Miriam Redi

Can Machines See The Invisible?

In this talk we will explore the invisible side of visual data, investigating how machine learning can detect subjective properties of images and videos, such as beauty, creativity, sentiment, style, and more curious characteristics. We will see the impact of such detectors in the context of web and social media. And we will analyse the precious contribution of computer vision in understanding how people and cultures perceive visual properties, underlining the importance of feature interpretability for this task.

Miriam Redi is a Research Scientist in the Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia understanding and culture analytics. In particular, she explores ways to automatically assess visual aesthetics, sentiment and creativity, and exploit the power of computer vision in the context of web, social media, and online communities. Miriam got her Ph.D. at the Multimedia group in EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis. After obtaining her PhD, she was a Postdoc in the Social Media group at Yahoo Labs Barcelona and a Research Scientist at Yahoo London.

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