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Qualcomm selected by DARPA's HIVE Project to accelerate the future of deep learning

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Deep Learning Research Review Week 1: Generative Adversarial Nets

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This week, I'll be doing a new series called Deep Learning Research Review. The way the authors combat this is by using multiple CNN models to sequentially generate images in increasing scales. The approach the authors take is training a GAN that is conditioned on text features created by a recurrent text encoder (won't go too much into this, but here's the paper for those interested). In order to create these versatile models, the authors train with three types of data: {real image, right text}, {fake image, right text}, and {real image, wrong text}.


Using Apache Spark with Intel BigDL on Mesosphere DC/OS · Blog

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Machine learning applications developed using BigDL and Spark can also take advantage of the best-in-class streaming engines, the Lightbend Reactive Platform and messaging technologies like Kafka that form the complete suite of FDP. In this blogpost, Lightbend's Fast Data Platform team and Intel's BigDL team collaborate to describe the experience of implementing and deploying deep learning models on BigDL using Spark on Mesosphere DC/OS. The complete distribution of DC/OS includes a distributed systems kernel, a cluster manager, a container platform and an operating system. The platform layer offers the core datacenter operating system support along with container and cluster management services.


Deep Learning personalization of Internet is next big leap - AI Trends

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On a basic conceptual level, deep learning approaches share a very basic trait. Google Translate's science-fiction-like „Word Lens" function is powered by a deep learning algorithm and Deep Mind's recent Go victory can also be attributed to DL – although the triumphant algorithm AlphaGo isn't a pure neural net, but a hybrid, melding deep reinforcement learning with one of the foundational techniques of classical AI -- tree-search. Deep learning is an ample approach to tackling computational problems that are too complicated to solve for simple algorithms, such as image classification or natural language processing. It is quite possible that a large portion of the industries that currently leverage machine learning hold further unexploited potential for deep learning and DL-based approaches can trump current best practices in many of them.



Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot -- here's what we know

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Tesla has completely shaken up its Autopilot team, and its newest addition is Andrej Karpathy, the new director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot vision. He received a pHd in machine learning and computer vision from Stanford University. Karpathy has mostly worked in academia, but he joined Tesla's artificial intelligence group OpenAI last September as a research scientist. As a Tesla exec, Karpathy said he will look to apply his work with convolutional nets to Autopilot.



Uncle Sam Wants Your Deep Neural Networks

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Earlier this year, Kaggle ran a $1 million contest to build algorithms capable of identifying signs of lung cancer in CT scans, helping to fuel a larger effort to apply neural networks to health care.


Taxonomy of Methods for Deep Meta Learning

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Two recent papers that were submitted to ICLR 2017 explore the use of Reinforcement learning to learn new kinds of Deep Learning architectures ("Designing Neural Network Architectures using Reinforcement Learning" and "Neural Architecture Search with Reinforcement Learning"). The second paper (Neural Architecture Search) employs uses Reinforcement Learning (RL) to train a an architecture generator LSTM to build a language that describes new DL architectures. The trained generator RNN is a two-layer LSTM, this RNN generates an architecture that is trained for 50 epochs. We have a glimpse of a DSL driven architecture in my previous post about "A Language Driven Approach to Deep Learning Training" where a prescription that is quite general is presented.


Year in Review: Deep Learning Breakthoughts 2016

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When AlphaGo made this move (at 1:18:22 in the video above), it baffled the human experts and is unprecedented by a human, but its genius was only revealed later. This time DeepMind has partnered with Blizzard to allow AI researchers to deploy bots in the StarCraft II game environment. Previous deep learning successes with IBM Deep Blue in chess and DeepMind's AlphaGo have been impressive, but a game like StarCraft presents even greater challenges -- imperfect & dynamic information, how to be able to plan over a longer time horizon and adapt. Google's Multilingual Neural Machine Translation is now able to translate between language pairs that the system has never encountered before.