From 3rd to 8th of December 2018, the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Canada hosted "NeurIPS 2018", one of the world's most important events in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As part of the conference a workshop titled "Compact Deep Neural Network Representation with Industrial Applications (CDNNRIA)" was co-organized by the Institute DIGITAL. The workshop assembled more than 200 participants from academia and industry working on techniques and applications of efficient neural network imaging. The focus of the discussions was on finding consensus in this rapidly developing field and on establishing a better interaction between machine learning researchers and industry experts.
Among the new topics discussed by international experts was the closer integration between neural network optimization and target hardware, the question of pruning existing networks vs. training compacter networks from scratch, and the necessity for benchmarking of network compression methods. In order to follow up these topics, workshops at ICML and "NeurIPS 2019" are planned.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL as co-organizer is very pleased that the event has brought together key participants from industry and academia, leading to interesting insights and discussions.