Walking through a narrow hallway in a library
AI & Society

Bias By the Book

Researchers found serious flaws in an influential language dataset, highlighting the need for better documentation of data used in machine learning.
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Crossword solving during a major puzzle competition
AI & Society

Crosswords Go the Way of Go

A hybrid of deep learning and symbolic AI took the prize at a major puzzle competition. A system called Dr. Fill outscored nearly 1,300 human contestants at April’s annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
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Different models in production
AI & Society

ML in Production: Essential Papers

Deploying models for practical use is an industrial concern that generally goes unaddressed in research. As a result, publications on the subject tend to come from the major AI companies.
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Craig Wiley speaking
AI & Society

MLOps for All

Craig Wiley has journeyed from the hand-deployed models of yore to the pinnacle of automated AI. Today, as chief product manager of Google Cloud’s AI services, he’s making advanced tools and processes available to anyone with a credit card.
3 min read
Graph showing types of phishing attacks
AI & Society

24/7 Phish Fry

Foiling attackers who try to lure email users into clicking on a malicious link is a cat-and-mouse game, as phishing tactics evolve to evade detection. But machine learning models designed to recognize phishing attempts can evolve, too, through automatic retraining and checks to maintain accuracy.
2 min read
Original vs processed image checking for leaks on a compressor
AI & Society

Super-Human Quality Control

A computer vision model, continually trained and automatically updated, can boost quality control in factories. Landing AI, a machine learning platform company led by Andrew Ng, helped a maker of compressors for refrigeration check them for leaks.
2 min read
Web-based software for managing customer relationships
AI & Society

Bespoke Models on a Grand Scale

When every email, text, or call a company receives could mean a sale, reps need to figure out who to reply to first. Machine learning can help, but using it at scale requires a highly automated operation.
2 min read
Animation showing a methaforical transition from AI to a green environment
AI & Society

Greener Machine Learning

A new study suggests tactics for machine learning engineers to cut their carbon emissions. Led by David Patterson, researchers at Google and UC Berkeley found that AI developers can shrink a model’s carbon footprint a thousand-fold by streamlining architecture...
1 min read
Series of videos showing AI-powered surveillance inside a bank
AI & Society

Banking on Computer Vision

AI-powered surveillance is becoming a staple in U.S. banks. Several banks are using cameras equipped with computer vision to bolster security and boost employee productivity, according to Reuters.
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Forbidden sign over security cameras, handprint and face recognition system
AI & Society

The Coming Crackdown

The European Union proposed sweeping restrictions on AI technologies and applications. The executive arm of the 27-nation EU published draft rules that aim to regulate, and in some cases ban, a range of AI systems.
2 min read
Timeline for biomedical AI projects
AI & Society

Boosting Biomedicine

The U.S. government aims to turbocharge biomedical AI research. The National Institutes of Health, which invests $41.7 billion annually in medical research, announced a program called Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) to promote machine learning in human biology and medicine.
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Voice recognition tool "Bleep" working
AI & Society

Haters Gonna [Mute]

A new tool aims to let video gamers control how much vitriol they receive from fellow players. Intel announced a voice recognition tool called Bleep that the company claims can moderate voice chat automatically, allowing users to silence offensive language.
2 min read
X-ray technique reproducing a painting that had been hidden beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s works
AI & Society

Crouching Beggar, Hidden Painting

Neural networks for image generation don’t just create new art — they can help recreate works that have been lost for ages. Oxia Palus, a UK startup dedicated to resurrecting lost art through AI.
2 min read
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AI & Society

Large Language Models for Chinese

Researchers unveiled competition for the reigning large language model GPT-3. Four models collectively called Wu Dao were described by Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, a research collective funded by the Chinese government, according to Synced Review.
2 min read
Model identifying erroneous labels in popular datasets
AI & Society

Labeling Errors Everywhere

Key machine learning datasets are riddled with mistakes. Several benchmark datasets are shot through with incorrect labels. On average, 3.4 percent of examples in 10 commonly used datasets are mislabeled and the detrimental impact of such errors rises with model size.
2 min read

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