Machine Learning Meets Interactive Stories

By Mark Riedl, Associate Professor at Georgia Tech On Friday, December 28th Netflix aired a special episode of their Black Mirror series called Bandersnatch. What made Bandersnatch interesting is that it was an interactive story: watchers could use a remote control to choose options at various points throughout the story’s progression to influence character choice and plot progression. (This post does not contain … Continue reading Machine Learning Meets Interactive Stories

Recap: ML@GT Fall Seminar Series

Throughout the fall semester, the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech was fortunate to bring world-class researchers, academics, and industry professionals to Georgia Tech's campus as a part of our Fall Seminar Series. From using machine learning in retail strategy to few-shot learning to understanding the limitations of artificial intelligence, our guest speakers inspired our … Continue reading Recap: ML@GT Fall Seminar Series

How Macy’s Uses Machine Learning in Their Retail Strategy

Machine learning is used in just about everything. From healthcare to recruiting to finance, companies are harnessing the power of this technology to improve their businesses. Retail giant, Macy's, is also working to integrate machine learning's capabilities into their strategy. Graham Poliner, Macy's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Analytics, recently visited Georgia Tech's campus … Continue reading How Macy’s Uses Machine Learning in Their Retail Strategy

Few-shot Learning with Meta-Learning: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

Hugo Larochelle, a researcher at Google Brain, recently visited Georgia Tech's campus as a part of the Machine Learning Center's Fall Seminar Series. Larochelle drew an enormous crowd with students and faculty filling up the room, leaving many audience members standing or sitting on any patch of carpet they could find. During his talk, "Few-shot … Continue reading Few-shot Learning with Meta-Learning: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering

In August 2018, Bryan McCann of Salesforce made the trip from Palo Alto, Calif. to Atlanta, Ga. as a part of the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech’s Seminar Series. Students and faculty packed the room to hear McCann present his talk, "The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering". Abstract Deep learning has improved … Continue reading The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering