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Question Answering in Realistic Visual Environments: Challenges and Approaches

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The Embodied Question Answering (EQA) and Interactive Question Answering (IQA) tasks were recently introduced as a means to study the capabilities of agents in rich, realistic 3D environments, requiring both navigation and reasoning to achieve success. Each of these skills typically needs a different approach, which should nevertheless be smoothly integrated with the rest of the system leveraged by the agent. However, initial approaches either suffer from potentially weaker performance than when using a language-only model or are preceded by additional hand-engineered steps. This talk will provide an overview of the existing work on this thread and describe in more detail our recent study (which I started while being a research intern at Mila last summer) published at BMVC 2019 and to be presented as a spotlight talk at the ViGIL NeurIPS 2019 workshop, VideoNavQA: Bridging the Gap between Visual and Embodied Question Answering. Slides are available here.

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