Nigel Duffy

CTO
Sentient Technologies

Visual Intent - A New Way to Understand Consumers

Nigel will discuss the significant progress being made in the areas of visual intelligence and deep learning. Purchase decisions are often most strongly influenced by images. Understanding users' visual intent is essential to reducing friction and increasing conversion for those users. This talk will discuss visual learning technologies that aid decision-making by observing, interpreting and evaluating users' interactions with visual content. Nigel will focus on the technology’s ability to extract meaning from images and to make precise predictions about users' preferences. He will discuss applications of this technology and how it will transform the world of retail and e-commerce.

Nigel Duffy leads the research, development, and commercialization of Sentient’s Artificial Intelligence technologies. A recognized expert in machine learning, Nigel was previously the co-founder and CTO at Numerate Inc. where he led technology development and managed the application of Numerate’s platform. Nigel invented Numerate’s core technologies which designed novel drug candidates for diseases. Additionally Nigel was VP of Engineering at Pharmix and worked as a research scientist at AiLive (developer of the Wii Motion Plus), where he applied machine learning to computer games. Nigel also spent time at Amazon A9 working on tools for large scale analytics in product search.

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