Machine Learning and AI experts from around the world will gather in Long Beach, CA, next week at NIPS 2017 to present the latest advances in machine learning and computational neuroscience. Research from Facebook will be presented in 10 peer-reviewed publications and posters.  Our researchers and engineers will also be leading and presenting numerous workshops, symposiums and tutorials throughout the week. For the first time ever, we’ll be hosting a Facebook LIVE, and streaming many of the NIPS sessions from our Facebook page starting Monday at 5:30 pm.  Be sure to tune in if you can’t be there in person. Best of Both Worlds: Transferring Knowledge from Discriminative Learning to a Generative Visual Dialog Model

Jiasen Lu, Anitha Kannan, Jianwei Yang, Devi Parikh, and Dhruv Batra

Visual Dialog requires an AI agent to hold a meaningful dialog with humans in natural, conversational language about visual content. For instance, consider a blind user on social media. Their friend uploads a picture. It would be nice if the AI can describe it, say “John just uploaded a picture from his vacation in Hawaii”. The user might then ask: “Great, is he at the beach?”. Read more here…

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