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NeurIPS 2019 Roundup: Outstanding Papers, Featured Talks, Facts and Figures

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NeurIPS 2019 Outstanding Paper Awards

The NeurIPS organizing committee announced the conference’s Outstanding Paper and other awards, and introduced a Outstanding New Directions Paper Award to “highlight work that distinguished itself in setting a novel avenue for future research.”

Outstanding Paper Award
Distribution-Independent PAC Learning of Halfspaces with Massart Noise

Outstanding New Directions Paper Award
Uniform convergence may be unable to explain generalization in deep learning

Honorable Mention Outstanding Paper Award
Nonparametric Density Estimation & Convergence Rates for GANs under Besov IPM LossesFast and Accurate Least-Mean-Squares Solvers

Honorable Mention Outstanding New Directions Paper Award
Putting An End to End-to-End: Gradient-Isolated Learning of RepresentationsScene Representation Networks: Continuous 3D-Structure-Aware Neural Scene Representations

Test of Time Award
Dual Averaging Method for Regularized Stochastic Learning and Online Optimization

(NeurIPS 2019) / (Synced)

NeurIPS 2019 | Featured Talks
Yoshua Bengio | From System 1 Deep Learning to System 2 Deep Learning
Vivienne Sze | Efficient Processing of Deep Neural Network: from Algorithms to Hardware Architectures
Celeste Kidd | How to Know
Mohammad Emtiyaz Khan | Deep Learning with Bayesian Principles
Blaise Aguera y Arcas | Social Intelligence

(More NeurIPS 2019 talks)

NeurIPS 2019 | The Numbers
Synced takes a look at the numbers associated with NeurIPS 2019.

The NeurIPS organizing committee also announced that after a Vancouver repeat next year, NeurIPS 2021 will head down under to Sydney.


Dota 2 with Large Scale Deep Reinforcement Learning
OpenAI researchers have used the multiplayer video game Dota 2 as a research platform for general-purpose AI systems. Their Dota 2 AI, called OpenAI Five, learned by playing over 10,000 years of games against itself. It demonstrated the ability to achieve expert-level performance, learn human–AI cooperation, and operate at internet scale.
(OpenAI Paper) / (OpenAI Five 2016–2019)

Artificial Intelligence Index Report 2019
The AI Index Report tracks, collates, distills, and visualizes data relating to artificial intelligence. Its mission is to provide unbiased, rigorously-vetted data for policymakers, researchers, executives, journalists, and the general public to develop intuitions about the complex field of AI.
(Stanford HAI)

Training Agents Using Upside-Down Reinforcement LearningTraditional Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms either predict rewards with value functions or maximize them using policy search. Researchers study an alternative: Upside-Down Reinforcement Learning (Upside-Down RL or RL), that solves RL problems primarily using supervised learning techniques.

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