Practical Machine Learning - Handwritten Number Recognition on Android

by Kyle Smaagard | at MinneBar 12 | 9:25 – 10:15 in Zeke Landres | View Schedule

We'll do the following:

  • A quick primer on multi-class classification machine learning
  • How multi-class classification applies to handwriting recognition
  • A quick dive into a working Android app that implements a a handwritten number recognizer

Although math is involved, don't let it scare you, we'll keep it fairly high level. The goal is to demonstrate how surprisingly easy it is to implement machine learning concepts!


Kyle Smaagard

Kyle Smaagard is a former Air Force Officer and self-taught programmer. His knowledge is all over the place including:

  • Satellite Construction
  • Supply Chain Management
  • 3d Printing
  • Android Development
  • Product Management
  • Machine Learning

He taught himself to code in the middle of the desert and has leveraged that knowledge to be effective in building Android Applications and a 3d Printing business.

For his real job he works at an awesome company called Calabrio and for the last 3 years has been running an AI/ML research team.