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Fei-Fei Li's Quest to Make Machines Better for Humanity

Fei-Fei Li's Quest to Make Machines Better for Humanity

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  • A couple of years ago, I Googled “ceo image” and found that the first image of a female in the display of images was CEO Barbie... a plastic doll who’s never actually been a CEO. A year ago, the same search returned Ginni Rometty as the first woman CEO image but a way down the list at 8th. Is this biased

    A couple of years ago, I Googled “ceo image” and found that the first image of a female in the display of images was CEO Barbie... a plastic doll who’s never actually been a CEO. A year ago, the same search returned Ginni Rometty as the first woman CEO image but a way down the list at 8th. Is this biased or representative given how many CEOs are female? Today I perform the same experiment and a woman first appears at image number 5. When my husband does the same search, there’s no women until number 12. This is hardly scientific - sample of two - but it does show that this is as much affected by context (the person searching) as it is by the representation in the data. Fei-Fei Li’s points reinforce that there is the opportunity to effect change over time. This is going to be a long journey that requires diversity at all points.

  • I met her in January and can confirm she is one of the brightest minds on the planet today. Read this pls.

  • We all know Google’s mantra “Don’t be Evil”, but the humans behind that mantra are rationalizing their way through it. Fei-Fei Li seems like she has a really great mind, that can see past human complexities to craft better AI solutions piece by piece.

  • AI will definitely reflect human biases unless we think proactively about it as we build from the bottom up

  • It makes me glad that there are in-field authorities on AI with sensible opinions as opposed to the doomsday rhetoric of people like Elon Musk (businessperson) and Stephen Hawking (physicist).

    I think the general perception of AI is largely mistaken on where its true flaw lies, especially within Western

    It makes me glad that there are in-field authorities on AI with sensible opinions as opposed to the doomsday rhetoric of people like Elon Musk (businessperson) and Stephen Hawking (physicist).

    I think the general perception of AI is largely mistaken on where its true flaw lies, especially within Western mainstream media.

    AI is far from (probably never IMO) becoming some sort of sentient being with its own motivations, e.g. Samantha from Her, Ava from Ed Machina, HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey... Instead the problem is that AI will become a widely adopted tool where its output will be seen as “objective” by its users and audience. In reality, however, these outputs will always come from the subjective world view of its designers and engineers. And when all these designers and engineers come from a small, select group, we will also see a small and specific worldview being enacted.

  • I have great respect for Fei-Fei Li as a thought leader of AI and machine learning and what draws me to her is that she believes AI can be a transformative force for good. I, too, believe that and that to achieve humane AI, we have to include all humans and democratize AI.

    Shannon Vallor”s Technology

    I have great respect for Fei-Fei Li as a thought leader of AI and machine learning and what draws me to her is that she believes AI can be a transformative force for good. I, too, believe that and that to achieve humane AI, we have to include all humans and democratize AI.

    Shannon Vallor”s Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting is a great read.

  • I met her in Davos and was so thrilled to hear a woman talking about how to make AI more humane.

  • This is a must-read for anyone in the AI space and adjacent to it. “There is nothing artificial about AI. It’s inspired by people, it’s created by people, and most importantly, it impacts people” - so true. As industries and companies are building algorithms to drive efficiency and effectiveness, it’s

    This is a must-read for anyone in the AI space and adjacent to it. “There is nothing artificial about AI. It’s inspired by people, it’s created by people, and most importantly, it impacts people” - so true. As industries and companies are building algorithms to drive efficiency and effectiveness, it’s important to also be mindful of the potential pitfalls.

  • Amazing story of one of the humans behind AI. Princeton ‘99. Tried going to industry (Google) from academia and realized “to speak on behalf of ethics from inside a corporation is, to some extent, to acknowledge that, while you can guard the henhouse, you are indeed a fox.”

  • Is this possible ?