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Synced Global AI Weekly | 2018.6.16—6.22

Synced's Onsite Report from CVPR 2018CVPR 2018 Kicks Off;  Best Papers Announced

The 2018 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) opened today in Salt Lake City, USA. The CVPR organizing committee used the occasion to announce its coveted Best Paper and Best Student Paper selections...

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Best Paper Award: Taskonomy: Disentangling Task Transfer Learning

The paper proposes a computational approach for finding correlations between different tasks by using transfer learning techniques to solve new tasks with reduced dependency on labeled data...

(Stanford University and UC Berkeley research group)

Best Student Paper Award: Total Capture: A 3D Deformation Model for Tracking Faces, Hands, and Bodies

This paper presents a unified deformation model for the markerless capture of multiple scales of human movement, including facial expressions, body motion, and hand gestures...

(Carnegie Mellon University)

CVPR Honorable Mention Award:

Deep Learning of Graph Matching

- SPLATNet: Sparse Lattice Networks for Point Cloud Processing

- CodeSLAM – Learning a Compact, Optimisable Representation for Dense Visual SLAM

- and Efficient Optimization for Rank-based Loss Functions

PAMI Longuet-Higgins Prize- A Discriminatively Trained, Multiscale, Deformable Part Model

PAMI Young Researcher Award -

Andreas Geiger, Computer Science Professor at University of Tübingen

- Kaiming He,  Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR).


Facebook Research Open Source Densepose

Facebook AI Research (FAIR) open sourced DensePose, our real-team approach for mapping all human pixels of 2D RGB images to a 3D surface-based model of the body.

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NCRF in Deep Learning Improves Cancer Metastasis Detection

The Baidu Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Lab has released a paper which proposes a neural conditional random field (NCRF) process for cancer metastasis detection on Whole Slide Images (WSIs)...

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Chinese Chip Giant Cambricon Closes Series B with Valuation of $2.5B

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Global AI Events

24–29 Jun ICAPSDelft, The Netherlands.
29 JunThe 4th Research and Applied AI SummitLondon, UK.
26–29 JunCPAIORDelft, The Netherlands.
26–30 Jun Robotics: Science and SystemsPittsburgh, USA.
27–28 JunAI Expo EuropeAmsterdam, The Netherlands.
28 JunAI for CxOs DinnerSan Francisco, USA.

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