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Stephen Merity

Stephen Merity
Senior Software Engineer, Salesforce Research

Website | @smerity

Stephen Merity is a senior research scientist at Salesforce Research (formerly MetaMind), where he works on researching and implementing deep learning models for vision and text, with a focus on memory networks and neural attention mechanisms for computer vision and natural language processing tasks. Previously, Stephen worked on big data at Common Crawl, data analytics at, and online education at Grok Learning. Stephen holds a master’s degree in computational science and engineering from Harvard University and a bachelor of information technology from the University of Sydney.


11:55am–12:35pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Imperial A Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Deep learning, Technical best practices
Stephen Merity (Salesforce Research)
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Deep learning is used broadly at the forefront of research, achieving state-of-the-art results across a variety of domains. However, that doesn't mean it's a fit for all tasks—especially when the constraints of production are considered. Stephen Merity investigates what tasks deep learning excels at, what tasks trigger a failure mode, and where current research is looking to remedy the situation. Read more.