Our speaker, Serge Tyatin has taught The Machine to See (and understand particular images).
Yep, that's all connected to neural networks and deep learning. If you want, you can get an overview in this quick article - https://m.habrahabr.ru/post/277069/.
Serge Tyatin has 20 years of experience in IT. During these years he gained experience in Web-development, Unix administration, GameDev, Startups, iOS, Android, SEO and hardware.
Currently he's working as a ROR FullStack Engineer, interested in Machine Learning, Blockchain and Elixir.