Yahoo Acquires Startup LookFlow To Work On Flickr And ‘Deep Learning’

LookFlow, a startup that describes itself as “an entirely new way to explore images you love,” just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the Flickr team[1,2,3]. The company is cofounded by Bobby Jaros and Simon Osindero. Their company was utilizing deep learning techniques for image recognition problems[1,2].

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ICLR 2014

2nd International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR2014) will take place in Banff, Canada, April 14-16 2014.

The same open reviewing process that is pioneered with ICLR 2013 is going to be used. The process was highly praised by authors and reviewers alike last year (see David Soergel’s presentation at the ICML2013 workshop on peer reviewing […]

Deep Learning Successes Obtained by IDSIA

IDSIA is one of the largest and oldest lab that focuses on deep learning. Their machine learning team is being led by Jürgen Schmidhuber. In the last 5 years, they had several successes on different machine learning competitions. Here are some of their recent competitive achievements in competitions and challenges:

22 Sept 2013: Deep neural […]