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Improving the Accuracy of Genomic Analysis with DeepVariant 1.0

Posted by Andrew Carroll, Product Lead, and Pi-Chuan Chang, Technical Lead, Google Health Sequencing genomes involves sampling short pieces of the DNA from the ~6 billion pairs of nucleobases — i.e., adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C) — we inherit from our parents. Genome sequencing is enabled by two key technologies: DNA sequencers...

Improving Sparse Training with RigL

Posted by Utku Evci and Pablo Samuel Castro, Research Engineers, Google Research, Montreal Modern deep neural network architectures are often highly redundant [1, 2, 3], making it possible to remove a significant fraction of connections without harming performance. The sparse neural networks that result have been shown to be more parameter and compute...

Imitation Learning in the Low-Data Regime

Posted by Robert Dadashi, Research Software Engineer, and Léonard Hussenot, Student Researcher, Google Research Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a paradigm for using trial-and-error to train agents to sequentially make decisions in complex environments, which has had great success in a number of domains, including games, robotics manipulation and chip...

The Technology Behind our Recent Improvements in Flood Forecasting

Posted by Sella Nevo, Senior Software Engineer, Google Research, Tel Aviv Flooding is the most common natural disaster on the planet, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe and causing around $10 billion in damages each year. Building on our work in previous years, earlier this week we announced some of our recent efforts...

KeyPose: Estimating the 3D Pose of Transparent Objects from Stereo

Posted by Kurt Konolige, Software Engineer, Robotics at Google Estimating the position and orientation of 3D objects is one of the core problems in computer vision applications that involve object-level perception, such as augmented reality and robotic manipulation. In these applications, it is important to know the 3D position of objects in the world,...

Using Machine Learning to Detect Deficient Coverage in Colonoscopy Screenings

Posted by Daniel Freedman and Ehud Rivlin, Research Scientists, Google Health Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a global health problem and the second deadliest cancer in the United States, resulting in an estimated 900K deaths per year. While deadly, CRC can be prevented by removing small precancerous lesions in the colon, called polyps, before they become...

Scaling Up Fundamental Quantum Chemistry Simulations on Quantum Hardware

Posted by Nicholas Rubin and Charles Neill, Research Scientists, Google AI Quantum Accurate computational prediction of chemical processes from the quantum mechanical laws that govern them is a tool that can unlock new frontiers in chemistry, improving a wide variety of industries. Unfortunately, the exact solution of quantum chemical equations for...

Axial-DeepLab: Long-Range Modeling in All Layers for Panoptic Segmentation

Posted by Huiyu Wang, Student Researcher, and Yukun Zhu, Software Engineer, Google Research The success of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) mainly comes from two properties of convolution: translation equivariance and locality. Translation equivariance, although not exact, ensures that the model functions well for objects at different positions...

An Analysis of Online Datasets Using Dataset Search (Published, in Part, as a Dataset)

Posted by Natasha Noy, Research Scientist, and Omar Benjelloun, Software Engineer, Google Research There are tens of millions of datasets on the web, with content ranging from sensor data and government records, to results of scientific experiments and business reports. Indeed, there are datasets for almost anything one can imagine, be it diets of emperor...

Google at ECCV 2020

Posted by Melody Pound and Lauren Jones This week, the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV2020) begins, a premier forum for the dissemination of research in computer vision and related fields. Being held virtually for the first time this year, Google is proud to be an ECCV2020 Platinum Partner and is excited to share our research with...

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