Interview with Stacey Svetlichnaya, Flickr

This interview took place at the Machine Intelligence Summit, San Francisco 2017.

Stacey shared her thoughts with us on the following topics:
- What motivated you to start working in deep learning, and more specifically image recognition and predictive intelligence?
- Flickr has recently launched the feature of allowing users to be able to search for images based on visual similarity. Can you explain to us how this works?
- How has deep neural networks changed the search function?
- What other applications of predictive intelligence excite you the most?

Stacey Svetlichnaya, Software Development Engineer at Flickr

Stacey Svetlichnaya is a software engineer on the Yahoo Vision & Machine Learning team. Her recent deep learning research includes object recognition, image aesthetic quality and style classification, photo caption generation, and modeling emoji usage. She has worked extensively on Flickr image search and data pipelines, as well as automating content discovery and recommendation. Prior to Flickr, she helped develop a visual similarity search engine with LookFlow, which Yahoo acquired in 2013. Stacey holds a BS and MS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

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