Pierre-Luc Bacon

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We report a case of quinine overdose in a 47-year-old man who presented with blindness. Fundus photography demonstrates the acute and subsequent retinal changes, and his visual recovery to normal acuity with visual field constriction is documented. Pupillary and electrodiagnostic findings are recorded. Stellate ganglion block has been widely advocated as a(More)
Deep learning has become the state-of-art tool in many applications, but the evaluation and training of deep models can be time-consuming and computationally expensive. The conditional computation approach has been proposed to tackle this problem (Bengio et al., 2013; Davis & Arel, 2013). It operates by selectively activating only parts of the network at a(More)
Deep learning has become the state-of-art tool in many applications, but the evaluation and training of such models is very time-consuming and expensive. Dropout has been used in order to make the computations sparse (by not involving all units), as well as to regularize the models. In typical dropout, nodes are dropped uniformly at random. Our goal is to(More)
A cross-sectional study is reported in which 53 patients with Holmes-Adie syndrome have been subjected to a battery of tests of autonomic nervous function referable to the cardiovascular system, to two objective tests of sweating function, and to subjective assessment of sweating by application of quinizarin powder followed by body heating. The majority of(More)
We consider the problem of learning and planning in Markov decision processes with temporally extended actions represented in the options framework. We propose to use predictions about the duration of extended actions to represent the state and show that this leads to a compact pre-dictive state representation model independent of the set of primitive(More)
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