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- Samsung perfected its own deepfake AI
Samsung’s AI lab in Russia published a paper that explains how one can train a neural network to learn facial movements and expressions and then apply the obtained data to stills from images, videos, and even paintings.
- Machine Learning Product Management: Lessons Learned
“Machine Learning Projects are Hard: Shifting from a Deterministic Process to a Probabilistic One” Domino has some great insights!
- Introducing Translatotron: An End-to-End Speech-to-Speech Translation Model
Translatotron is the first end-to-end model that can directly translate speech from one language into speech in another language. It is also able to retain the source speaker’s voice in the translated speech.
- Do Your Data Scientists Know the ‘Why’ Behind Their Work?
What should managers do to get more from their data science programs?
- The origin story of data science
It ought to be noted, though, that while the rising popularity of big data was a factor in the rapid growth of data science, it shouldn’t be inferred that data science only applies to big data.
- Alibaba improves TaoBao e-commerce app with better recommendations
Alibaba researchers have used a Transformer-based system to more efficiently recommend goods to users of Taobao, a massive Chinese e-commerce app.
- AI doesn’t always need to be more human
AI doesn’t need to be more human to serve human needs. It’s time for companies to stop obsessing over how closely their AI approximates real people and start focusing on the real strengths that this transformative technology can bring to consumers, businesses, and society.
- Curiosity Killed the Mario
“We replicate a paper from members of OpenAI and UC Berkeley, creating agents that learn to solve many levels in this game. The central idea is to use Curiosity as a reward.”
- Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress
Amazon.com Inc said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service on Wednesday, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.
- Programatically understand Gaussian Processes
“In this notebook, we will build the intuition and learn some basics of GPs.”
- Modern SAT solvers: fast, neat and underused
“After spending ~1.5 years working with them, I have to say that modern SAT solvers are fast, neat and criminally underused by the industry.”
- PyTorch internals
This post is a long form essay version of a talk about PyTorch internals, that I gave at the PyTorch NYC meetup on May 14, 2019.