From "laundry girl" to "AI goddess", she has used her vision and hard work to make a footnote for the times
From the Editor. On December 13, 2017, the Google AI China Center was established in Beijing, and one of the R&D leaders of the center is Feifei Li, who is also an associate professor at Stanford University. Fei-Fei Li began her career in AI research more than a decade ago, and many admire her vision. So, how do you become discerning? Often, we don't know what field will be hot, but by continuing to build up and having certain abilities, we may naturally come across opportunities.
Feifei Li is the first generation of scholars to use deep learning to solve computer vision problems, and her name resonates around the world in the field of artificial intelligence.
Her past has been mentioned in many reports as "hourly worker," "Chinese restaurant cashier," "walking dogs on behalf of people," "running a laundromat" ...... There's a huge contrast between that and the AI gods standing on stages around the world, but it's also the contrast that makes her experience all the more worth sharing.
Along the way, Fei-Fei Li confesses to, "The most realistic challenge is to maximize my potential while living up to my strong sense of responsibility and staying true to what my heart desires. "Whether facing good times or bad, she strives to master the balance and stay self-driven.
"I'm just an ordinary immigrant who doesn't speak English."
Fei-Fei Li immigrated to a small town in New Jersey, USA with her parents when she was 16 years old. Fei-Fei Li's parents were well educated but spoke very poor English, so when he arrived in the United States, his father did not become an engineer and had to work as a camera repairman and his mother had to work as a cashier. This shows the impact of the language barrier on immigrant families. Without enough financial resources to support his studies, Li Fei Fei also had to work part-time and became a "part-time maniac".
At this point, it was only 2 years before college entrance. If he wants to get into a good university, Li Fei Fei not only has to master English quickly in a short time, but also has to produce an extremely good transcript, which is the only way to get a scholarship. Otherwise, one cannot afford to pay the high tuition fees.
The language barrier, the quagmire of life, and the pressure of her studies make her work in a row, and at her busiest she can only sleep for four hours a day. Two years later, she received an offer from Princeton University with honors and a full scholarship. At the time, her story was featured in the local newspaper under the headline "The American Dream Comes True".
Her high school was at an intermediate level in the area, but Li Fei Fei knew how to ask her teachers for help and made the most of her strengths in math and science to get through the sprint. At the same time, her family's optimistic attitude has allowed her to face heavy stress with strength.