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The Global Landscape of AI Power: Study suggests China will dominate AI.

China is poised to become the dominant national power in AI, new research suggests. The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public-policy think tank, assessed which of 50 countries are best positioned to become AI powerhouses.
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Scam Definitely: AI tools to block spam phone calls.

Robocalls slip through smartphone spam filters, but a new generation of deep learning tools promises to tighten the net. Research proposed fresh approaches to thwarting robocalls. Such innovations soon could be deployed in apps.
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Robots Don’t Want Human Jobs: Countries with high automation have more jobs.

Research challenges long-held assumptions about how automation will affect employment. Studies in various countries found that automation is associated with more jobs, fewer working hours , and higher productivity.
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No Hardhat Required: How AI powered robots are navigating warehouses.

Workers can operate a forklift in their pajamas and never leave their bedrooms, thanks to a new generation of AI-assisted robots. Companies are pairing semi-autonomous vehicles with remote human operators to execute tasks that the vehicles can’t handle on their own.
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A Kinder, Gentler Language Model: Inside Instruct GPT-3, OpenAI's GPT-3 successor.

OpenAI unveiled a more reliable successor to its GPT-3 natural language model. InstructGPT is a version of GPT-3 fine-tuned to minimize harmful, untruthful, and biased output. It's available via an application programming interface.
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Standards for Hiring Algorithms: Met, Walmart, and more agree to hiring algorithm standards.

Some of the world’s largest corporations will use standardized criteria to evaluate AI systems that influence hiring and other personnel decisions.
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How to Keep Up in a Changing Field: How to keep up with a fast-changing industry.

Machine learning changes fast. Take natural language processing. Word2vec, introduced in 2013, quickly replaced one-hot encoding with word embeddings. Transformers revolutionized the field in 2017 by parallelizing the previously sequential training process.
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How to Get a Job in AI

If you want to work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science, I have great news: New jobs are opening in these areas at a great rate, and there’s no reason why you can’t get one of them.
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How to Overcome Societal Obstacles: How to break into AI from a disadvantaged background.

The top artificial intelligence companies include many people who earned degrees at elite educational institutions and started their employment with prior work experience. Yet the world is full of people from nontraditional backgrounds.
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How to Gain Practical Machine Learning Experience

Academic courses can teach you the ins and outs of machine learning, but they can't fully prepare you for putting your work into production. To get the experience you need, you need to come up with your own projects from scratch.
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How to Learn Machine Learning

Want to become an AI practitioner? Here’s a program that will take you from beginner to job-ready. You may already have a head start, depending on your background. For a motivated person who starts with a solid high-school education it may take around two years.
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Predicting Regime Change: CoupCast uses AI to predict unrest.

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working with a system called CoupCast to estimate the likelihood that an individual country will undergo a coup d’état.
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Stopping Guns at the Gate: How Camden Yards uses AI to scan for weapons.

A Major League Baseball stadium will be using computer vision to detect weapons as fans enter.What’s new: A system called Hexwave will look for firearms, knives, and explosives carried by baseball fans who visit Camden Yards, home field of the Baltimore Orioles.
Excerpts from ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems.
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Ethics for an Automated Army: Department of Defense issues AI ethics.

The U.S. Department of Defense issued new ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems. The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, which issues contracts for AI and other high-tech systems, issued guidelines that contractors must follow.
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U.S. Adults Fail AI 101

Most Americans don’t understand AI, according to a new survey. Only 16 percent of adults in the United States got a passing grade on a true-or-false questionnaire of AI’s capabilities and uses.

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