By Stephanie Geerlings, June 9, 2010

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference

IEEE presents the 23rd Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference on June 13th – 18th. Registration required.

Computer vision researchers work hard to replicate human ability to understand images. It makes sense they are excited about crowdsourcing. Now they can ask hundreds of thousands of people to interpret a few millions images. It becomes possible to scale datasets, collect new types of data and design novel algorithms that rely on people in the loop.

To go over practical details of crowdsourcing for computer vision, Alex Sorokin (CrowdFlower) and Fei-Fei Li (Stanford, Image Net) will present a tutorial on the use of Mechanical Turk and CrowdFlower for Computer Vision at CVPR 2010. The tutorial will walk through basic concepts of crowdsourcing, common issues, and practical examples. The tutorial assumes no prior experience in crowdsourcing or with Mechanical Turk.

Time: 8:30 – 12:30 am , June 18,
Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

A closely related workshop Advancing Computer Vision with Human in the Loop will happen on Jun 14. Check it out!