SIGGRAPH 2018 is just around the corner. Starting on Sunday August 12th in Vancouver, British Columbia and ending Thursday August 16th it’s looking like this is going to be a bumper year for presentations which cover applications of deep learning and demonstrate some truly stunning results. The full schedule is here, yet you can see…Read More

Production Deployment

You’ve carefully formulated and specified a target problem, collected and processed training data, picked a familiar framework (or learned a new one) and through a process of research, intuition, and luck chosen an initial network architecture to represent your problem. You’ve methodically run experiments and tuned hyperparameters, getting side-tracked along the way to write tools…Read More


The visual effects industry is no stranger to disruption. It has been shown to be both remarkably resilient yet also occasionally fragile at the same time. There are a handful of large, successful companies which have been in existence for decades, yet others have failed to endure through more challenging times. Some have grown rapidly…Read More

Machine Learning Labs

Machine learning in practice can be an arduous task. Managing multiple iterations of code, processing input data, feature engineering, training models, visualizing and tabulating results, performing analysis, and using experience to draw conclusions and adapt the system in a way which might yield improved results. In many cases you feel like you have more promising…Read More

Foundry dips their toe

Here’s a recent announcement from Foundry: Deep learning: the new frontier in visual effects production Artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies are disrupting our world in unprecedented ways. From transport and infrastructure, to marketing and fintech; self-learning machines are increasingly being deployed to challenge the status quo. Deep learning enables systems to learn and…Read More