I’m going to miss the format, the laughs it created, the memories it forever immortalized for me, and the wistful thoughts going back. These guys are fantastic, and it’s just a shame I’ll never be able to say “thanks” to them in person. It felt like they were “in person” to me.
tl;dr: our new paper is now on arxiv Summary of the paper: Obtaining video-level predictions by evaluating salient clips only, as opposed to the traditional random sampling or dense predictions, can bring an increase in classification accuracy and reduce computational costs of inference on long videos Abstract (shamelessly copy pasted): While many action … Continue reading new paper: SC Sampler
SIGBOVIK (ACH Special Interest Group on Harry Qatar Bovik) is an annual journal of parody machine learning papers whose 2019 proceedings came out today. Selectively, the parody is of very high quality and effort - it is worth replacing whatever you usually read on the toilet. You can find the full version here, and some … Continue reading SIGBOVIK 2019
The Turing awards have been announced last week, and I am delighted to find out that the prize this year went to the "godfathers of AI". Yann LeCunn, Yoshua Bengio, and Geoff Hinton have been awarded the most prestigious award in computer science for their contributions to the development of deep learning, or more specifically, … Continue reading Turing awards 2018
More eagle-eyed readers might have noticed that I have recently updated my blog's appearance. In addition to that, the underlying CMS has changed as well (see the footer). The main reason for the change was the upcoming photography section of the site as I've decided to pick up photography again. My previous setup, which was … Continue reading A new blogging venue
Despite general dislike of the public gatherings of any sort, protests (the peaceful ones at least) can be a fun day-trips into the world of strong opinions and freedom of speech that are usually strange to me. I managed to spend some time hanging out with friends at the third annual Women's March in Boston … Continue reading Woman’s march – Boston
A recent switch to the professional world, as well as the annoyance of owning a car in the city, led me to frequent the rent-a-car agencies in the area. While most cars are generally boring and uninspiring affairs that suffice my grocery shopping needs , last weekend's one was particularly bad, for detail that I … Continue reading Tales of a rental: headrest