The year 2020 has presented many challenges, but it did not stop new AI research breakthroughs from the global community. Here is a list of 10 best papers and their presentations from this year’s top AI conferences across machine learning, computer vision, NLP, robotics, and more.

The pandemic in 2020 has caused all major AI conferences to go virtual and thus made the latest research discussions much more accessible to the global community. Here, we put together a list of 10 notable AI papers from this year’s top conferences and publications, covering new research in computer vision, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, recommendation systems, robotics, and more. For each paper, we provide a short summary and link to the original conference talk or explanatory video for a quick grasp of the research highlights.

1. Unsupervised Learning of Probably Symmetric Deformable 3D Objects from Images in the Wild

Award: CVPR 2020 Best Paper

Authors: Shangzhe Wu, Christian Rupprecht, Andrea Vedaldi (University…


There has been a growing demand for product managers across tech industries as innovative technologies develop and mature over the past few years. The number of product management job posts increased by 32% between 2017 and 2019 in the U.S., according to a recent study. The product manager (PM) primarily works as a mini-CEO to a product by focusing on its strategy, execution, and market acceptance. A successful tech product manager not only needs to bring a deep understanding of the industry and technology but also has the ability to foster unified, cross-functional team dynamics.

The talent gap for product…


Julian Ma, CEO of Inceptio Technology @ Robin.ly AI Talk

Julian Ma, CEO of Inceptio Technology and President of G7 Networks, met with Robin.ly to discuss the commercialization of autonomous driving from a logistics perspective. Julian has had an esteemed career in business, previously working as a Corporate Vice President for the Chinese internet service Tencent, as well as being the Head of Communications at A.T. Kearney.

Inceptio is focused on using autonomous driving vehicles to solve logistics problems from a B2B perspective; making it a logistics-as-a-service (LaaS) company. The company is in the process of building and maintaining self-driving trucks. …


Paul Dawes, CEO of Mode.net @ Robin.ly Leadership Talk

Paul Dawes, CEO of Mode.net, met with Robin.ly to discuss the role of engineers within tech startups, as well as to explain the importance of critical thinking and decision making within a company.

Mode.net is a service which provides cloud-based end-to-end connectivity allowing businesses to stay running regardless of the circumstances. Paul has studied mechanical engineering at both MIT and Stanford; additionally, he was the CEO of iControl Networks before it was acquired by Comcast in 2017.


Weiluo, COO of DeepMap @ Robin.ly Interview

Dr. Wei Luo, Chief Operating Officer of DeepMap recently explained the importance of her role within the realm of HD mapping for autonomous driving. DeepMap builds accurate, safe, and maintainable maps for autonomous vehicles, allowing them to seamlessly integrate into society.

Before working for DeepMap, Wei Luo spent nine years working at Google, focusing specifically on Google Maps, Google Earth, and other such AI-based mapping tools. She gained her Ph.D. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from UC Berkeley; she is well-versed in understanding how to electronically measure and map complex landscapes.

What does a COO do, and why are they so important?

Understanding what a COO does is…


Brian Frank, former Vice President of Global Sales Operations at LinkedIn, shared his personal experience and leadership lessons with Robin.ly.

Brian Frank @ Robin.ly Interview

Brian has 20+ years of experience in the business sector, helping numerous companies grow to significant lengths. He is most well-known for his achievement of helping LinkedIn grow from $75 million to over $3.5 billion in the space of ten years. Brian is initially trained as a lawyer, but when he noticed the exciting opportunities happening in Silicon Valley he shifted his career towards them.


Sam Liang, the CEO and Founder of the voice and speech recognition startup, Otter.ai met with Robin.ly to discuss some of the pressing topics on artificial intelligence applications and his passions as a successful entrepreneur. Sam has been an important figure in the world of tech for some years now, being a prominent team member of Google’s Map Location Service, working with Steve Jobs, and even having one of his previous projects acquired by the e-commerce giant, Alibaba.

His latest endeavor, Otter.ai is a startup which provides natural language processing (NLP) tools to the end user. It can detect who…


Sam Liang, the CEO and Founder of the voice and speech recognition startup, Otter.ai met with Robin.ly to discuss some of the pressing topics on artificial intelligence applications and his passions as a successful entrepreneur. Sam has been an important figure in the world of tech for some years now, being a prominent team member of Google’s Map Location Service, working with Steve Jobs, and even having one of his previous projects acquired by the e-commerce giant, Alibaba.

His latest endeavor, Otter.ai is a startup which provides natural language processing (NLP) tools to the end user. It can detect who…

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