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8-9 Oct 2018: Training
9-11 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Yangqing Jia

Yangqing Jia
Director, Engineering, Facebook


Yangqing Jia is director of engineering for Facebook’s AI platform team, which develops general-purpose open source AI solutions that serve as the backbone of Facebook AI products, such as ranking, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, mobile AI, and AR. He has been influential in developing an open source deep learning software stack, many of the components of which serve as the de facto industry standard in AI. He is the creator or cocreator of Caffe, TensorFlow, Caffe2, ONNX, and PyTorch 1.0. Lately, he has been focused on the design and evolution of the AI hardware and software ecosystem and the combination of AI research and conventional wisdom of computer science.


10:20–10:35 Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Implementing AI
Location: King's Suite
Secondary topics:  Computer Vision, Edge computing and Hardware
Yangqing Jia (Facebook)
Yangqing Jia shares a series of examples to illustrate the uniqueness of AI software and its connections to conventional computer science wisdom. Yangqing then discusses future software engineering principles for AI compute. Read more.
11:05–11:45 Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Implementing AI
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning tools, Edge computing and Hardware
Yangqing Jia (Facebook), Dmytro Dzhulgakov (Facebook)
Machine learning sits at the core of many essential products and services at Facebook. Yangqing Jia and Dmytro Dzhulgakov offer an overview of the hardware and software infrastructure that supports machine learning at global scale. Read more.