Contextual Processing Track ()
Before the Model: How Machine Learning Products Start, with Examples from Airbnb
Often the most important part of building a machine learning product is the formulation of the problem; the most elegant model is rendered useless without the right application and model architecture. Airbnb is an online marketplace for accommodations which has found many interesting applications for machine learning products by taking a data driven approach to investment in Machine learning products. Come hear about how the Airbnb team generates and vets ideas for machine learning products and tailors the product to business problems, with some examples of success and lessons learned along the way.
Intelligent Interfaces Track ()
Innovative Solutions with WebRTC
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications allowing for advanced multi-user use cases. This panel will discuss the architectural requirements for these evolving use cases, as well as examples of APIs and integrations for new WebRTC use cases, such as team collaboration, virtual classrooms, broadcasting, archiving, security and more.
Ubiquitous Connectivity Track ()
Bluetooth and Beyond
Without Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy in play, the idea of a future where people can experience seamless IoT engagement falls apart. But the truth of the matter is, along with Bluetooth, connectivity technologies such as NFC and WiFi will also be essential. After all, while it’s true that Bluetooth is superior for certain use cases, an honest conversation about the future of connectivity to support the emerging IoT, and increasingly sophisticated device interaction in the very near future, wouldn’t be possible without acknowledging the importance of all relevant connectivity technologies. In this session, Arun Rajasekaran, Director, DSP Engineering at Plantronics, will explore current Bluetooth trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with voice, mobility, security, new standards activities, and more. Additionally, Arun will share his thoughts and solicit audience discussion about the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges associated with developing a ‘master radio’ technology. What types of problems could be solved and what new business models could be triggered if the best aspects of each of today’s open connectivity technologies, including Bluetooth and BLE, were brought together to enable an all new connectivity ecosystem?