Marcelo Cicconet, Ph.D.


How do you communicate with a robot using visual gestures? How can a computer recognize, using video, what is the chord that a guitarist is playing? How it can decide how many cells there are in a microscopic image of an embryo? These are trivial topics for a relatively trained human, but current science does't know the details of what goes on in the brain that makes it so easy to solve these problems. Part of what I do is to design algorithms that give the expected output for a visual task, but the most fundamental problem is to reverse-engineer visual intelligence -- that is, to figure out how pixels with colors turn into structures that have cognitive meaning.


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