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When pigs fly: teaching machines about context and visual common sense

Presentation by Mengmi Zhang at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2021.

Context is fundamental to biological and computer vision. In this work, the authors introduce a new out-of-context dataset (OCD) with fine-grained control over scene context. This dataset is evaluated through psychophysics experiments in humans and also through state-of-the-art computer vision architectures. The authors also introduce a new context-aware recognition transformer model (CRTNet) to reason about context in visual scenes.

See paper by Bomatter et al ICCV 2021

See also work on contextual reasoning by Zhang et al CVPR 2020

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Reach Out Semi-Finals

Early career researchers from around the country will be competing to see who can tell the best science story in just 3 minutes!

Dr. Mengmi Zhang will be competing against other semi-finalists on April 20th. Good luck Mengmi!