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    Jack Cox

    Jack Cox is a software developer, systems architect, and Managing Director at CapTech Consulting. where he is responsible for the firm’s mobile software practice. Jack’s love of software development and all things mobile has driven a career developing software for businesses of all sizes including large-scale transaction processing systems, embedded software, and smart-phone software. Jack co-authored the book ‘Professional iOS Network Programming’ (Wiley). He has been involved in several startups, holds multiple patents and frequently presents to professional groups. He has a degree in computer science from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Jack lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and children.


    CocoaConf Chicago 2017 Presentations

    Image Recognition APIs Cage Match

    Leveraging the power of machine learning, image recognition APIs have become a powerful resource for system developers. There are a number of product offerings from IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and others. This talk compares and contrasts the APIs, performance, and most importantly, the accuracy of leading image recognition APIs. The APIs are not created equal and they don't perform equally. Some of the vendors excel at specific problems and struggle with others. This talk leverages several months of research and testing we performed to help you figure out which vendors may be best suited for your problem space.