Computers can see. Now what? | Joseph Redmon | TEDxGateway

Joseph works on the YOLO algorithm, a real-time algorithm for detecting and identifying objects in images. It's technology that can be used in self-driving vehicles, cancer screening, robotics, or any other visual task. But when the military gets interested in using computer vision for drone warfare Joe starts to question the ethics of research that reinforces harmful structures of power. Joseph is a computer vision researcher and graduate student at the University of Washington. When not hacking on GPU clusters he enjoys hanging out in the Programming Languages lab learning type theory, posting random musings on arXiv, and watching the hit CW teen drama Reign with his housemates. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at