively scale our operations with a small team and limited resources. We will focus on WebRTC modifications that enabled us to improve user experience for gamers.
ML has been successfully applied for audio and video applications but the usage in real time applications adds some new challenges. In the last years mobile OS providers have started to provide ML capabilities(CoreML, MLKit…) to overcome some of those limitations with on-device ML processing. Gustavo Garcia from Houseparty will review the status and capabilities of some of those APIs with a few examples of how to leverage them.
Our speech contains so much more than the words we speak – tone, pitch, cadence, volume and other factors give signals that sometimes carry just as much information if not more than the speech itself. Walter will discuss some of these metrics, how to capture them, and how they can be used in speech analytics applications.
Understanding and transcribing speech in a real-world, noisy meeting environment is no simple task. Hear Ahmad speak to the multiple ways he has explored the ability to train machines to understand the words spoken and the multiple layer engines applied to improve accuracy.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee/tea/water will be served during the event. Vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan meals will be served. You are also welcome to bring your own food, if you’d like.
Kranky Geek is proud to sponsor Girl Develop It! Lets give them a moment to explain their mission.
This talk will take a look under the hood at some of the ways AI is being injected into call centers including voice BOTs that understand natural language and cognitive assistants that help reduce call hold times with live agents. Brian will also raise some of the challenges that are commonly encountered along the way.
Etienne will discuss how organizations are turning toward AI to improve customer service, gain competitive insights, and boost sales. Learn how this revolution is being driven through voice-driven artificial intelligence, real-time speech recognition, and natural language processing.
Updates from Google
Deep learning algorithms have been employed in many areas of real time video communications and broadcast. Small platforms such as mobile phones and tablets present significant challenges for the deep learning algorithms to achieve the desired performance and complexity. This study presents ways to alleviate the challenges by analyzing and optimizing the learnability of a deep neural network, and results are demonstrated.
WebRTC produces mountains of data that can be used to optimize streams and debug problems – if you know where to look. This talk describes how AI and ML techniques are used to analyze RTC metrics and overcome key challenges, including identifying the root cause of communication impairments, determining where to put your infrastructure, and adjusting end-point configurations in real time for changing network conditions
Get some food, ask some questions, make some connections.
As video streams grow in complexity and users seek deeper analysis of their contents, new cloud tools are needed to handle increasing processing needs. Intel will discuss new open source processing tools and codecs for the future of visual computing.
Mixed and Augmented reality aren’t just for games – XR is being used today for assisting remote field workers. In this talk James will discuss the challenges of streaming MR/AR with WebRTC using the HoloLens as an example
After Hours reception, with great wines from Grant Marie Winery, cocktails (including non alcoholic) from Alcademics, and live DJ music by Smoke Jumper
Many thanks to these sponsors for their economic & intellectual contribution to Kranky Geek worldwide events.
Beverages for Kranky Geek supplied by Grant Marie Winery and the mixologists at alcademics
DJ music by Smoke Jumper
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