Machine Learning Meetup
This weekly seminar series, hosted by the computer vision research team at FeatureX, is open to students and professionals who share an interest in gathering with like-minded machine learning researchers. This series focuses on current and influential papers in machine learning, and brings active participants together around one relevant paper each week. The presenter will introduce the background of the paper and review the findings. Attendees are expected to have read the paper and be ready to participate in group discussions about the research content and its implications.
Space is limited and RSVP’s are mandatory for this event. Please email Emily Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. If your plans change, please update us so we can offer space to someone else.
Paper Title and Link: Glow: Generative Flow with Invertible 1x1 Convolutions by Diederik P. Kingma, Prafulla Dhariwal
Abstract: Flow-based generative models (Dinh et al., 2014) are conceptually attractive due to tractability of the exact log-likelihood, tractability of exact latent-variable inference, and parallelizability of both training and synthesis. In this paper we propose <i>Glow</i>, a simple type of generative flow using an invertible 1x1 convolution. Using our method we demonstrate a significant improvement in log-likelihood on standard benchmarks. Perhaps most strikingly, we demonstrate that a generative model optimized towards the plain log-likelihood objective is capable of efficient realistic-looking synthesis and manipulation of large images.