Bryan Catanzaro, VP of Applied Deep Learning Research, NVIDIA
In this talk, Bryan will discuss several unsupervised learning applications, including video translation, large-scale language modeling and WaveGlow, a flow-based generative model for the vocoder stage of speech synthesis. Because unsupervised learning allows us to try tackling problems where labels would be prohibitively expensive to create, it opens the scope of problems to which we can apply machine learning.
Dr. Peter Stone, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin
For robots to operate robustly in dynamic, uncertain environments, we are still in need of multidisciplinary research advances in many areas such as computer vision, tactile sensing, compliant motion, manipulation, locomotion, high-level decision-making, and many others. This talk will focus on two essential capabilities for robust autonomous intelligent robots, namely online learning from experience, and the ability to interact with other robots and with people. Examples of theoretically grounded research in these areas will be highlighted, as well as concrete applications in domains including robot soccer and autonomous driving.