Richard Decal


Richard is a senior ML scientist at Dendra. There, he trains large computer vision models and oversees curation of one of the largest (if not the largest) labeled ecology datasets.


Data Alchemy: Transforming Bytes into AI Gold


Everyone obsesses about big data and big models. However, AI systems are garbage-in-garbage out. Data is the new oil, but that digital crude needs to be refined before it is useful. Behind every successful AI product, there’s a meticulously curated dataset.

In this talk, you’ll learn about the often overlooked science of transforming data into AI-ready gold. We’ll explore the data-centric perspective of production computer vision systems: how models reflect the biases in their training data, dealing with data drift, detection of model confusions, and rectifying root causes of model confusion. These are essential to take an AI from good to great.