Satellites, Big Data and Intelligence - Bird.i: a case study

Wednesday 4th April 2018, 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Brendan Austin

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.


Bird.i aims to make the world’s most incredible imagery accessible to absolutely everyone. Whether satellite, airborne or drone imagery, Bird.i is leveraging the industry’s most cutting-edge AI to unlock the valuable metadata stored within. Join Brendan Austin, Software Engineer, as he takes you through how Bird.i is rapidly disrupting the space industry, what they plan to do next and how the analytics from optical imagery can change the world.

About the speaker


Brendan is a graduate of the University of Glasgow’s Computing Science degree. He began his career working for CereProc, the Edinburgh-based world leaders in speech synthesis technology. He then moved to STV, where he developed the infrastructure that now powers the STV Player, before joining the Bird.i team in November 2017.

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