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Lunch & Learn: IEEE Smart Village

Lunch & Learn: IEEE Smart Village 150 150 ieeeeduweek

The IEEE Smart Village (ISV) Mission is to integrate sustainable electricity, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial solutions to empower off-grid communities.  IEEE Smart Village’s Vision is a world where all people enjoy equal access to electricity and education to grow opportunities and leverage change for themselves and others.  

The presentation will discuss the ISV program and how we meet our mission and vision statements. 

Sustainable Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars

Sustainable Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars 150 150 ieeeeduweek

At the heart of modern self-driving cars is a complex artificial intelligence system consisting of deep neural networks that perform billions of computations per second to process input images and other sensory data to help the vehicle understand the surrounding environment and make the right control decision. Many state-of-the-art deep neural networks can easily outperform human in many recognition tasks. However, their high performance usually comes at a cost: prohibitive computational complexity. This will translate to expensive hardware and high energy consumption which is not environmentally sustainable. Current research is focusing on developing new architectures that achieve similar level of performance whilst having much less computational cost and model complexity. In this seminar, Dr Pham will explain several important deep learning technologies that underpin successful designs to address the challenge and illustrate how they can be used to develop advanced “green” semantic segmentation models. It is expected that the audience will be able to apply key ideas in this talk to solve their problems in computer vision and related domain in a more environmentally sustainable way.