How we’re teaching computers to understand pictures | Fei-Fei Li

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: “cat,” “book,” “chair.” Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What’s next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built … Read moreHow we’re teaching computers to understand pictures | Fei-Fei Li

The problem with “trickle-down techonomics” | Jon Gosier

Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of “trickle-down techonomics,” and shares powerful examples of … Read moreThe problem with “trickle-down techonomics” | Jon Gosier