Deep Learning Weekly Issue #129
Facebook's code search challenge, BasketballGAN, Super-resolution in TF 2.0 and more...
This week in deep learning we bring you a new code search challenge from Facebook, news of a Tesla acquisition, a text summarization model from Google, and an investor’s perspective on machine learning deployment.
You may also enjoy learning about 150 ML models deployed at Booking.com, a review of DL-based crowd counting models, an image deduping tool, neural machine translation in TensorFlow, a generative model for spatial graphs, and more.
As always, happy reading and hacking. If you have something you think should be in next week's issue, find us on Twitter: @dl_weekly.
Until next week!
Just a week after GitHub announced CodeSearcNet, Facebook announces their own code search dataset and challenge.
Google Lens now lets users take a picture of a piece of clothing and get suggestions for similar styles they can purchase.
A thoughtful exploration of recent advances in natural language processing and text generation.
Tesla has acquired DeepScale, an AI startup building models used for self-driving cars.
Google releases code and data for a new text summarization model.
Benedict Evans, investor at a16z, on where we are in the ML adoption cycle and where we might end up.
A nice review of a recent KDD paper on deploying customer facing ML models at scale.
A nice roundup of crowd counting models.
The mathematics behind the question of what happens when convolution layers have infinite numbers of channels.
Researchers develop a conditional adversarial network that produces basketball set plays and ways to defend them.
A nice overview of training models that paint with brush strokes. Code included.
A closer look at how Temporal Difference learning merges paths of experience for greater statistical efficiency.
Libraries & Code
TensorFlow 2.0 based implementation of EDSR, WDSR, and SRGAN for single image super-resolution.
Finding duplicate images made easy!
Neural machine translation and sequence learning using TensorFlow.
High-efficiency floating-point neural network inference operators for mobile and Web.
Papers & Publications
Abstract: We propose Neural Turtle Graphics (NTG), a novel generative model for spatial graphs, and demonstrate its applications in modeling city road layouts. Specifically, we represent the road layout using a graph where nodes in the graph represent control points and edges in the graph represent road segments. NTG is a sequential generative model parameterized by a neural network. It iteratively generates a new node and an edge connecting to an existing node conditioned on the current graph. We train NTG on Open Street Map data and show that it outperforms existing approaches using a set of diverse performance metrics. Moreover, our method allows users to control styles of generated road layouts mimicking existing cities as well as to sketch parts of the city road layout to be synthesized. In addition to synthesis, the proposed NTG finds uses in an analytical task of aerial road parsing. Experimental results show that it achieves state-of-the-art performance on the SpaceNet dataset.