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Blaise Aguera

Machine Educator: Blaise Aguera

Blaise leads an applied research team at Google focusing on Machine Intelligence. Until recently (Decem­ber 2013), he was at Microsoft, where he worked in a vari­ety of roles, from inven­tor to strate­gist, and led teams with strengths in inter­ac­tion design, pro­to­typ­ing, com­puter vision and machine vision, aug­mented real­ity, wear­able com­put­ing and graph­ics.

He joined Microsoft when his startup, Sead­ragon, was acquired by Live Labs in 2006. Shortly after the acqui­si­tion of Sead­ragon, Blaise directed his team in a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Microsoft Research and the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, lead­ing to the first pub­lic pre­views of Pho­to­synth sev­eral months later. He has given talks at the TED con­fer­ence on Sead­ragon and Pho­to­synth (2007), and Bing Maps (2010). In 2008, he was awarded the TR35 and in 2011, he was knighted a Dis­tin­guished Engi­neer.

Want more Blaise? Listen to this 10 min chat with Documentally.

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Conrad is Guest Curator of Digital Revolution, the Barbican Centre's first major digital season. Previously, Conrad curated Barbican exhibitions including Derek Jarman - A Portrait, Space of Encounter - The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind and Game On, the world s first major museum exhibition dedicated to games culture which has also toured the globe.

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