PyTorch is a project written in a combination of Python, C++, and CUDA which was mainly developed in Facebook’s AI research lab.

It has shared a repository with deep learning framework Caffe2 since 2018 and is one of the main competitors to Google’s TensorFlow.

Here’s a write up of a recent update that adds distributed model parallel training.

In PyTorch 1.4, distributed model parallel training has been added to accommodate the growing scale and complexity of modern models. In the case of Facebook’s RoBERTa method, the amount of parameters to take into account can be up in the billions, which not all machines can handle.

Siraj Raval gets back to inspiring people to get into AI and pokes fun at himself.

Almost exactly 4 years ago I decided to dedicate my life to helping educate the world on Artificial Intelligence. There were hardly any resources designed for absolute beginners and the field was dominated by PhDs. In 2020, thanks to the extraordinary contributions of everyone in this community, all that has changed. It’s easier than ever before to enter into this field, even without an IT background. We’ve seen brave entrepreneurs figure out how to deploy this technology to save lives (medical imaging, automated diagnosis) and accelerate Science (AlphaFold). We’ve seen algorithmic advances (deepfakes) and ethical controversies (automated surveillance) that shocked the world. The AI field is now a global, cross-cultural movement that’s not limited to academics alone. And that’s something all of us should be proud of, we’re all apart of this. I’ve packed a lot into this episode! I’ll give my annual lists of the best ML language and libraries to learn this year, how to learn ML in 2020, as well as 8 predictions about where this field is headed. I had a lot of fun making this, so I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s an interesting (and cool) use of AI on drones.

Next-generation vehicles such as drones have a hard time landing. Drone controllers usually bring the drone near the ground and then drop it. How low the drone can be brought down depends on the aerodynamics of the drone and other reactions from the ground. Since drones of the future […]

Siraj Raval just posted this video on defending AI against adversarial attacks

Machine Learning technology isn’t perfect, it’s vulnerable to many different types of attacks! In this episode, I’ll explain 2 common types of attacks and 2 common types of defenses using various code demos from across the Web. There’s some really dope mathematics involved with adversarial attacks, and it was a lot of fun reading about the ‘cat and mouse’ game between new attack techniques, followed by new defense techniques. I encourage anyone new to the field who finds this stuff interesting to learn more about it. I definitely plan to. Let’s look into some math, code, and examples. Enjoy!

Slideshow for this video:
https://colab.research.google.com/drive/19N9VWTukXTPUj9eukeie55XIu3HKR5TT

Demo project:
https://github.com/jaxball/advis.js

 

Here’s an in-depth look at doing Natural Language Processing in the three top frameworks: TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras.

Before beginning a feature comparison between TensorFlow vs PyTorch vs Keras, let’s cover some soft, non-competitive differences between them. Non-competitive facts Below we present some differences between the three that should serve as an introduction to TensorFlow vs PyTorch vs Keras. These differences aren’t written in the spirit of […]