Abstract: In research, asking the right question can be as important as finding the answer. In this talk, I discuss the different questions that have been asked historically, their implications, and explore whether we’re asking the right questions now to push our understanding of computer vision and common sense knowledge.
Speaker bio: C. Lawrence Zitnick is a research scientist at Facebook AI Research. He is interested in a broad range of topics related to artificial intelligence including visual learning, grounding language in imagery, and applying AI techniques to new practical domains. He developed the PhotoDNA technology used by Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and various law enforcement agencies to combat illegal imagery on the web. Before joining FAIR, he was a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. He received the PhD degree in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.