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Weekly Update #9

General AI Challenge news, events - and a webinar!  

April 20, 2017

The first round of the General AI Challenge is in full swing! How is it going for you? Please spare a minute to take a poll on your right.

This week, we have prepared some interesting articles and events for you. But first, a reminder:

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London TensorFlow meetup:

General AI Challenge

Join the TensorFlow London webinar on YouTube live stream to learn about the Challenge HERE! It is already next week, and we are glad to announce a guest talk:


Creative applications of machine learning by Luba Elliott

Webinar starts at 6:30 PM BST, Wednesday, 26 April. See you there!

Julian Togelius:

Artificial General Intelligence

through Games

The talk by Dr. Julian Togelius (Game Innovation Lab, New York University) on the role of video games in developing general artificial intelligence is finally out! Great thanks to Consciousness Club NYC for hosting the event!

GoodAI on General AI at AFO 2017

GoodAI & Challenge team speaking at World Summit AI!

Our team will be joining 2000+ attendees and 120 of the most influential AI

speakers in the world from companies including

Uber, Amazon, Intel, IBM Watson, eBay, Netflix, Microsoft Ventures, Carnegie Mellon University and many more!

Because, we’re speaking at the event, we can offer you a special discount of 15% - PLUS there is a special

rate for startups :)

This is not an event you want to miss.

Use promocode GAI15 to benefit from the discount.

Innovation Summit Prague (May 22-27, 2017)

The European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI) is organizing the Innovation Summit, which is part of Innovation Week Prague. It will focus on artificial intelligence, the latest Smart technologies, and their impacts on both professional and private life.

Leading foreign and Czech experts are going to be a part of the Conference.

Among them- Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh (Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge), Dirk Ahlborn (CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies), Jan Feyereisl (AI Roadmap Institute, GoodAI).

News from the AI world

Beyond Face Rotation: Global and Local Perception GAN for Photorealistic and Identity Preserving Frontal View Synthesis

This paper proposes a Two-Pathway Generative Adversarial Network (TP-GAN) for photorealistic frontal view synthesis by simultaneously perceiving global structures and local details. Experimental results demonstrate that the method not only presents compelling perceptual results but also outperforms state-of-theart results on large pose face recognition.

Caffe2 Open Source Brings Cross Platform Machine Learning Tools to Developers


Facebook has announced the release of Caffe2, their new deep learning framework. It is promised to have a lightweight, modular and scalable library, which includes quite an impressive model zoo.

The Role of Multi-Agent Learning in Artificial Intelligence Research


In this lecture, Thore Graepel explains the important role multi-agent learning has to play in artificial intelligence research and the challenges it presents. Specifically, he explains two example projects from multi-agent learning work at DeepMind.

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