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IR-VIC: Unsupervised Discovery of Sub-goals for Transfer in RL

Nirbhay Modhe, Prithvijit Chattopadhyay, Mohit Sharma, Abhishek Das, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra, Ramakrishna Vedantam

IJCAI - January 5, 2021

Asynchronous Gradient-Push

Mahmoud Assran, Michael Rabbat

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control - January 1, 2021

Weak-Attention Suppression For Transformer Based Speech Recognition

Yangyang Shi, Yongqiang Wang, Chunyang Wu, Christian Fuegen, Frank Zhang, Duc Le, Ching-Feng Yeh, Michael L. Seltzer

Interspeech - October 26, 2020

The Determinants of Social Connectedness in Europe

Michael Bailey, Drew Johnston, Theresa Kuchler, Dominic Russel, Bogdan State, Johannes Stroebel

SocInfo - September 22, 2020

Machine Learning in Compilers: Past, Present, and Future

Hugh Leather, Chris Cummins

FDL - September 14, 2020

Exploring Crowd Co-creation Scenarios for Sketches

Devi Parikh, Larry Zitnick

ICCC - September 7, 2020

Lemotif: An Affective Visual Journal Using Deep Neural Networks

X. Alice Li, Devi Parikh

ICCC - September 7, 2020

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PyTorch is a Python package that provides two high-level features: tensor computation (like NumPy) with strong GPU acceleration and deep neural networks built on a tape-based autograd system.

Dense human pose estimation aims at mapping all human pixels of an RGB image to the 3D surface of the human body.

Torch is a scientific computing framework with wide support for machine learning algorithms. It is easy to use and efficient, thanks to an easy and fast scripting language, LuaJIT, and an underlying C/CUDA implementation.

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