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EPISODE 692  |  
July 9, 2024
Today, we're joined by Amir Bar, a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley to discuss his research on visual-based learning, including his recent paper, “EgoPet: Egomotion and Interaction Data from an Animal’s Perspective.” Amir shares his research projects focused on self-supervised object detection and analogy reasoning for general computer vision tasks. We also discuss the current limitations of caption-based datasets in model training, the ‘learning problem’ in robotics, and the gap between the capabilities of animals and AI systems. Amir introduces ‘EgoPet,’ a dataset and benchmark tasks which allow motion and interaction data from an animal's perspective to be incorporated into machine learning models for robotic planning and proprioception. We explore the dataset collection process, comparisons with existing datasets and benchmark tasks, the findings on the model performance trained on EgoPet, and the potential of directly training robot policies that mimic animal behavior.

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Our conversations with hundreds of ML/AI practitioners and teams have demonstrated that effective tools and platforms are the key to delivering ML and AI at scale—allowing teams to innovate more quickly and consistently.

The TWIML Solutions guide helps you identify technologies and solutions that can help your organization deliver models into production more quickly and efficiently.

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We’re proud to announce the new TWIML Solutions Guide, a directory of machine learning tools and platform technologies for data scientists, ML engineers and other AI practitioners and leaders. The Guide aims to help them explore and compare open source and commercial offerings for building, delivering, and improving their ML and AI projects. This post explains why we think the guide is important and highlights some of its key features.

In order to help enterprise machine learning, data science, and AI innovators understand how model-driven enterprises are successfully scaling machine learning, we have conducted numerous interviews on the topic.

In this post, we present three representative ML platforms: Airbnb’s Bighead, Facebook’s FBLearner, and LinkedIn’s Pro-ML. Each of these platforms was developed in response to the unique situation, challenges, and considerations faced by its creator.

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Build better models faster by using state-of-the-art hyperparameter optimization and supervised early stopping tools. Focus on adding business value to your data pipeline while Comet automates the rest.

Dataiku Data Science Studio is the collaborative data science software platform for teams of data scientists, data analysts, and engineers to explore, prototype, build, and deliver their own data products more efficiently.

Run:ai Atlas is a compute orchestration platform that speeds up data science initiatives by pooling all available GPU resources and then dynamically allocating resources as you need them. One-click execution of experiments, no code changes required by the user, and most importantly, no more waiting around to access GPUs. Atlas automates provisioning of multiple GPU or fractions of GPU across teams, users, clusters and nodes, and IT gains control and visibility over the full AI infrastructure stack through comprehensive, easy-to-use dashboards.

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