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- The Economics of AI Today
Every day we hear claims that Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are about to transform the economy, creating mass unemployment and vast monopolies. But what do professional economists think about this?
- The AI delusion: why humans trump machines
Artificial intelligence may never match the brain
- Manifold: A Model-Agnostic Visual Debugging Tool for Machine Learning at Uber
The Github repository can be found here: https://github.com/uber/manifold
- Open-source library provides explanation for machine learning through diverse counterfactuals
“We have released an open-source library called Diverse Counterfactual Explanations (DiCE) that implements our methods and provides a framework for testing other counterfactual explanation methods.”
- Using ‘radioactive data’ to detect if a data set was used for training
“We have developed a new technique to mark the images in a data set so that researchers can determine whether a particular machine learning model has been trained using those images.”
- AI thinks like a corporation—and that’s worrying
Artificial intelligence was born of organisational decision-making and state power; it needs human ethics, says Jonnie Penn of the University of Cambridge
- OpenAI → PyTorch
“We are standardizing OpenAI’s deep learning framework on PyTorch. In the past, we implemented projects in many frameworks depending on their relative strengths. We’ve now chosen to standardize to make it easier for our team to create and share optimized implementations of our models.”
- Tesla releases a video of their self-driving overlay
- Column: Is a supermarket discount coupon worth giving away your privacy?
“The form is eye-opening, to say the least, in laying out the extensive efforts Ralphs says it could take to learn about customers’ lives beyond the supermarket, including your job, your education, your health and your insurance coverage.”
- Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot
Today defence contractors around the world are competing to introduce small unmanned tracked vehicles into military service.
- Variations on Symmetric Nearest Neighbour smoothing
“An improvement over the kuwahara filter is the symmetric nearest neighbour filter that compares symmetric pairs/quadruples of pixels with the center pixel and only takes into account the one from this set which is closest in value to the center pixel.”
- This person does not exist
Interesting discussion going on at this Hacker News thread.
- Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time
A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine.
- What to do when you don’t trust your data anymore?
“Knowing that our data were no longer trustworthy was a very difficult decision to reach, but it’s critical that we can stand behind the results of all our papers. I no longer stand behind the results of these three papers.”
- What’s new in pandas 1.0
Including an experimental NA scalar, finally
- Google Maps Hacks
Fooling smart apps with a tray of smartphones.
- Apache Iceberg is an open table format for huge analytic datasets
Iceberg adds tables to Presto and Spark that use a high-performance format that works just like a SQL table.