The Birth of Venus: Building a Deep Learning Computer From Scratch

In which I describe how I built a deep learning computer starting from nothing but a pile of hardware components and a dream.

Trends in Natural Language Processing: ACL 2019 In Review

Following an eventful week at ACL 2019, I summarize key trends and takeaways to look for in NLP.

Recurrent Neural Networks

I describe recurrent neural networks, a deep learning technique geared for tasks such as natural language processing.

Dance Dance Convolution

We discuss convolutional neural networks, a deep learning model inspired by the human visual system that has rocked the state-of-the-art in computer vision tasks.

Neural Network Grab Bag

We investigate a motley of interesting properties and goodies of neural networks.

Deep Dive Into Neural Networks

We begin a deep dive into deep learning by investigating feedforward neural networks.

Transformers: Attention in Disguise

We discuss the Transformer, a purely attention-based architecture that is more performant, more efficient, and more parallelizable than recurrent network-based models.

Deep Contextualized Word Representations with ELMo

I describe ELMo, a recently released set of neural word representations that are pushing the state-of-the-art in natural language processing pretraining methodology.

Fast Object Detection with Fast R-CNN

I dive into the details of Fast R-CNN, an extension to the original R-CNN model that boasted 9x speedup over its predecessor as well as state-of-the-art object detection results.

Object Detection with R-CNN

A discussion of R-CNN, a historic object detection architecture combining region proposals with convolutional neural networks.

Fundamental Deep Learning Algorithms To Learn

A discussion of fundamental deep learning algorithms people new to the field should learn along with a recommended course of study.

Why All The Excitement About Artificial Intelligence

Given all the recent buzz around artificial intelligence, I discuss three reasons for why we are seeing such widespread interest in the field today.

Review of SIGDial/SemDial 2017

Following my attendance at the 18th Annual Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, I summarize the most promising directions for future dialogue research, as gleaned from discussions with other researchers at the conference.