By: Kyle Wiggers
Facebook today announced that it developed an algorithm in collaboration with Inria called DINO that enables the training of transformers, a type of machine learning model, without labeled training data. The company claims it sets a new state-of-the-art among unlabeled data training methods and leads to a model that can discover and segment objects in an image or video without a specific objective.
Segmenting objects is used in tasks ranging from swapping out the background of a video chat to teaching robots that navigate through a factory. But it’s considered among the hardest challenges in computer vision because it requires an AI to understand what’s in an image…read more.