Introduction and welcome speech by our Zurich team.
As vision plays a key role in how we interpret a situation, developing vision-based perception for robots promises to be a big step towards boosting their intelligence. This talk will discuss some of our recent progress in this area at the Vision for Robotics Lab of ETH Zurich and some of the biggest challenges we are faced with.
Margarita is a Professor at ETH Zurich leading the Vision for Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich. Originally from Greece and Cyprus, she studied Information & Computing Engineering at the University of Cambridge and has conducted her PhD at Imperial College London, UK. Margarita’s interests lie in Computer Vision for Robotics and her work contributed to the first vision-based autonomous flight of a small helicopter. In 2016, she featured in Robohub’s list of 25 women in Robotics you need to know about and in 2017, she received the biannual Zonta prize on the basis of her high impact contributions to the development of robotic vision and was a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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As the need for digital repositories grows, we need to find which techniques are the most efficient in order to store, process, and retrieve data. How to find the information you need in the dark? How to teach machines to classify documents? Kornelia will talk about industrial NLP needs and solutions, and presents some of the document understanding challenges of the insurance industry, too.
Kornelia is a Data Scientist in the Machine Intelligence Team at Swiss Re. She currently focuses on developing text understanding solutions using machine learning and program synthesis. Previously, she worked on several projects developing language technology applications in the area of speech technology, machine translation, fraud detection and natural language generation. Kornelia holds a PhD in cognitive linguistics and has more than 10 years’ experience in language technology. She is the founder of the Natural Language Processing & Text Analytics Meetup in Zurich, Switzerland.
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