Ep. 86: Decentralized Computer Vision – Kordel France (CEO Seekar Technologies)
Kordel France is the co-founder and CEO of Seekar Technologies, which is a AI and blockchain startup seeking to advanced computer vision technology for medical imaging, among other use cases. He is a machine learning engineer with experience in computer vision, augmented reality, GPS, autonomous systems, and optics. Published multiple products in automatic target recognition, signal processing, robotics, and medical imaging. Kordel also spent part of his career at Raytheon as an airframe engineer and studied machine learning at MIT and John Hopkins University.
•Introduction to Kordel’s background
•Experience in machine learning, computer vision, AI
•Goal to replicate consciousness through AI
•What is your vision for Seekar technologies and why did you start it?
•How did you first hear about blockchain technology?
•Which industry verticals are you focusing on? Why?
oHealthcare, defense, sports, AgTech
•Medical Imaging use case and neural networks for edge intelligence
•COVID AI app on App Store
•Clarity on the AI process, how it thinks
•What is SeekarCoin and why do you need it?
•Ethics and engineer’s AI bias
•Coded Bias (Netflix movie)
•Tokenizing equity and community building
•What are the biggest challenges you are facing?
•Gaining people’s trust in AI
•Federated learning and edge ML
•General technical specifications (architecture) of network
oData storage and Cloud
oInteroperability with existing database systems
•What stage of development is your product today?
•Roadmap for 2021 and beyond
•If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake?
•What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045?
•If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted?
•Favorite book that has influenced you – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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