What’s out there? In this vast, infinite and inconceivable universe… Stars, planets, nebulae and celestial bodies are colliding, orbiting, being born and dying since the dawn of time.Humans have always looked up to the sky with fascination, imagining fantastic worlds and unreachable galaxies, and this has prompted mankind to use science to better understand the … [Read more...] about How Does An AI Imagine The Universe?
AI for Social Good — a relatively new research field at the intersection of AI and a number of other fields. Source“Whenever I hear people saying AI is going to hurt people in the future I think, yeah, technology can generally always be used for good and bad and you need to be careful about how you build it … if you’re arguing against AI then you’re arguing against … [Read more...] about Introduction To AI For Social Good
Anyone who has ever approached the world of machine learning has certainly heard of supervised learning and unsupervised learning. These are in fact two important possible approaches to Machine Learning that have been widely used for years. Only recently, however, has there been an explosion of a new term, Self-Supervised Learning! But let’s get there step by step and look at … [Read more...] about Self-Supervised Learning In Vision Transformers
This blog post describes our recent paper:Federico Bianchi and Dirk Hovy (2021). On the Gap between Adoption and Understanding in NLP. Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL-IJCNLP 2021.The main focus of this work is to describe issues that currently affect NLP research and hinder scientific development. NLP is driven by … [Read more...] about On The Gap Between Adoption And Understanding
Deep learning is moving so fast, that the only way to keep up is by reading directly from the people who publish these new findings. If you’re a technical person and want to learn about deep learning in 2021, you need to read papers.Formal education will only get you so far. Unfortunately, universities, in general, are slow to incorporate new material into their … [Read more...] about How To Learn Deep Learning By Reading Papers
If you have worked with point clouds in the past (or, for this matter, with data), you know how important it is to find patterns between your observations 📈. Indeed, we often need to extract some higher-level knowledge that heavily relies on determining “objects” formed by data points that share a pattern.This is a task that is accomplished quite comfortably by our visual … [Read more...] about How To Automate 3D Point Cloud Segmentation And Clustering With Python
Full PaperCodesLarge-scale transformer-based language models (LMs) demonstrate impressive capabilities in open text generation. However, controlling the generated text’s properties such as the topic, style, and sentiment is challenging and often requires significant changes to the model architecture or retraining and fine-tuning the model on new supervised data.We … [Read more...] about Topical Language Generation With Transformers
The field of Computer Vision has for years been dominated by Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). Through the use of filters, these networks are able to generate simplified versions of the input image by creating feature maps that highlight the most relevant parts. These features are then used by a multi-layer perceptron to perform the desired classification.But recently … [Read more...] about Vision Transformers or Convolutional Neural Networks? Both!
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