Yann LeCun, the new Director of Facebook AI Research and a professor at New York University did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit yesterday. Questions and answers are all here.
I am joining Baidu as Chief Scientist to work on AI; will remain engaged with Coursera as Chairman. http://t.co/SiEgCtMGJT
— Andrew Ng (@AndrewYNg) May 16, 2014
We are trying things out at the meetup in that Andrew's talk will be shared and synchronized across four European meetups. Moreon that later.
Both of Yann and Andrew's work have been featured here on Nuit Blanche a few times. Andrew for his work on dictionary learning and Yann for his work on neural networks. Dictionary learning is key for unsupervised learning in Machine Learning while it is key in compressive sensing to find the right sparsifying basis. Convolutional Neural Networks are parallel to the current slew of reconstruction algorithms used in compressive sensing [1,2]. This week's entries ( Mitya Chklovskii's A Neuron as a Signal Processing Device and Chris Rozell's Compressive Sensing and Short Term Memory / Visual Nonclassical Receptive Field Effects) make me think we are seeing some sort of convergence from different communities .
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