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Workshop: Data Centric AI

Can machines learn to see without visual databases?


This paper sustains the position that the time has come for thinking of learning machines that conquer visual skills in a truly human-like context, where a few human-like object supervisions are given by vocal interactions and pointing aids only. This likely requires new foundations on computational processes of vision with the final purpose of involving machines in tasks of visual description by living in their own visual environment under simple man-machine linguistic interactions. The challenge consists of developing machines that learn to see without needing to handle visual databases. This might open the doors to a truly orthogonal competitive track concerning deep learning technologies for vision which does not rely on the accumulation of huge visual databases.