Speaker Bio & Abstract
BiographyIris founded ArchAI, which uses AI to automatically detect archaeology on Earth Observation imagery to protect heritage and de-risk construction. She started her career in archeology but recognized a gap in automated methods for the detection of archaeological sites. She took a PhD in computer sciences to investigate automation using the most advanced method out there - Deep Learning, then set up her company and won Geovation Accelerator grant and UK Space Agency funding. With mission to get automation back on the archeological research agenda, ArchAI is now investigating how crowd intelligence can help train AI, explore large areas for hidden archeology and create social impact. The company recently become a part of the ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom. Iris is one of only a few individuals to receive the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering - Enterprise Fellowship award.