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Connecting the Dots Between MLE and RL for Sequence Generation

Crossposted on the Texar blog. Sequence generation is a ubiquitous problem in many applications, such as machine translation, text summarization, image captioning, and so forth. Recently, we...

Introduction to Interpretable Machine Learning

By Seojin Bang We have witnessed the rise of sophisticated, autonomous task-performing systems such as self-driving cars, product recommendations, language translators, and targeted...

Petuum’s Pengtao Xie Named a Pittsburgh 2018 Innovator — Congratulations, Pengtao!

Our Senior Director of Data Solutions and Service, Pengtao Xie, has been selected as a winner of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Innovator Awards 2018! We are proud to share the news and...

Petuum at the WEF Annual Meeting of New Champions

By Eric Xing, CEO, Founder, and Chief Scientist at Petuum It was an honor to represent Petuum, a 2018 Technology Pioneer, at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in...

8 Petuum Papers Accepted to NeurIPS 2018

We are happy to share the news that eight papers with Petuum authors have been accepted to NeurIPS 2018, the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, and will be presented at...

Introducing Texar: A Modularized, Versatile, and Extensible Toolkit for Text Generation and Beyond

Crossposted on the Texar blog. We are excited to introduce Texar, an open-source, general-purpose toolkit that supports a broad set of machine learning applications with a focus on text...

Deep Learning for Breast Cancer Identification from Histopathological Images

Illustration by Giovanna Bologna. By Zeya Wang, Nanqing Dong, Wei Dai, Sean D’Rosario, Eric P. Xing Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death by cancer for women. Early detection...

What Is “Industrialized” AI and Why Is It Important?

By Qirong Ho, CTO and co-founder of Petuum I recently had the opportunity to participate in a fireside chat session at Forrester’s New Tech & Innovation 2018 forum with J.P. Gownder, a vice...