3D Renders of Anime Characters, Data-Based Transfer Learning, and a Reddit user got 9 job offers!

Your Daily AI Research tl;dr — 2022–07–15 🧠

Louis-François Bouchard


Welcome to your official daily AI research tl;dr (often with code and news) for AI enthusiasts where I share the most exciting papers I find daily, along with a one-liner summary to help you quickly determine if the article (and code) is worth investigating. I will also take this opportunity to share daily exciting news in the field.

Let’s get started with this iteration!

1️⃣ Collaborative Neural Rendering using Anime Character Sheets

This new method (Collaborative Neural Rendering (CoNR)) creates new images from a few arbitrarily posed reference images available in character sheets for anime characters.

Link to the paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2207.05378.pdf

Code: https://github.com/megvii-research/CONR

2️⃣ A Data-Based Perspective on Transfer Learning

A framework for probing the source dataset’s impact on downstream performance: pinpointing transfer learning brittleness as well as detecting pathologies such as data-leakage and the presence of misleading examples in the source dataset.

Link to the paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2207.05739.pdf

Code: https://github.com/MadryLab/data-transfer

🆕 “I posted my project on Reddit and received 9 job offers”!

A Reddit user shared his project and received 9 official job offers. The moral of this story is? Work on personal projects and share them online! That’s the best way to learn and improve your portfolio!

The Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/cscareerquestions/comments/vxd8zs/i_posted_my_project_on_reddit_and_received_9_job/?utm_source=tldrnewsletter

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Louis-François Bouchard

I try to make Artificial Intelligence accessible to everyone. Ex-PhD student, AI Research Scientist, and YouTube (What’s AI). https://www.louisbouchard.ai/