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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

Saving whales with deep learning

Piotr Piotr (
9:50–9:55 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Location: Auditorium
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The last couple of years have seen significant development in the area of data analytics. When people talk about innovation in data analytics they usually mean the latest developments in software, hardware, or science. However, broad interdomain awareness about which problems can be solved using state-of-art deep learning techniques also plays a key role in data analytics development. specializes in helping companies from a number of industries discover and solve very demanding problems using the newest machine-learning methods.

Piotr Niedźwiedź explores how created the world’s best deep learning model for identifying individual right whales using aerial photography for the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

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Piotr Piotr

Piotr Niedzwiedz is a founder and CTO of, a big data science company based in Menlo Park, California, and Warsaw, Poland. provides machine-learning and deep learning consulting and has developed Seahorse, a scalable data analytics workbench powered by Apache Spark, which lets users build data-processing workflows without needing to write any code. Piotr is a successful entrepreneur. Prior to, he cofounded CodiLime, an IT company delivering software services in networks and security areas. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Google and Facebook on projects related to big data and distributed systems. He supports and invests in startups using machine-learning solutions, such as Piotr holds a Double Degree Program diploma in mathematics and computer science from the University of Warsaw, is a Polish Collegiate Programming Contest winner, and finished fourth in the 2009 ACM Central European Programming Contest.