Mar 15–18, 2020
Dan Gifford

Dan Gifford
Senior Data Scientist, Getty Images

Dan Gifford is a senior data scientist responsible for creating data products at Getty Images in Seattle, Washington. Dan works at the intersection of science and creativity and builds products that improve the workflows of Getty Images photographers and customers. He’s the lead researcher on visual intelligence at Getty Images and is developing innovative new ways for customers to discover content. Previously, he was a data scientist on the ecommerce analytics team at Getty Images, where he modernized testing frameworks and analysis tools, in addition to modeling content relationships for the creative research team. Dan earned his PhD in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Michigan in 2015, where he developed new algorithms for estimating the size of galaxy clusters. He also engineered a new image analysis pipeline for an instrument on a telescope used by the department at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.


2:00pm2:30pm Monday, March 16, 2020
Location: LL20A
Dan Gifford (Getty Images)
Computer vision has made great strides toward human-level accuracy of describing and identifying images, but there often aren’t words to describe what we want algorithms to predict. Dan Gifford explores this paradox, the limitations of text-based image search, and how creative AI is challenging the way we view human creativity. Read more.

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