Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Director, Babilim Light Industries

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist and researcher who has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and eight books and has been involved with several standards bodies. Originally an astrophysicist, Alasdair now works as a consultant and journalist, focusing on open hardware, machine learning, big data, and emerging technologies, with expertise in electronics, especially wireless devices and distributed sensor networks, mobile computing, and the internet of things. He runs a small consulting company and has written for Make: magazine, Motherboard/VICE, Hackaday, Hackster.io, and the O’Reilly Radar. In the past, he has mesh-networked the Moscone Center, caused a US Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was at the time the most distant object yet discovered.

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Real World
Location: Mission City B1
Samy Bengio (Google), Jonathan Seidman (Orbitz Worldwide), Robert Lancaster (Orbitz Worldwide), Alasdair Allan (Babilim Light Industries)
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Can machines help us make better decisions? In this panel, real-world practitioners from the travel, finance, and energy industry give us an inside look at how they're applying machine learning to their industries, oprimizing the use of resources and helping with decision support. Read more.

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