This talk will examine keyword detection in earbuds, a real world example of bringing AI technology to bear in a highly constrained platform. We will ask why doing so is beneficial and discuss some of the challenges encountered. We will take the audience through the stages involved in building a Neural network based detection system, including worked examples. We aim to raise awareness of the increasing need for collaborative neural networks that operate across the wider eco-system to unlock the full potential of end-point devices.
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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence SIG, Bob Driver, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)
Welcome from event host, Qualcomm Technologies International
AI in an earbud? Ramji Srinivasan, Senior Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International
AI technology is expanding rapidly. The number of ultra-small constrained devices is too. Can these two trends be reconciled? This talk will examine keyword detection in earbuds, a real- world example of bringing AI technology to bear in a highly constrained platform. We will ask why doing so is beneficial and discuss some of the challenges encountered. We will take the audience through the stages involved in building a neural network-based detection system, including worked examples. We aim to raise awareness of the increasing need for collaborative neural networks that operate across the wider eco-system to unlock the full potential of end-point devices.
Q & A
End of session followed by networking, beer, pizza and soft drinks
All refreshments kindly provided by Qualcomm Technologies International
Ramji Srinivasan - Senior Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International
Ramji has worked in the general area of audio, speech and acoustic signal processing for around 15 years. At Qualcomm, Ramji works in Advanced Algorithms group, where he is currently engaged in developing machine learning algorithms for the earbud. Before joining Qualcomm, he was a research staff at Queen's University Belfast developing machine learning algorithms for different speech applications. He has 2 granted patents to his credit and authored several articles in international journals and conferences.
Laurent Brisedoux - Senior Manager, Amazon Cambridge Development Center
Laurent has been heading the Amazon R&D team in Cambridge, part of the Lab126 organization, since its creation in 2014. His group is responsible for developing software for Amazon’s consumer electronic devices such as Cloud Cam, Echo Look, Echo Show and many more innovative products to come. Prior to that, Laurent was in charge of the development and productisation of imaging technologies at Broadcom. He joined the Broadcom Mobile Multimedia group in 2004 with the acquisition of Alphamosaic, one of the Silicon Fen ’success stories’. Laurent is also a junior angel investor and working with several technology startups in the Cambridge area.
James Chapman - VP Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies International
James is Qualcomm's VP responsible for its roadmap of Voice & Music products. Before joining Qualcomm as part of the acquisition of CSR, he was responsible for CSR's connectivity product line. Prior to CSR James has held senior software management roles at Broadcom; he was also the Head of Research for TTP Communications. James' 20 years in the high-tech industry started with a degree and PhD in theoretical Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford.
Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems
Phil Claridge is a ‘virtual CTO’ for hire within Mandrel Systems covering end-to-end systems. Currently having fun and helping others with large-scale AI systems integration, country-wide large scale big-data processing, hands-on IoT technology (from sensor hardware design, through LoRa integration to back end systems), and advanced city information modelling. Supporting companies with M&A ‘exit readiness’, due-diligence and on advisory boards. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and Technical Evangelist for Geneva/Convergys (telco), Arieso/Viavi (geolocation), and Madge (networking). Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron and a compiler to produce proof-of-concepts when required.Connect on linkedin
Gunter Haberkorn - Senior Manager Product & Technology, Magna International
Peter Whale - Founder, Vision Formers
Peter is founder of Vision Formers, a specialist consultancy that helps visionary technology businesses get product to market and turn their ideas into reality. Peter has a long track record of conceiving, developing and marketing successful technology-based solutions, deployed at scale, globally. Innovative products Peter has brought to market in digital, cloud, AI, consumer electronics and telecommunications have been used by countless millions of people on a daily basis globally, badged by the world’s leading digital and technology brands. Peter is a board member of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and co-leads its Artificial Intelligence special interest group. www.visionformers.com