Craig Wiley speaking
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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.
Graph showing types of phishing attacks
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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.
Original vs processed image checking for leaks on a compressor
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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.
Web-based software for managing customer relationships
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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.
Animation showing a AI's metaphorical transition to using green energy.
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Greener Machine Learning: Techniques for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of NLP Models

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...
Series of videos showing AI-powered surveillance inside a bank
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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.
Forbidden sign over security cameras, handprint and face recognition system
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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.
Timeline for biomedical AI projects
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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.
Voice recognition tool "Bleep" working
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Haters Gonna [Mute]: Intel NLP Allows Voice Chatters to Silence Hate Speech

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.
X-ray technique reproducing a painting that had been hidden beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s works
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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.
CogView home website
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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.
Model identifying erroneous labels in popular datasets
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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.
Blurred human faces in different pictures
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De-Facing ImageNet

ImageNet now comes with privacy protection.What’s new: The team that manages the machine learning community’s go-to image dataset blurred all the human faces pictured in it and tested how models trained on the modified images on a variety of image recognition tasks.
Recording unmixed
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New Life for Old Songs

Neural networks can tease apart the different sounds in musical. Companies and hobbyists are using deep learning to separate voices and instruments in commercial recordings, Wired reported.
Star Trek actor William Shatner
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Star Trek: The Videobot Generation

A digital doppelgänger of Star Trek’s original star will let fans chat with him — possibly well beyond his lifetime. AI startup StoryFile built a lifelike videobot of actor William Shatner, best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek.

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