Mapillary Hires Award Winning Computer Vision Team to Lead New Research Lab in Graz, Austria

/EINPresswire.com/ — MALMO, SWEDEN — (Marketwired) — 05/19/16 — Mapillary, a community-based photomapping platform, today announced the hire of Peter Kontschieder as head of a new research lab located in Graz, Austria. The lab will focus on exploring advanced computer vision techniques that will enhance Mapillary’s cutting-edge image recognition technology. “Graz has a thriving cluster of artificial intelligence research and talent, so it was a natural choice for us,” said Jan Erik Solem, CEO of Mapillary. “We are excited to have Peter lead our deep learning team, and we will grow the team there to further improve our ability to extract useful data from images.” The new research lab’s efforts will focus on leveraging Mapillary’s more than 61 million photos in order to improve the ability of machines to analyze…


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