January 18, 2019
Spatially Invariant Unsupervised Object Detection with Convolutional Neural Networks
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
There are many reasons to expect an ability to reason in terms of objects to be a crucial skill for any generally intelligent agent. Indeed, recent machine learning literature is replete with examples of the benefits of object-like representations: generalization, transfer to new tasks, and interpretability, among others. However, in order to reason in terms of objects, agents need a way of discovering and detecting objects in the visual world – a task which we call unsupervised object detection.
By: Eric Crawford, Joelle Pineau