Finding and managing research papers: a survey of tools and products

[Original post on Medium] At the end of this post you can find a tl;dr with my suggestions for the most useful tools to improve your workflow with scientific papers. As researchers, especially in (overly) prolific fields like Deep Learning, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the huge amount of papers to read and keep … Continue reading Finding and managing research papers: a survey of tools and products

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Inadequate Equilibria: Where and How Civilizations Get Stuck [book review]

"If you want to outperform—if you want to do anything not usually done—then you’ll need to conceptually divide our civilization into areas of lower and greater competency. My view is that this is best done from a framework of incentives and the equilibria of those incentives […]"

A Meta-analysis of DAVIS-2017 Video Object Segmentation Challenge

[Original post on Medium] DAVIS-2017: a multi-instance Video Object Segmentation challenge In the previous post: Video Object Segmentation — The Basics, we’ve gone through the problem definition of Video Object Segmentation, its metrics and nuances. Then we’ve covered the two main approaches that emerged to deal with the DAVIS-2016 video object segmentation dataset: MaskTrack and OSVOS. In … Continue reading A Meta-analysis of DAVIS-2017 Video Object Segmentation Challenge

The Basics of Video Object Segmentation

[Original post on Medium][Update: the article has also been translated to Chinese.] Annotated ground truth frames from the DAVIS-2016 video object segmentation dataset This is the first in a two part series about the state of the art in algorithms for Video Object Segmentation. The first part will be an introduction to the problem and … Continue reading The Basics of Video Object Segmentation

How To: Set up Caffe Environment and pycaffe on OS X 10.12 Sierra

Recently at work, our research team has started working on a deep learning project and for technical reasons we've decided to go with the Caffe framework by BVLC. For some of us the installation process went smoothly. For others... not so much. While installing the framework on linux and AWS servers was relatively straightforward, many things broke down … Continue reading How To: Set up Caffe Environment and pycaffe on OS X 10.12 Sierra

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality [book review]

AI researcher and decision theorist Eliezer Yudkowsky probably woke up one day and asked himself a single question: what would have happened in Harry Potter’s first year in Hogwarts, had he not been such an insufferable idiot? You might not have considered him to be an idiot in the first place, but as the book … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality [book review]