Artificial intelligence researchers teach computers to think like people

Many people dream of a future of computers becoming more like humans. Self-driving cars and smartphones might seem as intelligent as we are, and the IU Computer Vision Lab works to make those dreams reality. The IU Computer Vision Lab uses artificial intelligence to make computers think the way people do and advance technology for everyone from people in Indiana to big-name companies. David Crandall, associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, directs the lab on artificial intelligence research. “It’s an exciting time these days,” Crandall said. “There’s a huge amount of progress in the last four to five years. Companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google are pouring huge amounts of money into research in this area.” Designing software and programs that interpret videos and images, researchers in…


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