Workshop: The First Workshop on Pre-training: Perspectives, Pitfalls, and Paths Forward

Pixel-level Correspondence for Self-Supervised Learning from Video

Yash Sharma · Yi Zhu · Chris Russell · Thomas Brox


While self-supervised learning has enabled effective representation learning in the absence of labels, for vision, video remains a relatively untapped source of supervision. To address this, we propose Pixel-level Correspondence (PiCo), a method for dense contrastive learning from video. By tracking points with optical flow, we obtain a correspondence map which can be used to match local features at different points in time. We validate PiCo on standard benchmarks, outperforming self-supervised baselines on multiple dense prediction tasks, without compromising performance on image classification.

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