From "computational photography" to the rise of image recognition programs and new generations of lenses and sensors, how do the latest discoveries in software and hardware challenge the boundaries of image making? Meet the entrepreneurs and technologists that are redefining the scope of innovation in the photography world and setting new possibilities for a whole generation of visual storytellers.


Noah Robischon, Executive Editor, Fast Company


Denis Nazarov, CEO, Mine
Matthew Zeiler, CEO, Clarifai
Jean-Marc Alexia, Senior Director Product Management, DxO

Noah Robischon, Executive Editor of Fast Company, has been at the forefront of the Internet revolution since the earliest days of the World World Web. He was in the very first digital reporting class taught at the Columbia Journalism School in 1995, and was hired by Time Inc. to launch the website for People magazine while still in school. He later helped bring Time and other magazines into the digital age, and created one of the Web's first original daily news outlet, called The Netly News, which chronicled the Internet's effect on everything from reading to retail and music. He's interviewed many of the key figures in digital history, including the inventor of the web, the coder who first distributed MP3 music, two of Twitter's creators, the lead designer of the iPod, and even asked Bill Gates whether he was a bigger fan of Star Trek's Captain Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard (he chose Kirk). After freelance writing for outlets including The New York Times, Outside, Discovery, and GQ, Noah was named the editor-in-chief of the gadget blog Gizmodo in 2005. Robischon joined Fast Company in 2008 to oversee its digital editorial strategy and launch a network of sites including Co.Design, which won a National Magazine Award in 2011.
Instagram: @typegeist
Twitter: @noahr

Denis Nazarov (born in Moscow, lives in New York) holds a BFA in Photography from New York University. He is the is the co-creator of Mine, a platform for decentralized image annotation and attribution. Mine wants to identify every image on the internet. Over a billion images are shared each day online—but there is no reliable way to know who made them or what they’re about. Mine inextricably links an image to its author, forever—no matter the platform or device—from Instagram to Google image search or even text messages. It is the best way to annotate media.
Twitter: @minemeta

Matthew Zeiler, PhD, Founder and CEO of Clarifai Inc., studied machine learning and image recognition with several pioneers in the field of deep learning at University of Toronto and New York University. Zeiler's independent research after graduation produced all five of the top five results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition, and he continues to find new ways to innovate in the field. He founded Clarifai at the end of his tenure at NYU to push and surpass the current limits of practical machine learning, and power the next generation of intelligent applications and devices.
Twitter: @clarifaiinc

Jean-Marc Alexia
After graduating in Photonics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science almost 20 years ago, Jean-Marc Alexia has led during 6 years, an engineering division in the digital imaging field for machine vision. Building strong knowledge in digital image capture from there, he then spent 11 years designing and leading engineering in the digital printing industry. In parallel, in 2008, he started photographing on assignment for music, culture, and sports domains; and when he joined DxO more than 2 years ago, he took on the role as one of the architects of the DxO ONE with passion. Since then Alexia has spread his technical and engineering knowledge mixed with both his product management dynamism and professional photography experience throughout the design and definition of high-end, super-innovative photography tools such as the DxO ONE.
Twitter: @DxOLabs
500px: jmalexiartphotography

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