"At its core, Facet is a vehicle for empowering professional creatives to engage directly with fundamental AI research. Ongoing technical advances in AI are a driving force for higher-level human⇄machine empathy:
- better computer vision algorithms means
- → better machine understanding of the world, means
- → more human⇄machine empathy, means
- → better creative tools.
A major factor in our decision to start Facet was the sense that, even if the deep well of progress in computer vision or computer graphics research were to mysteriously dry up, there were still enough crazy advances in the fundamental technology that were not yet making it into the hands of creative professionals and artists."