Name of AAPI FigureFei-Fei Li
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of Influenceacademic/science
Date of birth or time period1976
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?In 2006, Fei-Fei Li launched ImageNet to create a comprehensive database of images that would reflect the real world to robots. Today, Li’s database of images is widely recognized as the turning point in the future of Artificial Intelligence. Fei-Fei Li is the thought leader of the AI field.
How does this person inspire you?Fei-Fei Li inspires me because I love coding and AI machine learning is like the next step to coding. Fei-Fei Li also inspires me because once Fei-Fei Li immigrated to America, she didn’t know English well and had to carry a dictionary to survive school. But, after two years, Fei-Fei Li got accepted into Princeton, which shows that anything is possible if you try hard enough.
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Submitted byAndrew Zhao
City, StateLexington, MA