Fei-Fei Li: We need to teach machines to see

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And by “see” Li means to understand context, not just content. Among other things, she wants robots to not only relay what they see, but to tell stories about it. Creative stories. Maybe creative jobs aren’t as safe from the robot uprising as we all thought.

While Li says computer vision will eventually impact everything from monitoring and combating the effects of climate change to building smart homes, she’s most excited about its medical applications. “The day healthcare can fully embrace AI is the day we have a revolution in terms of cutting costs and improving care,” she says.

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