Next TALC Seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 21, at 2pm in room A008.
Emmanuel Dupoux (EHESS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique) will give a talk entitled “Towards developmental AI”.
Even though current machine learning techniques yield systems that achieve parity with humans on several high level tasks, the learning algorithms themselves are orders of magnitude less data efficient than those used by humans, as evidenced by the speed and resilience with which infants learn language and common sense. I review some of our recent attempts to reverse engineer such abilities in the area of unsupervised or weakly supervised learning of speech representations and speech terms, and the learning the laws of intuitive physics by observation of videos. I argue that a triple effort in data collection, algorithm development and fine grained human/machine comparisons is needed to uncover these developmental algorithms.