October 28–31, 2019
Mikhail Szugalew

Mikhail Szugalew
Machine Learning Developer, The Knowledge Society


Mikhail Szugalew is a machine learning developer at the Knowledge Society. A year ago, he knew nothing about machine learning, object detection, or the physical challenges the visually impaired face. With a strong will, he set out to learn about AI and make an impact in the world. Over the course of just eight months, he researched and developed a prototype device to assist the visually impaired with their navigational challenges. His endeavors show how machine learning technologies can impact the future. His experiences at just the age of 16 are a great example of how we live in a world where new powerful technologies can be leveraged by anyone, and even teenagers can make a difference.


11:00am11:40am Thursday, October 31, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom H
Mikhail Szugalew (The Knowledge Society)
When Mikhail Szugalew discovered that the visually impaired face huge navigational challenges with tasks as simple as crossing the street, he decided to do something about it at just the age of 16, using his experience with TensorFlow to develop object-detection models. He highlights his insights, struggles, process, takeaways, and vision for a better future. Read more.
  • O'Reilly
  • TensorFlow
  • Google Cloud
  • IBM
  • Databricks
  • Tensor Networks
  • VMware
  • Amazon Web Services
  • One Convergence
  • Quantiphi
  • Lambda Labs
  • Tech Mahindra
  • cnvrg.io
  • Determined AI
  • Inferencery
  • Manceps, Inc.
  • PerceptiLabs
  • Valohai

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