Connect with us

Science & Technology

With Spatial Intelligence, AI Will Understand the Real World | Fei-Fei Li | TED

In the beginning of the universe, all was darkness โ€” until the first organisms developed sight, which ushered in an explosion of life, learning and progress. AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li says a similar moment is about to happen for computers and robots. She shows how machines are gaining “spatial intelligence” โ€” the ability to process…

Published

on

In the beginning of the universe, all was darkness โ€” until the first organisms developed sight, which ushered in an explosion of life, learning and progress. AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li says a similar moment is about to happen for computers and robots. She shows how machines are gaining “spatial intelligence” โ€” the ability to process visual data, make predictions and act upon those predictions โ€” and shares how this could enable AI to interact with humans in the real world.

If you love watching TED Talks like this one, become a TED Member to support our mission of spreading ideas:

Follow TED!
X:
Instagram:
Facebook:
LinkedIn:
TikTok:

The TED Talks channel features talks, performances and original series from the world’s leading thinkers and doers. Subscribe to our channel for videos on Technology, Entertainment and Design โ€” plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more.

Watch more:

TED’s videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attributionโ€“Non Commercialโ€“No Derivatives (or the CC BY โ€“ NC โ€“ ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy: . For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at

#TED #TEDTalks #ai

Continue Reading
Advertisement
57 Comments

57 Comments

  1. @donniegou9522

    May 19, 2024 at 10:32 am

    ๅพˆๆœ‰ๅฏๅ‘๐Ÿ‘

  2. @Ma-pz5kl

    May 19, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    her shirt cut is horrible. pointing …..

  3. @Ma-pz5kl

    May 19, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    the shirt designer should go back to school

    • @geaca3222

      May 19, 2024 at 4:49 pm

      Yes could be better. Nice dress overall though, suits her well imo.

  4. @andreafavero71

    May 19, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    Wondering if I’m watching a real lady talking, or a robot copy of herself.

  5. @Ziggazaaaaa

    May 19, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    Sounds like the end to me lol

  6. @Ziggazaaaaa

    May 19, 2024 at 8:53 pm

    Ping pong laady calm thhfk down the disneytalk

  7. @7788wo9

    May 19, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    So strong accent, itโ€™s good video to practice listening

  8. @jtothedtrading7154

    May 19, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    When does it stop? How long before the governments train an AI to shoot a gun? Who gets control of that? Why do we need to play god SOOOOO much. Itโ€™s cool and all but why canโ€™t we just a dot we are humans and that is good enough? I for one wish we would just stop where we are. Itโ€™s to big of potential risk. The good doesnโ€™t outweigh the bad.

    • @TheShinorochi

      May 20, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      We will conquer the galaxy

  9. @mtare8942

    May 19, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    You are Remarkable Fei Fei

  10. @williammeng2217

    May 20, 2024 at 12:54 am

    We are in the era of AI transformation.

  11. @stevedom1

    May 20, 2024 at 3:40 am

    AI will NOT “understand” anything more than we put into it & is incapable of even one “thought process”

    • @TheShinorochi

      May 20, 2024 at 12:57 pm

      So we are

  12. @lenazhou7335

    May 20, 2024 at 5:38 am

    Impressive๐Ÿ‘ ….๐Ÿ˜†”Cat-astrophe” ushered the world into two difference SPACE either in positive as an Astrophe Cat or in negative one Catastrophe Cat .

  13. @TazzSmk

    May 20, 2024 at 6:02 am

    question is, if human provides such a value to even afford use of AI tech for their personal use,
    similarly like most seniors cannot really afford retirement home service or even healthcare…

  14. @TeslaElonSpaceXFan

    May 20, 2024 at 6:54 am

    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  15. @GeorgeMonsour

    May 20, 2024 at 7:39 am

    Cognitive science begins with light seen!

  16. @JuergenAschenbrenner

    May 20, 2024 at 8:13 am

    “The ability to see set of the Cambrian Explosion” weren’t aware of this causality

  17. @mikely7354

    May 20, 2024 at 9:24 am

    here it comes…

  18. @edkalski2312

    May 20, 2024 at 9:30 am

    What Tesla is doing with Spatial Intelligence in their self-driving cars.

  19. @TheRealMacAndCheese

    May 20, 2024 at 10:46 am

    How could trilobites suddenly become able to see and interpret the “world”? Genuinely curious about that but really enjoyed this talk.

    • @BenThere_DoneThat

      May 20, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      Are you asking how animals in general evolved light-sensing organs? It’s a very fascinating subject! I recommend the works of Richard Dawkins on this. There’s some great content from him on YouTube!

    • @TheRealMacAndCheese

      May 20, 2024 at 4:07 pm

      @@BenThere_DoneThat I’ll have to check it out! Thanks! Admittedly, I don’t subscribe to macroevolution but it’s still a fascinating subject.

