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Paper Reading: An Image is Worth 16x16 Words

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Paper Reading: An Image is Worth 16x16 Words event
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While the transformer architecture was originally introduced for natural language processing, this seminal paper showed how it can be successfully applied for large-scale computer vision problems. Published by Google Research at ICLR 2021, it has been cited over 28,000 times, and has been used as the backbone of several foundational models.

What's in store?

This session is open to all software engineers and welcomes participants with little prior background in the topic. Join us for an accessible introduction to vision transformers.

  • Brief intro to transformers
  • Vision Transformer (ViT) architecture for Image recognition at scale
  • Applications beyond classification

Link to paper: https://iclr.cc/virtual/2021/oral/3458

Your host:

Hemang Chawla is an applied scientist in computer vision focusing on anti-counterfeiting at Scantrust. He has previous worked in the domains of robotics and mapping for ADAS, and has published several papers at top conferences such as ICRA, IROS, and WACV.

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