Our planet's proper functioning and survival rely on a delicate balance of a vast heterogeneity of animal, plant, and microorganism species that contribute to the ecosystem established on Earth.Of all the organisms, there is one that has had a great impact on the planet, so great that it was capable of upsetting its balance, causing entire ecosystems to disappear and … [Read more...] about Should Machine Learning Experts Respond to Climate Change Call To Action?
Authors: Duncan Wang, Arnaud Guzman-Annès, Sophie Courtemanche-Martel & James HoganThe recycling problemReduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Otherwise known as the three Rs of waste management, this aphorism has been largely popularized as the solution for solving the rising waste crisis. In North America, rising environmental awareness amongst the general public and the … [Read more...] about How AI Can Help Us Recycle
Summarization has become a very helpful way of tackling the issue of data overburden. In my earlier story, I shared how you can create your personal text summarizer using the extractive method — if you have tried that, you may have noticed that, because no new sentences were generated from the original content, at times you may have difficulties understanding the generated … [Read more...] about The Secret Guide To Human-Like Text Summarization
In recent years there has been an explosion of methods based on self-attention and in particular Transformers, first in the field of Natural Language Processing and recently also in the field of Computer Vision.If you don’t know what Transformers are, or if you want to know more about the mechanism of self-attention, I suggest you have a look at my first article on this … [Read more...] about Is Attention What You Really Need In Transformers?
It has been clear for some time that the Transformers had arrived in the field of computer vision to amaze, but hardly anyone could have imagined such astonishing results from a Vision Transformer in such a short time since their first application. In this article, we discuss one of the most interesting advances in the field of computer vision, DINO, announced a few days … [Read more...] about On DINO, Self-Distillation With No Labels
This is part four in a series on graph theory and graph convolutional networks.If you’ve been reading this whole series, you’ve been with me on this entire journey — through discussing what graph theory is and why it matters, what a graph convolutional network even is and how they work, and now we’re here, to the fun part — building our own GCN.If … [Read more...] about Graph Convolutional Network Implementation With the PROTEINS Benchmark Dataset
This is the third part of a series on graphs and graph theory in machine learning.By now, if you’ve been following this series, you may have learned a bit about graph theory, why we care about graph structured data in data science, and what the heck a “Graph Convolutional Network” is. Now, I’d like to briefly introduce you to what makes these things work.For my … [Read more...] about What Makes Graph Convolutional Networks Work?
In my last article on graph theory, I briefly introduced my latest topic of interest: Graph Convolutional Networks. If you’re here thinking “what do those words mean?”, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re going to break this topic down, step by step.Part I: What’s This Graph Thing?If this is the first you’re hearing this ‘graph’ word, I’m sorry, but you … [Read more...] about Graph Convolutional Networks — Explained
What are Graphs?Talk to a scientist in just about any discipline, and ask them the question — based on their discipline — “how does that stuff work?” You’ll likely find that there are systems and networks that you have to consider before you can really understand how any given thing works: whether that’s the human body, a food chain in an ecosystem, a … [Read more...] about Why Graph Theory Is Cooler Than You Thought
Every day you are being influenced by machine learning and AI recommendation algorithms. What you consume on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the personalization you experience when you search, listen, or watch Google, Spotify, YouTube, what you discover using Airbnb and UberEATS, all of these products are powered by machine learning and AI recommender … [Read more...] about Improving Diversity Through Recommendation Systems In Machine Learning and AI