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- From robodebt to racism: what can go wrong when governments let algorithms make the decisions
Things can go drastically wrong when decisions are trusted to algorithms without ensuring they adhere to established ethical norms. Two recent examples illustrate how government agencies are failing to automate fairness.
- Baidu ends participation in AI alliance as US-China relations deteriorate
Baidu will no longer participate in the Partnership on AI (PAI) alliance amid deteriorating relations between the US and China.
- M3: Alibaba’s AI detects COVID-19 pneumonia in under a minute
M3, a medical web portal backed by Sony, claims Alibaba’s AI technology has allowed it to develop a powerful COVID-19 diagnosis tool.
- Victoria police distances itself from controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI
The force says it has discontinued using the service and the technology was deemed unsuitable.
- Not just nipples: how Facebook’s AI struggles to detect misinformation
Automated moderation can be a blunt instrument.
- Microsoft’s AI editor publishes stories about its own racist error
Microsoft’s replacement of human editors with artificial intelligence has faced its first big embarrassment.
- YOLOv5 is Here: State-of-the-Art Object Detection at 140 FPS
Less than 50 days after the release YOLOv4, YOLOv5 improves accessibility for realtime object detection.
- Responding to the Controversy about YOLOv5
“We appreciate the machine learning community’s feedback, and we’re publishing additional details on our methodology.”
- An understanding of AI’s limitations is starting to sink in
After years of hype, many people feel AI has failed to deliver, says Tim Cross.
- Image GPT
We find that, just as a large transformer model trained on language can generate coherent text, the same exact model trained on pixel sequences can generate coherent image completions and samples.
- OpenAI technology, just an HTTPS call away
“Apply our API to any language task — semantic search, summarization, sentiment analysis, content generation, translation, and more — with only a few examples or by specifying your task in English.”
- A Jupyter kernel for SQLite
This new kernel allows the user to use the complete SQLite syntax as well as some extra operations such as opening or closing a database file, or visualizing the data in different ways using Jupyter magics.
- A framework for feature engineering and machine learning pipelines
This blog post presents a simple yet efficient framework to structure machine learning pipelines
- Building a Large-scale Transactional Data Lake at Uber Using Apache Hudi
Hudi enables Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation & Durability (ACID) semantics on a data lake.
- Making AI Better by Making it Slower
The difference between beneficial and destructive AI may be whether making fast thinking faster has any utility for the user.
- super.ai: AI & human data labeling
Impressive, but just how much is human?