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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Building computer vision systems that can recognize objects belonging to a large number of categories is a challenging task for which there has been remarkable progress in recent years. Most of these advances have been fueled by the advent of deep learning and the high availability of annotated datasets. Deep learning has allowed to increase the ability of automated visual recognition systems to perform pattern recognition. However, achieving a more human-like understanding of images is still an open challenge. People use language to describe the visual world, and can reason about objects based on common sense knowledge, domain knowledge, or prior information. I will present a few directions we are pursuing at the vision and language group at the University of Virginia to incorporate these other sources of knowledge into the recognition problem.

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Vicente Ordonez

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Vicente Ordonez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. His research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning. He is a recipient of an IBM Faculty Award and a Google Faculty... Read More →

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