Visualizing & Understanding Recurrent Neural Networks with Andrej Karpathy, OpenAI

Andrej Karpathy is a Research Scientist working on deep learning, generative models and reinforcement learning at OpenAI. He studied at Stanford University, focusing on deep learning and its applications in computer vision and natural language processing (NLP). In particular, his more recent work focused on image captioning, recurrent neural network language models and reinforcement learning. 

His work and personal expertise has received a lot of media attention, including features in WiredThe EconomistPopular Mechanics and Bloomberg, to name a few. In particular, a fun project he created that uses convolutional neural networks to distinguish what makes a "good" selfie was picked up worldwide, causing discussion on AI, computer science and neural networks to appear everywhere from Elle to NBC News.

At the 2016 RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit in San Francisco, Andrej held a presentation on 'Recurrent Network Language Models for Dense Image Captioning'. View his presentation and slides in the video below.

Recurrent Network Language Models for Dense Image Captioning

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), and specifically a variant with Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), are enjoying renewed interest as a result of successful applications in a wide range of machine learning problems that involve sequential data. However, while LSTMs provide exceptional results in practice, the source of their performance and their limitations remain rather poorly understood.

Using character-level language models as an interpretable testbed, we aim to bridge this gap by providing a comprehensive analysis of their representations, predictions and error types. In particular, our experiments reveal the existence of interpretable cells that keep track of long-range dependencies such as line lengths, quotes and brackets. Moreover, an extensive analysis with finite horizon n-gram models suggest that these dependencies are actively discovered and utilized by the networks. Finally, we provide detailed error analysis that suggests areas for further study. 

Watch more video presentations on the RE•WORK video hub and our YouTube channel.

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