Learning Active Learning from Data with Ksenia Konyushkova

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In this episode, I speak with Ksenia Konyushkova, Ph.D. student in the CVLab at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Ksenia and I connected at NIPS in December to discuss her interesting research into ways we might apply machine learning to ease the challenge of creating labeled datasets for machine learning. The first paper we discuss is “Learning Active Learning from Data,” which suggests a data-driven approach to active learning that trains a secondary model to identify the unlabeled data points which, when labeled, would likely have the greatest impact on our primary model’s performance. We also discuss her paper “Learning Intelligent Dialogs for Bounding Box Annotation,” in which she trains an agent to guide the actions of a human annotator to more quickly produce bounding boxes.

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