Saturday, June 18, 2016

Highlights and new discoveries in Neuroscience (May 2016)

In the fifth issue of this monthly digest series you can learn about the neurobiology of love, how long-term marijuana use alters the brain's reward circuit, what nightmares say about your personality, and much more.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Highlights and new discoveries in computer vision, machine learning, and AI (May 2016)

In the fifth issue of this monthly digest series you can learn about who or what is Parsey McParseface, highlights from ICRA and ACM CHI, the next generation of Siri, and much more.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

ImageXD: New trends in image processing and computer vision

Incredible advances are being made in image processing techniques and tools, but the scientists who use them typically don't have the opportunity to communicate with scientists who work on similar problems in different domains.

To address this issue, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) invited researchers from a variety of disciplines to ImageXD, a three-day workshop designed to discuss common problems in image processing across domains, ranging from academic disciplines such as deep learning, astronomy, and systems biology to the computer animation film industry. Among the highlights was a talk by Susan Fong, Technical Director Supervisor at Pixar, who shared her expertise on what it takes to bring a high-production movie like The Good Dinosaur to life.