Compound Word Transformer: Generate Pop Piano Music of Full-Song Length

Over the past months, we attempted to let transformer models learn to generate full-song music, and here is our first attempt towards that, the Compound Word Transformer. A  paper describing this work is going to be published as a full paper at AAAI 2021, the premier conference in the field of artificial intelligence. You can […]

Label360: An Annotation Interface for Labeling Instance-Aware Semantic Labels on Panoramic Full Images

We developed an annotation tool—Label360 to solve the distortion and instance matching issues across different viewing aspects in
spherical image annotations. A post-processing algorithm was introduced to generate distortion-free annotations on equirectangular

DockCoV2: a drug database against SARS-CoV-2

The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis. From December 2019 to September 2020, SARS-CoV-2 has infected over 32 million people, and caused more than one million deaths worldwide. To fight the novel coronavirus, one of the best-known ways is to block enzymes essential for virus entry or replication. The Genomics […]

Guitar Transformer and Jazz Transformer

At the Yating Music Team of the Taiwan AI Labs, we are developing new music composing AI models extending from our previous Pop Music Transformer model (see the previous blog).  In October 2020, we are going to present two full papers documenting some of our latest result at the International Society for Music Information Retrieval […]

Ensure High Availability for Services: Endpoint Monitoring with AWS

HA and Monitoring Availability is a quality attribute that, in general, refers to the degree to which a system is in an operable state. High availability then describes the set up of infrastructure that prevents a single point of failure and decreases service downtime. In Taiwan AILabs, the Engine team focuses on assuring not only […]

Harmonia: an Open-source Federated Learning Framework

Federated learning is a machine learning method that enables multiple parties (e.g., mobile devices or organization) to collaboratively train a model orchestrated by a trustable central server while keeping data locally. It has gained a lot of attention recently due to the increasing awareness of data privacy. In Taiwan AI Labs, we started an open […]

Missing facts and source classifier of daily news

With the development of the Internet, it is convenient that one can get news from network rapidly. Nonetheless, it is also dangerous since a person might have a preference for a specific news medium over others, and the news medium may have its position to report news while missing some facts that they do not want people to know. For the purpose, we propose a system to detect missing facts from a news report.

Pop Music Transformer: Beat-based Modeling and Generation of Expressive Pop Piano Compositions

Paper (ACM Multimedia 2020): (pre-print) Code (GitHub):   We’ve developed Pop Music Transformer, a deep learning model that can generate pieces of expressive Pop piano music of several minutes.  Unlike existing models for music composition, our model learns to compose music over a metrical structure defined in terms of bars, beats, and sub-beats.  […]

The World’s First 360° AI Aerial Transportation Management

FREEWAY FILMA documentary highlighting locations along Highway No. 61, expected to be completed by the end of next year, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to  create the rest of the footage in Chi Po-Lin’s style. Date: October 28, 2019 Taiwan AI Labs and the Directorate-General of Highways are to release a short film highlighting popular spots and […]

Telling Something from Your Face: Age, Beauty, and Anti-Spoofing

Figure 1. Demonstration of the facial age, beauty, pose estimation. In the last few decades, facial analysis has been thoroughly explored due to its huge commercial potential. For example, learning the semantic meaning of a human face can help us to target potential customers more easily and more efficient. While face recognition is a well-established […]