Towards Affective Vision and Language

  • Kilichbek Haydarov (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Creator)



Developing intelligent systems that can recognize and express human affects is essential to bridge the gap between human and artificial intelligence. This thesis explores the creative and emotional frontiers of artificial intelligence. Specifically, in this thesis, we investigate the relation between the affective impact of visual stimuli and natural language by collecting and analyzing a new dataset called ArtEmis. Furthermore, capitalizing on this dataset, we demonstrate affective AI models that can emotionally talk about artwork and generate them given their affective descriptions. In text-to-image generation task, we present HyperCGAN: a conceptually simple and general approach for text-to-image synthesis that uses hypernetworks to condition a GAN model on text. In our setting, the generator and the discriminator weights are controlled by their corresponding hypernetworks, which modulate weight parameters based on the provided text query. We explore different mechanisms to modulate the layers depending on the underlying architecture of a target network and the structure of the conditioning variable.
Date made available2021
PublisherKAUST Research Repository

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