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January 18, 2019
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Newell-Simon Hall 4305
RI faculty lunch & presentation

The RI faculty lunch and presentation will be held in NSH 4305 on Friday, January 18, 2019.


Abhinav Gupta will begin speaking at 11:00 a.m.


At Noon, Illah Nourbakhsh and Henny Admoni will discuss a new pilot program to pair RI faculty with a curricular designer to incorporate an ethics session into their classes (10 minutes).



Abhinav Gupta

Associate Professor


Supersizing and Empowering Visual Learning

Billion Images, Interactive Supervision and Robots



In the last decade, we have made significant advances in field of computer vision thanks to supervised learning. But this passive supervision of our models has now become our biggest bottleneck.  In this talk, I will discuss our efforts towards scaling up and empowering learning. First, I will show how amount of labeled data is still a crucial factor in representation learning. I will then discuss one possible avenue on how we can scale up learning by using self-supervision. Next, I will discuss how we can scale up semantic learning to 10x and more categories by using visual knowledge and graph-based reasoning. But just scaling on amount of data and categories is not sufficient. We also need to empower our learning algorithms with the ability to control its own supervision. In third part of the talk, I will discuss how we can move from passive to interactive learning in context of VQA. Our agents live in the physical world and need the ability to interact in the physical world. Towards this goal, I will finally present our efforts in large-scale learning of embodied agents in Robotics.



Lunch will be available at 10:45 am.