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UX Speaker Series: Matt Shobe, Mighty AI, "Teaching Self-Driving Cars to See What We See"
UX Speaker Series: Matt Shobe, Mighty AI, "Teaching Self-Driving Cars to See What We See"
WhenFriday, Feb 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Campus locationSavery Hall (SAV)
Campus room260
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsHuman Centered Design & Engineering

Every Friday in winter quarter the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering brings industry experts to speak about current issues in user experience (UX) research and design.

All talks are free and open to the public. Students register for course credit with HCDE 521.

Talk title
Teaching Self-Driving Cars to See What We See

Talk abstract
You've probably read some things about self-driving cars. They might make life perfect. They might kill us all. They might, despite hype and promises, not really improve anyone's ability to get from here to there faster without destroying the planet. I'm here to share what I've learned in 3 years of working on Mighty AI – a platform that applies human knowledge and insight to train artificial intelligence, with a special focus in the past year on autonomous vehicles. There are still more questions than answers, but I am 1) an optimist 2) a car lover and 3) an HCDE graduate who wants to share what the future might possibly hold.

About the Speaker
Matt Shobe is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Mighty AI. Mighty AI provides the highly accurate, domain-specific, structured human insights that companies need to apply their artificial intelligence and machine learning models, especially autonomous driving solutions. Mighty AI operates Spare5, the micro-task platform that enables people to spend their spare time productively.

Matt's technology startup, small-company experience goes back nearly 20 years, mostly in Chicago but more recently in Seattle. Matt worked with the same three other co-founders on three Chicago startups (FeedBurner – sold to Google 2007, Spyonit, and DKA) and learned the ground rules in user experience roles with Accenture and Microsoft, and then in graduate school at the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design & Engineering department. Matt is an avid distance runner, private pilot, and skier, although no such triathlon exists (yet).…
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