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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Modeling the Visual Intelligence of Dogs

Quite a remarkable claim.   Can many visuals replace the ability to query a system about about what it knows.  Could this work with humans, entities like firms and their data?  Examining.

Via the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI.  Who used neural networks to understand the behavior of dogs.   And suggest that animals provide data to train AI systems, including robotics.  What other visual agents?  And how accurate is the model?  Examining.

Who Let The Dogs Out? Modeling Dog Behavior From Visual   in arXIV
Kiana Ehsani, Hessam Bagherinezhad, Joseph Redmon, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Ali Farhadi

We introduce the task of directly modeling a visually intelligent agent. Computer vision typically focuses on solving various subtasks related to visual intelligence. We depart from this standard approach to computer vision; instead we directly model a visually intelligent agent. Our model takes visual information as input and directly predicts the actions of the agent. Toward this end we introduce DECADE, a large-scale dataset of ego-centric videos from a dog's perspective as well as her corresponding movements. Using this data we model how the dog acts and how the dog plans her movements. We show under a variety of metrics that given just visual input we can successfully model this intelligent agent in many situations. Moreover, the representation learned by our model encodes distinct information compared to representations trained on image classification, and our learned representation can generalize to other domains. In particular, we show strong results on the task of walkable surface estimation by using this dog modeling task as representation learning. ..."

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