Soon I will be in Dublin, Ireland, attending one of the best conferences in Information Retrieval. Looking forward to hearing about the latest research and probably meeting some old friends.
A couple of years ago, I was doing research involving Convolutional Neural Networks for object classification tasks (see here). At that point, deep learning was an (re)emergent field, but it hadn’t achieved mainstream yet.
Today, several factors are contributing to the increase of visibility:
- Announcements of great results in Kaggle competitions and commercial applications, such as Google’s improved photo search and Microsoft’s fast and robust speech recognition system.
- Online courses, such as Geoffrey Hinton’s “Neural Networks for Machine Learning” in Coursera.
- Greater variety of software implementations, including many that use the power of GPU parallelism.
I decided to move from blogger to a self-hosted wordpress installation, which gives me much more control. I had some issues while automatically importing all posts and images, but after some manual steps, I got it to work and the blog looks much better now!
Now you can read me at http://blog.hpenedones.org