Past talks

Discussion: deep dreaming of a white Christmas

Some Christmas challenges:

  • Train a recurrent network on tweets, at the word level, then apply it to Charles Dickens. Splice emoji into Dickens.
  • Invent a hybrid character-and-word RNN. There can be character-based units, plus short-circuit links between words (inspired by Residual Network). This might help address the challenge of what to do if the vocabulary is very different between Dickens and twitter.
  • Could we recompose Dickens into tweets? This sounds like a translation task, but we don’t have a bilingual dataset. Maybe there are word or sentence embeddings, that can simply be transposed?

Some datasets:

Figuring out how to use TensorFlow:

In a reading group early next term, let’s have a show-and-tell, and a discussion of TensorFlow and PyTorch. Also, there’s a Slack channel for any discussion over the holidays.


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Reading group: residual networks for images, and object detection

Fergal Cotter (Engineering) presented Deep residual learning for image recognition, He, Zhang, Ren, and Sun, 2015 [pdf].

Also, a hint about his own work on “lifting” residual networks to interpret deep nodes in a neural network [Jupyter]
Lifting network

Damon Wischik (Computer Lab) briefly described You only look once: unified real-time object detection, Redmon et al., 2015 [arXiv]


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Reading group: RNNs, tree RNNs, sequences

Jack Kamm (Genetics) and Johannes Bausch (DAMTP) presented Generating sequences with recurrent neural networks, Graves, 2013 [pdf]

Sebastian Lunz (CCA) and Oliver Leicht (DAMTP) presented Recursive Deep Models for Semantic Compositionality over a Sentiment Treebank, Socher et al., 2013 [pdf]


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