Sensor Transformation Attention Networks google
Recent work on encoder-decoder models for sequence-to-sequence mapping has shown that integrating both temporal and spatial attention mechanisms into neural networks increases the performance of the system substantially. In this work, we report on the application of an attentional signal not on temporal and spatial regions of the input, but instead as a method of switching among inputs themselves. We evaluate the particular role of attentional switching in the presence of dynamic noise in the sensors, and demonstrate how the attentional signal responds dynamically to changing noise levels in the environment to achieve increased performance on both audio and visual tasks in three commonly-used datasets: TIDIGITS, Wall Street Journal, and GRID. Moreover, the proposed sensor transformation network architecture naturally introduces a number of advantages that merit exploration, including ease of adding new sensors to existing architectures, attentional interpretability, and increased robustness in a variety of noisy environments not seen during training. Finally, we demonstrate that the sensor selection attention mechanism of a model trained only on the small TIDIGITS dataset can be transferred directly to a pre-existing larger network trained on the Wall Street Journal dataset, maintaining functionality of switching between sensors to yield a dramatic reduction of error in the presence of noise. …

Pachyderm google
MapReduce without Hadoop Analyze massive datasets with Docker: Pachyderm is an open source MapReduce engine that uses Docker containers for distributed computations. Pachyderm is a completely new MapReduce engine built on top of modern tools. The biggest benefit of starting from scratch is that we get to leverage amazing advances in open source infrastructure, such as Docker and CoreOS.
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Genetic Evolution Network (GEN) google
In this paper, we introduce an alternative approach, namely GEN (Genetic Evolution Network) Model, to the deep learning models. Instead of building one single deep model, GEN adopts a genetic-evolutionary learning strategy to build a group of unit models generations by generations. Significantly different from the wellknown representation learning models with extremely deep structures, the unit models covered in GEN are of a much shallower architecture. In the training process, from each generation, a subset of unit models will be selected based on their performance to evolve and generate the child models in the next generation. GEN has significant advantages compared with existing deep representation learning models in terms of both learning effectiveness, efficiency and interpretability of the learning process and learned results. Extensive experiments have been done on diverse benchmark datasets, and the experimental results have demonstrated the outstanding performance of GEN compared with the state-of-the-art baseline methods in both effectiveness of efficiency. …

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