Thoughts on HCI and Applied AI

By Victor Dibia

Some organized thoughts on research, code and topics at the intersection of applied machine learning and human computer interaction. Posts by Victor Dibia | @vykthur

Some organized thoughts on research, code and topics at the intersection of applied machine learning and human computer interaction.
Posts by Victor Dibia | @vykthur

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Interesting Advances in Consumer VR, Making VR Apps - Issue #5

As a researcher in the HCI and Applied ML space, virtual reality continues to be an increasingly relevant topic. VR is used extensively to simulate the real world with applications in reinforcement learning (see AirSim from Microsoft), robotics, and other fie…

 
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Implementing Extractive Text Summarization with BERT- Issue #4

In extractive summarization, the task is to extract subsets (sentences) from a document that are then assembled to form a summary. Abstractive summarization on the other hand might generate novel words, paraphrase original text or rewrite text (substitution, …

 
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Top 10 Machine Learning and Design Insights from Google IO - Issue #3

Google is experimenting with language models for open domain conversation - Language Model for Dialogue Applications aka LaMBDA. This is interesting as open domain conversation is is notoriously hard 1 . LAMBDA parses existing data corpuses on multiple domain…

 
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Real-Time High Resolution Background Matting/Segmentation - Issue #2

Ever wondered what the state of the art is for applying neural networks in the automatic segmentation of interesting (salient objects) from their backgrounds? There are two relatively recent papers which I think provide insights. Let's take a look!

 
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State of Object Detection Models 2021 and more! | Newsletter by Victor Dibia - Issue #1

I spent some time this month reviewing the state of practical object detection deep learning models. I have found the Tensorflow Object Detection API to be a great starting point and was happy to see implementations for CenterNets included as part of the Tens…