[D] AMA: I’m Dr. Genevieve Patterson – cofounder and Chief Scientist at TRASH, a new app that uses computer vision and computational photography to intelligently edit together and set to music any videos you upload. Ask me anything!
My name is Genevieve Patterson – I’m the Chief Scientist at TRASH, and a PhD in Computer Vision. I’ve been working on our AI, Otto, for over a year now, and it’s getting smarter with every release – here is a blog post about our latest version, and how it collaborates with user inputs. Otto is powered by supervised and unsupervised video attention, our internal active learning labeled social media video dataset, attribute and action recognition in video, custom multi-media embedding spaces, set-to-sequence conditional generator networks, and a suite of video retargeting techniques recently popularized in the computational video manipulation community. Otto trained in PyTorch and deployed on iOS using Core ML.
My work is about creating dialog between AI and people. An initial description of Otto was accepted to the ICLR 2019 Debugging Machine Learning Workshop — “Building Models for Mobile Video Understanding”. Besides working at TRASH, I recently collaborated on a human + ML humor project, “Humor in Word Embeddings: Cockamamie Gobbledegook for Nincompoops,” ICML 2019. Please feel free to ask about anything I’ve worked on before (Google Scholar page).
Before TRASH, I was Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I received my PhD from Brown University in 2016. I’ve published at and still review for CVPR, ICCV/ECCV, NeurIPS, CHI, HCOMP, and other CV and ML venues.
I would be more than happy to answer any questions about CV and ML, computational photography, the TRASH app, how to finish a PhD, publishing in these fields, or anything about my own path.
Opening this thread for your questions now, and will be here through Friday, September 27th answering them.
Thanks, and I look forward to your questions!