  20. @berbudy

    May 20, 2024 at 11:40 am

    dude all of this advancement without some kind of radical change in economic system is just birthing a new kind of concentrated power class. Profit motive only hinders AI advancement for the better, like when those investors start asking for their return they will happily bend the rule and safety measure.

  21. @rw6836

    May 20, 2024 at 11:41 am

    AI scientists are making Skynet right now.

  22. @victortruong1524

    May 20, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    Wow ! She just exolain her plan to destroy Neuralink of Elon Musk hahah๐Ÿ˜‚

  23. @archieizhellboye

    May 20, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    and now i know who is one of the main ppl that gonna let us be led to our doom… will we never learn

  24. @samvirtuel7583

    May 20, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    Today AI is used to facilitate a genocide of the Palestinians, I can’t wait to see what this will look like in the future.
    Stop talking about a civilized world, where AI would be beneficial to everyone, it’s a hypocritical lie.

  25. @NormanLor

    May 20, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    AN AMAZING TALK!!

  26. @Arthur-sj2en

    May 20, 2024 at 10:42 pm

    A well explained idea for the last component to bring alive artificial intelligence.

    But is humanity ready to embrace this challenge? Should we bring it alive now as we haven’t instilled a human heart combined with strong love for all beings into the artificial intelligence?

    Should we bring alive artificial intelligence or artificial being?

    A super intelligence without a strong moral compass and love in its core is extremely dangerous not only to human, but also to the nature itself.

    Only a super intelligent being with a being heart and the love for all beings will sustain the balance of nature. Therefore can ensure the survivability of all creatures for long future to come.

  27. @keithpalmer1843

    May 20, 2024 at 11:01 pm

    Amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  28. @Blork1999

    May 20, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    CCP

  29. @jaylxxxi1908

    May 21, 2024 at 1:56 am

    The godmother of AI

  30. @michaellzhang

    May 21, 2024 at 7:28 am

    I wish in future there will be AI can help me to cleanup my rooom

  31. @fatih.C46

    May 21, 2024 at 9:06 am

    It is an inevitable fact that the age of AI has begun, what scares me is that a small minority of people will have the capacity to dominate the entire world. AI could be a more terrifying weapon than nuclear power in bad hands.

    • @mohammedresool5666

      May 21, 2024 at 12:42 pm

      And it will โ€ฆ. plus nobody cares(OpenAI and Microsoft had already disbanded their ethical ai team), everyone is talking about productivity benefits of ai

  32. @EasyAIForAll

    May 21, 2024 at 10:42 am

    TED talks are a great source for educating oneself. Thank you these experts for their dedicated time and beautiful speeches.

  33. @geoffkuhl

    May 21, 2024 at 11:53 am

    lets not and say we did

  34. @maxs7489

    May 21, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    A very intelligent and articulate lady, I wish her all the best. Wisdom and intellect are two different things . Sorry but all this AI technology is not helping the human spirit. Humans are depressed and lost. All this neural networks and algorithms just another ego trip for the people with intellect to create and play with them to create AI, just mans curiousity . Humans need to work, play, have friends, cry , sing , explore, technology has taken all this away. If we get rid half of this people might find new jobs and actually start talking to each other. So sad.

  35. @betag24cn

    May 21, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    the question is not how it will understand, is what are we going to do with it, with the problem it is for us

  36. @moemoney7773

    May 21, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    5:13 you said it right the first time, most of the benefactors of AI, would like another being to control and ‘doing everything it can for us…’

  37. @aniekanakpanamasi4635

    May 21, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Imagine having this woman as your Mum.

  38. @xp.949

    May 21, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Hahha kapoyag sag-ulo.๐Ÿ˜‚

  39. @cassidytaylor7890

    May 22, 2024 at 1:35 am

    wow!!! This lady is my mental tutor when I prepared for my postgraduate exam , and also the reason why I chose CS as my major!

  40. @svaengheld9581

    May 22, 2024 at 5:23 am

    She seems pretty awesome indeed, wonder how her tech is now diverging from the virtual training spaces approaches that Nvidia announced and Tesla has been doing for a while? (Genuine question.)

    Something that I have really been hoping to see, is an AI that factorizes the patterns in what it experiences, and deduce from that new universe rules. And rebuild its own understanding of the world from the ground up that way, instead of mimicking our words.
    Then it can really unlock a whole new world to us both.

  41. @camryhsalem5139

    May 22, 2024 at 5:28 am

    can we make AI with built in ethics ุŸ
    i think scientists like doctor Fei can do it.

  42. @PravdaSeed.

