Population Health Modeling

In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has besieged humanity and now the world wrestles to manage the population health challenges of a novel coronavirus with remarkable infectivity. Organizing an effective response to blunt the impact of such a large, complex challenge demands a principled and scientific approach. Better Planning by Forecasting Infections Reliable forecasting is crucial for planning and allocating limited resources efficiently and minimizing casualties. A most important characteristic of an infective virus is its average rate of reproduction or $R_0$....

 · 6 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Deepfake Detection: Challenge Accepted

Advances in methods to generate photorealistic but synthetic images have prompted concerns about abusing the technology to spread misinformation. In response, major tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft partnered to sponsor a contest hosted by Kaggle to mobilize machine learning talent to tackle the challenge. With $1 million in prizes and nearly half a terabyte of samples to train on, this contest requires the development of models that can be deployed to combat deepfakes....

 · 2 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Protecting Privacy With Computer Vision

Check out and contribute to our collection of data privacy resources! AI researchers developed models to identify image pixels featuring people. We apply this to promote privacy by helping you redact personally identifiable info in images. This demo is powered by Tensorflow.js! Drop an image and retrieve the redacted output without ever sending data over the internet. Click on your redacted image when it’s done to save. Consider another use case of delivery robots roaming the streets....

 · 1 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Everybody Dance Faster

Check out the repo and the video! “Everybody Dance Now” offers a sensational demonstration in combining image-to-image translation with pose estimation to produce photo-realistic ‘do-as-i-do’ motion transfer. Researchers used roughly 20 mins of video shot at 120 fps of a subject moving through a normal range of body motion. It is also important for source and target videos to be taken from similar perspectives. Generally, this is a fixed camera angle at a third person perspective with the subject’s body occupying most of the image....

 · 7 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Google Coral Dev Board Unboxing

Check out our repo for resources on hacking the Coral EdgeTPU dev board! Earlier this year, Google released their Coral edgeTPU dev board! We were excited to get our hands on one and explore an embedded platform specifically designed for deep learning applications. The Setup Getting the dev board up and running wasn’t too complicated. It was somewhat different than setting up a pi with a raspbian image on a microSD card....

 · 6 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin