Professor Sean Gong has been ranked 19th for Computer Science in the UK by 'Guide 2 Research' in their Leading Computer Scientist List. This ranking lists all leading computer scientists affiliated with the United Kingdom and includes other eminent computer scientists from the Alan Turing Institute and its partner universities.
Vision Semantics has been working on applying computer vision capability to ecommerce applications and modifying the search with text feedback. Professor Gong completed a project with Amazon Berlin which led to a presentation at CVPR in Seattle June 16-18, 2020.
The paper was also featured in the latest Amazon Science AI Blog:
Deep learning for the development and training of large AI models is reaching its limits. This is what researchers at the American University MIT concluded in a recent study. The reason for this is that the required computing power can no longer grow. Vision Semantics recognised this issue 4 years ago and began development of an alternative approach, exploiting AI on small data in distributed data sets.
The European Union’s top court ruled on 16th July 2020 that an agreement that allows companies to transfer data to the United States is invalid. The ruling to invalidate Privacy Shield will likely complicate businesses who centralize their data and use AI model on centralized data training sets.
Vision Semantics approach to keeping data private in distributed environments, but allowing the AI model to continue to learn is an alternative approach to dealing with this EU ruling.