    May 22, 2024 at 8:15 am

    ๐ŸŒ€ Thanks ๐ŸŒ€
    Sinosphere
    ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’š
    ๐Ÿฆ‹โ˜ธ๏ธโ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹

  43. @PravdaSeed

    May 22, 2024 at 8:23 am

    ๐ŸŒ€ Thanks ๐ŸŒ€
    Sinosphere
    ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’š
    ๐Ÿฆ‹โ˜ธ๏ธโ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹

  44. @mb102

    May 22, 2024 at 11:24 am

    Much respect on the nin invasive front…. The outer bodies vibe or persona magnetic field should probably be used as a modulator or anticipatory matrix modulation system in conjunction with the non-invasive scalp unit….idk

  45. @davereynolds3403

    May 22, 2024 at 12:20 pm

    what if AI is humansโ€™ vanity ? like going to the moon (there was nothing there for us โ€ฆ still isnโ€™tโ€ฆ but we like to show off to others – brag about how clever we are ๐Ÿ™ˆ)

    AI could be our vanity – until we wake up to the dangers โ€ฆ how our intimate needs are getting hacked. the loneliness epidemic is spreading.

  46. @fayadkhairallah2760

    May 22, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    Do yourselves a favor take it to away. There are several planets in the neighbourhood and they are habitable. A Dieu ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  47. @fayadkhairallah2760

    May 22, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    Take it away to neighbouring planets. A Dieu ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  48. @user-fk8zw5js2p

    May 22, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    What she calls “spatial intelligence” is the key to many robotic applications including self-driving cars. As humans, each of our eyes sends an electrical signal to the visual cortex where the signals are stitched together and depth perception, object recognition, and spatial awareness are constructed and hallucinated to our conscious in real time. This is such a computationally intensive task that the brain takes many short-cuts and ignores enormous amounts of visual information by focusing on what is important at the time.

    Object recognition in ai is already very good, but not yet perfect. Depth perception can be circumvented with short-cuts such as LIDAR, sonar, and downloading maps or consulting cameras with different perspectives. Spatial awareness on the surface seems like it should just be coded as a quick reference log. The largest obstacles seems to be prediction and object morphing. People have to predict the future just to move from one place to another. When it comes to object morphing, there are things like mirrors, smoke, pictures on pieces of paper, plastic bags blown by the wind, object conditions like disrepair or custom paint… etc. What a headache.

    I wonder how much data a robot needs to ignore to be able to operate with spatial intelligence on current hardware?

  49. @vivianoosthuizen8990

    May 22, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    As Socrates said about writing
    โ€œThis invention, O king,โ€ said Theuth, โ€œwill make the Egyptians wiser and will improve their memories; for it is an elixir of memory and wisdom that I have discovered.โ€ But Thamus replied, โ€œMost ingenious Theuth, one man has the ability to beget arts, but the ability to judge of their usefulness or harmfulness to their users belongs to another; [275a] and now you, who are the father of letters, have been led by your affection to ascribe to them a power the opposite of that which they really possess.

    “For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have invented an elixir not of memory, but of reminding; and you offer your pupils the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom, for they will read many things without instruction and will therefore seem [275b] to know many things, when they are for the most part ignorant and hard to get along with, since they are not wise, but only appear wise.”

  50. @darwinsibarani3161

    May 22, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    If the AI can understand the real world, can they understand what is good and bad too?

  51. @DetectiveBlackCat

    May 22, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    Does this mean, we will finally see text to image/video models able to draw hands and legs spatially correct? No more deformed hands, no more triple legs and arms.
    It is going to be like the ‘point cloud to mesh’ and ‘texture projection’ process in the CG industry, what we want the model to learn is the relations between 2D images and the final render. And with photo realistic details of course.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Popular Science

Air Taxi To Taco Bell?

Joby Aviation just completed a 535 Mile test flight with their electric vertical landing and takeoff vehicle or eVTOL modified with hydrogen fuel cells to extend its range. #science #hydrogen #airtaxi #aviation

Published

on

Joby Aviation just completed a 535 Mile test flight with their electric vertical landing and takeoff vehicle or eVTOL modified with hydrogen fuel cells to extend its range.

#science #hydrogen #airtaxi #aviation

Continue Reading

CNET

What We Like About the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 So Far

Watch the full video here on YouTube or head over to CNET to read our mobile expert Lisa Eadicicco’s review:

Published

on

Watch the full video here on YouTube or head over to CNET to read our mobile expert Lisa Eadicicco’s review:

Continue Reading

Science & Technology

Everything you need to know about the CrowdStrike outage | TechCrunch Minute

The CrowdStrike outage has become one of the most widespread IT disruptions in recent years, affecting computers running Microsoft Windows at organizations across various sectors, like airlines, banks, retailers, brokerage houses, media companies, and railway networks. But what actually happened? Subscribe for more on YouTube: Follow TechCrunch on Instagram: TikTok: X: Facebook: Read more:

Published

on

The CrowdStrike outage has become one of the most widespread IT disruptions in recent years, affecting computers running Microsoft Windows at organizations across various sectors, like airlines, banks, retailers, brokerage houses, media companies, and railway networks. But what actually happened?

Subscribe for more on YouTube:

Follow TechCrunch on Instagram:
TikTok:
X:
Facebook:

Read more:

Continue Reading

Trending