Learning to Cooperate in Multi-Agent Environments

By Jiachen Yang Over the years, human intelligence has evolved to work within a shared environment with other humans to do more than play Atari games or solve Rubik’s cubes alone in our rooms. The presence of other people demands our ability to handle a wide spectrum of complex interactions — we cooperate with colleagues … Continue reading Learning to Cooperate in Multi-Agent Environments

Snapshots from NeurIPS2019

What once started as a small conference with a few hundred people interested in neural information processing systems has over the years turned into one of the largest artificial intelligence conferences in the world. This year, over 13,000 people attended the 33rd conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the … Continue reading Snapshots from NeurIPS2019

Explaining Blended Matching Pursuit: A Multi-Purpose AI Algorithm

By Cyrille Combettes This is an informal summary of our recent paper Blended Matching Pursuit with my advisor Sebastian Pokutta. It will be presented at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 8-14, 2019. In this post, we motivate and explain the main ideas behind the design of our … Continue reading Explaining Blended Matching Pursuit: A Multi-Purpose AI Algorithm

Making Artificial Intelligence Work in a Changing Environment

By Adrian Rivera Cardoso and He Wang Machine learning (ML) is changing our lives. We can instantly translate from one language to another, search entire libraries in a matter of seconds, and even prevent credit card fraud. ML’s success is mostly due to the power of artificial neural networks — a machine learning model inspired … Continue reading Making Artificial Intelligence Work in a Changing Environment

Explaining Nonparametric Regression on Low Dimensional Manifolds using Deep Neural Networks

By Minshuo Chen Background and Motivation Deep learning has made significant breakthroughs in various real-world applications, such as computer vision, natural language processing, healthcare, robotics, etc. In image classification, the winner of the $latex 2017$ ImageNet challenge retained a top-$latex 5$ error rate of $latex 2.25\% $ [1], while the data set consists of about … Continue reading Explaining Nonparametric Regression on Low Dimensional Manifolds using Deep Neural Networks

Overcoming Large-scale Annotation Requirements for Understanding Videos in the Wild

By Min-Hung Chen, Zsolt Kira and Ghassan AlRegib Videos have become an increasingly important type of media from which we obtain valuable information and knowledge. This motivates the need for the development of video analysis techniques. The development of these techniques could, for example, provide recommendations or support discovery for different objectives. Given the recent … Continue reading Overcoming Large-scale Annotation Requirements for Understanding Videos in the Wild

Snapshots of ICML 2019

The 36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) is by all accounts a premier conference in the machine learning world. Thousands of papers are submitted and thousands of people from around the world travel to attend the weeklong conference. This year was no different with over 6,000 attendees and 2,473 submitted papers. Only 621 papers … Continue reading Snapshots of ICML 2019