Machine Learning is a Revolution, Not a Productby Ali Javid
Entrepreneur; Prior VP Business Development Body Labs
Ali Javid met Body Labs in 2015 when there were 7 employees. He co-led their Series A, on behalf of Intel. Subsequently, he joined as VP of Business Development and led the team responsible for revenue. Then, he co-led selling Body Labs to Amazon. No doubt that Amazon will drive innovation at an exhilarating scale and it has been an honor to help make it happen. So, why did Amazon buy Body Labs? Ali Javid will dive into the journey, and how he views Machine Learning as a Revolution, not just a product.Body Labs is commercializing technology that stems from decades of research on 3D human body shape, pose and motion. Armed with the most advanced statistical algorithms for analyzing and predicting human body shape and motion in 3D, Body Labs’s human-aware AI platform, SOMA, has been trained using body data and computer vision to accurately understand both 3D human motion and shape from any input. This technology can be applied across a host of industries, including fashion design, e-commerce, health and gaming and animation. As a proof of concept, Body Labs developed MoSh, an app that uses AI and machine learning to instantly detect a person's shape in an image, to let users customize full-body images in a 3D environment with animated filters that can interact and react to the person in the photo.