Festival of Doubt

The AI group at Victoria University runs an informal discussion series called the Festival of Doubt, for staff, students and the curious.

We use AI at VUW, #fod-talks to communicate (on Slack). We also have a low volume mailing list.

Currently we meet at 1pm every Tuesday in CO350

Nb: Anyone who is in the "AI group" can edit these wiki pages, as can any VUW academic staff. If you'd like to change anything here but find you can't, email "jobs@ecs..." and ask to be put in that group's list.


When Topic
7 Feb Pearl's paper on deficiencies of deep learning https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.04016
14 Feb Alpha Zero
21 Feb @Jonathan Pengelly will create a model in our minds about how to model other minds - https://blog.openai.com/learning-to-model-other-minds/
28 Feb @bastiaan will explain his own work on wavenet - https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.01120
7 Mar @Mashall will explain hierarchical implicit inference - https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.08896
14 Mar @Alex will explain how learning to translate without parallel data works
21 Mar @Felix Yan will explain Hinton's latest idea http://papers.nips.cc/paper/6975-dynamic-routing-between-capsules
28 Mar @Stephen Marsland will explain why information geometry is the 'right' way to understand neural networks
4 Apr @Steven Van Kuyk will explain the nonlinear information bottleneck - https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.02436
6/6 Will Browne -- https://deepmind.com/research/publications/vector-based-navigation-using-grid-representations-artificial-agents/
13/6 Matt O'connor -- https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.03657
20/6 Steven van Kyuk -- Mutual info regularisation for speech recognition
27/6 Felix Yan -- Two sample test using RHKS
4/7 Alex Telfar -- Intro to causal inference
10/7 Bastiaan Kleijn -- Monotone operator splitting
17/7 Davis Cooper
25/7 Mishal Slater-Duke
31/7 JP Lewis -- http://www.interpretable-ml.org/nips2017workshop/papers/01.pdf
7/8 Stephen Marsland
14/8 Paul Teal
21/8 Daniel Braithwaite
28/8 Lingyan Han
4/9 Tom White
11/9 Mashall Aryan
montage2013.jpg FoD 2017.jpg

Previous years - all the talks since we started talking, in 2002.