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- An Epidemic of AI Misinformation
For the most part, both media and significant fraction of researchers are satisfied with a status quo in which there is a steady stream of results that are first over-hyped, then quietly forgotten.
- Taxonomy of Real Faults in Deep Learning Systems
Check out Figure 1 — a real riot!
- Controlling Text Generation with Plug and Play Language Models
Uber proposes a method to steer text generation models.
- Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation
Researchers said the profiles, linked to the Epoch Media Group, used photos generated by artificial intelligence in a preview of an “eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation.”
- A Walk Through Latent Space: Making Art With Neural Networks
“These are not a paintings. At least not in the normal sense of the word. They are machine hallucinations, produced by a neural network that was trained on a dataset of Fauvist art.”
- Is Simulated Data the Great Equalizer in the AI race?
“We’re in the midst of a fierce race for AI domination. The big five US tech companies (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft) are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into R&D in areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, and sentiment analysis, and buying up AI tech startups at an unprecedented rate.”
- Automatically finding Codenames clues with GloVe vectors
Codenames is a Czech board game where the goal is to say a one-word clue to your teammates in order to get them to choose correctly from the words laid out on the table.
- The Liar’s Walk: Detecting Deception with Gait and Gesture
Another example of bad science…
- An investigation into smartphone tracking
The actual locations for millions of American are tracked every second.
- Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020
“I think one thing that’s been shown to be pretty effective is specialization of chips to do certain kinds of computation that you want to do that are not completely general purpose, like a general-purpose CPU. So we’ve seen a lot of benefit from more restricted computational models, like GPUs or even TPUs.”
- Introducing the AI Index 2019 Report
“We’re excited to release the AI Index 2019 Report, one of the most comprehensive studies about AI to date. Because AI touches so many aspects of society, the Index takes an interdisciplinary approach by design, analyzing and distilling patterns about AI’s broad global impact on everything from national economies to job growth, research and public perception.”
- BMW shares AI algorithms used in production, available on GitHub
The algorithms published are mainly part of various AI applications, in particular in automated image recognition and image tagging.
- Rules of Machine Learning: Best Practices for ML Engineering (PDF)
This document is intended to help those with a basic knowledge of machine learning get the benefit of best practices in machine learning.
- Google Street View image of a house predicts car accident risk of its resident
“We analyze 20,000 addresses of insurance company clients, collect a corresponding house image using Google Street View, and annotate house features such as age, type, and condition. We find that this information substantially improves car accident risk prediction compared to the state-of-the-art risk model of the insurance company and could be used for price discrimination.”
- Robots in Finance Could Wipe Out Some of Its Highest-Paying Jobs
Robots have replaced thousands of routine jobs on Wall Street. Now, they’re coming for higher-ups.
- A World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner
Global numbers to grow almost 30% as higher image quality allows better facial recognition
- AI DUNGEON 2: How we leveraged OpenAI’s cutting edge platform to create the first game that is build around you
Imagine A Game With Infinite Adventures, As Unique As Your Own Life…
- Amazon Braket – Get Started with Quantum Computing
A fully managed service that allows scientists, researchers, and developers to begin experimenting with computers from multiple quantum hardware providers in a single place.
- BERT Explained: A Complete Guide with Theory and Tutorial
Unless you have been out of touch with the Deep Learning world, chances are that you have heard about BERT — it has been the talk of the town for the last one year.