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- Monitoring Machine Learning Models in Production
Once you have deployed your machine learning model to production it rapidly becomes apparent that the work is not over.
- Why We Need DevOps for ML Data
Getting machine learning (ML) into production is hard. In fact, it’s possibly an order of magnitude harder than getting traditional software deployed.
- Data Drift Detection for Image Classifiers
“In the context of machine learning, we consider data drift to be the change in model input data that leads to a degradation of model performance.”
- Can robots help us overcome the coronavirus health crisis and lockdown?
“The widespread use of robots has long been debated, in part because many critics see them as a threat to jobs and livelihoods. In time of crisis and catastrophes, however, robots and AI have proved that they can provide crucial assistance.”
- Open Source Virtual Background
“Since I do not have a green screen I decided to simply implement my own background removal, which was obviously better than cleaning my apartment or just using my laptop all the time”
- Facebook AI, AWS partner to release new PyTorch libraries
Facebook AI and AWS engineers have partnered to develop new libraries targeted at large-scale elastic and fault-tolerant model training and high-performance PyTorch model deployment.
- This open-source program lets you run deepfakes on live video calls
With some programming knowledge and solid hardware, you can use Avatarify to fake your Zoom calls… or someone else’s.
- A Graph Convolutional Neural Network Approach to Antibiotic Discovery
“In an age when bacterial infections are developing resistance to common antibiotics, the discovery of a new and potentially powerful antibiotic is news in itself. But what makes a recent breakthrough truly revolutionary is that the promising molecule—called halicin—was discovered using deep learning.”
- Unsupervised Learning of Probably Symmetric Deformable 3D Objects from Images in the Wild
“We propose a method to learn weakly symmetric deformable 3D object categories from raw single-view images, without ground-truth 3D, multiple views, 2D/3D keypoints, prior shape models or any other supervision.”
- Specification gaming: the flip side of AI ingenuity
Specification gaming is a behaviour that satisfies the literal specification of an objective without achieving the intended outcome.
- How to know if artificial intelligence is about to destroy civilization
These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching
- OpenAI Jukebox
We’re introducing Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles. We’re releasing the model weights and code, along with a tool to explore the generated samples.
- Generating MIDI with 10k–30k Context Windows
Successful pieces are possible, and are musically far more diverse than the folk ABC corpus, with many pleasingly complex samples.
- More Descent, Less Gradient
Your regression may only need one gradient step. Really.
- AI Being Incorporated in Architecture, Is Potentially Transforming
AI is beginning to transform architecture as its expanding uses include evaluating the efficiency of construction and simulating movement in a space.
A tiny scalar-valued autograd engine and a neural net library on top of it with PyTorch-like API
- Quake 1 Movement Physics Reinforcement Learning
“I developed a facsimile of Quake player movement physics in Python, wrapped with an OpenAI gym.Env. I then trained an agent for this using RLLib’s implementation of PPO. In the end the agent was able to beat the current human speedrun record on a speed running practice map.”
- Selfie 2 Waifu
Based on U-GAT-IT: Unsupervised Generative Attentional Networks with Adaptive Layer-Instance Normalization for Image-to-Image Translation
- Estimating COVID-19’s Rt in Real-Time
A modified version of a solution created by Bettencourt & Ribeiro 2008 to estimate real-time Rt using a Bayesian approach.
- Coronavirus: How AI, 3D printing and blockchain can help overcome supply problems in a crisis
“Investing in AI, 3D printing and blockchain can help businesses be more responsive to changes in supply and demand and make their supply chains more resilient.”
- How to run R 4.0 in Docker — and 3 cool new R 4.0 features
See how to test drive R 4.0 in a Docker container, plus a look at three new R 4.0 features for color palettes and strings
- Barclays Innovating in use of AI in Banking
“Barclays Bank is emerging as an innovator in the use of AI in financial services. The UK bank, ranked 20th on the S&P Global’s list of the top 100 banks, works with suppliers of AI products and services more than it develops AI applications in house”