Arthur Szlam

Arthur Szlam, prior to joining Facebook, was an assistant professor at CCNY in the Department of Math. Arthur did his PhD under R. Coifman at Yale.

Arthur's Publications

November 01, 2019

RESEARCH

Learning to Speak and Act in a Fantasy Text Adventure Game

We introduce a large-scale crowdsourced text adventure game as a research platform for studying grounded dialogue. In it, agents can perceive, emote, and act whilst conducting dialogue with other agents. Models and humans can both act as characters within the game. We describe the results of training state-of-the-art generative and retrieval models…

Jack Urbanek, Angela Fan, Siddharth Karamcheti, Saachi Jain, Samuel Humeau, Emily Dinan, Tim Rocktäschel, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston

November 01, 2019

October 27, 2019

RESEARCH

Order-Aware Generative Modeling Using the 3D-Craft Dataset

Research on 2D and 3D generative models typically focuses on the final artifact being created, e.g., an image or a 3D structure. Unlike 2D image generation, the generation of 3D objects in the real world is commonly constrained by the process and order in which the object is constructed. For instance, gravity needs to be taken into account when…

Zhuoyuan Chen, Demi Guo, Tong Xiao, Saining Xie, Xinlei Chen, Haonan Yu, Jonathan Gray, Kavya Srinet, Haoqi Fan, Jerry Ma, Charles R. Qi, Shubham Tulsiani, Arthur Szlam, Larry Zitnick

October 27, 2019

July 18, 2019

RESEARCH

Why Build an Assistant in Minecraft?

In this document we describe a rationale for a research program aimed at building an open “assistant” in the game Minecraft, in order to make progress on the problems of natural language understanding and learning from dialogue.

Arthur Szlam, Jonathan Gray, Kavya Srinet, Yacine Jernite, Armand Joulin, Gabriel Synnaeve, Douwe Kiela, Haonan Yu, Zhuoyuan Chen, Siddharth Goyal, Demi Guo, Danielle Rothermel, Larry Zitnick, Jason Weston

July 18, 2019