2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

DIY Intelligence

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Palmer Events Center
SX Create Stage
900 Barton Springs Rd

Intelligent autonomous machines are changing the way we work and live. From delivery drones to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is helping to solve real problems in the real world. Advances in computer vision and machine learning are fueling a revolution that’s affecting all parts of industry and society: Personal robotics, emergency response, industrial inspection, construction, agriculture and commerce.

Until very recently the complexity and costs of this technology made it prohibitive for all but the largest organizations. That changes now.

For the first time makers, researchers, and small startups have access to software and hardware capable of advanced, autonomous functionality. What does it mean when a bootstrapped startup can build machines with embedded supercomputers? How will a new generation of tinkerers leverage deep learning and computer vision to bring advanced AI to homegrown robots? And how is a newly leveled supercomputing playing field shaping the future of our world?

Hashtags: #sxsw #DIYintelligence


Brian Gerkey


Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF)

Dave Gershgorn

Asst Tech Editor

Popular Science

Edwin Azzam

Co-Founder & CTO


Jerry Chen

Business Dev Machine Learning & Data Science



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