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Dr. Fei-Fei  Li

Dr. Fei-Fei Li

Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab

Dr. Fei-Fei Li

Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab


Objects that think. This powerful idea that is now a reality, after decades of research and invention. As director of one of the top Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in the world, Dr. Fei-Fei Li is leading the next wave of AI that is rapidly being integrated into companies, governments and the lives of individual consumers. The way we work, drive, entertain and live our lives will never be the same.

Dr. Li heads a team of the world’s top scientists and students who enable computers and robots to see and think, as well as conduct cognitive and neuroimaging experiments to understand how our brains function. She is a world-renowned expert on computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and big data analytics. She directs both the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) and the Stanford Vision Lab, as well as teaching Computer Science at Stanford University.

A recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Fellow Award, the 2011 Alfred Sloan Faculty Award, the 2012 Yahoo Labs FREP award, the 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2006 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and several Google Research awards, Dr. Li is also a prolific author and speaker — including a 2015 TED talk favorite "How we're teaching computers to understand pictures."

Tailored to fit the needs of any audience, Dr. Li’s presentations are fascinating journeys through the rapid advancements in AI and a look at the potential for all of us in the future. Sharing a wonderful series of photos and fascinating stories, she helps us realize the new era we are entering, capturing our imaginations in the process.

Speaker Videos

TEDTalk: How We Teach Computers to understand Pictures

Visual Intelligence in Computers

A Quest for Visual Intelligence

Speech Topics

Artificial Intelligence: A Key to the Future

For decades, the science fiction industry has illustrated a world of machines that think, capturing our imagination and sometimes scaring us about what could be. However, as IBM’s Watson and Google’s self-driving cars highlight, science fiction has given way to reality. The question is, what will the future hold and how will AI be a driver for that future? Dr. Fei-Fei Li discusses what is already being developed, the challenges scientists are still facing, and the potential consequences for every industry and almost every facet of our lives.