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  • CS Tech Talk: AI for Content Creation and Interaction

    Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 06:20 PM

    Computer Science

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    Speaker: Dr. Lei Li & Dr. Jianchao Yang, ByteDance AI Lab

    Talk Title: AI for Content Creation and Interaction

    Abstract: In the mobile era, we are being presented an exciting opportunity to shape the way people acquire and consume information. In this talk, we will reveal the roles of AI technologies in the information consumption platforms. We will share several recent work at ByteDance AI Lab towards more efficient creation of and interaction with content. We will introduce a robot writer, Xiaomingbot, which has produced more than 60k articles since August 2016, some of them in multiple languages including English, Chinese and Portuguese. It relies on state-of-the-art representation learning for sentences and generative models from data, text, and images. We will also introduce our latest research in visual understanding of objects and scene in short videos, and how these technologies assist authors to create better content. The talk will be accompanied with interactive demos of these technologies in Tiktok(Douyin), Vigo(Huoshan), and Toutiao apps.

    Biography: Dr. Lei Li is Director of ByteDance AI Lab. Lei received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (ACM class) and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, respectively. His dissertation work on fast algorithms for mining co-evolving time series was awarded ACM KDD best dissertation (runner up). His recent work on AI writing received 2nd-class award of WU Wenjun AI prize of China. Before Toutiao, he worked at Baidu's Institute of Deep Learning in Silicon Valley as a Principal Research Scientist. Before that, he was working in EECS department of UC Berkeley as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. He has served in the Program Committee for ICML 2014, ECML/PKDD 2014/2015, SDM 2013/2014, IJCAI 2011/2013/2016, KDD 2015/2016, 2017 KDD Cup co-Chair, KDD 2018 hands-on tutorial co-chair, and as a lecturer in 2014 summer school on Probabilistic Programming for Advancing Machine Learning. He has published over 40 technical papers and holds 3 US patents.

    Dr. Jianchao Yang is Director of ByteDance AI Lab US. Before joining ByteDance, Jianchao was a manager and principal research scientist at Snap, where he led the computer vision area. He obtained his Ph.D. degree under supervision of Prof. Thomas Huang from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published over 80 technical papers on top conferences and journals, which have attracted over 15k citations from the research community. He is the receipt of Best Student Paper Award in ICCV 2011. He and his collaborators are multiple winners of international competitions and challenges, including PASCAL VOC 2009, ImageNet 2014, WebVision 2017, and NTIRE Super-resolution Challenge 2018.


    Host: Xiang Ren

    Location: Grace Ford Salvatori Hall Of Letters, Arts & Sciences (GFS) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Assistant to CS chair

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