Feb. 17, 11:45, Wei Ji Ma. Optimality and Probabilistic Computation in Visual Categorization

Aude Oliva

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

Predicting Visual Memorability

When glancing at a magazine or browsing the Internet, we are continuously exposed to images. Despite this overflow of visual information, humans are extremely good at remembering thousands of pictures along with their visual details. But not all images are created equal. Whereas some images stick in our minds,  others are ignored or quickly forgotten. What makes an image memorable? Our recent work shows that one can predict image memorability, opening a new domain of investigation at the interface between human cognition and computer vision.

home page:

Background Readings: