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Series of pictures of drivers
Alibaba

The View Through the Windshield

Overhead cameras equipped with computer vision are spotting distracted drivers on the road. A system from Melbourne-based Acusensus alerts police when drivers are engaged in risky activities such as using a cell phone, not wearing a seatbelt, or speeding.
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Chip Huyen
Alibaba

Chip Huyen: AI That Adapts to Changing Conditions

Until recently, big data processing has been dominated by batch systems like MapReduce and Spark, which allow us to periodically process a large amount of data very efficiently.
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Results of survey about how AI Engineers vs US public feel about ethical issues
Alibaba

AI Engineers Weigh In on AI Ethics: Survey Shows How AI Engineers Feel About Ethical Issues

Machine learning researchers tend to trust international organizations, distrust military forces, and disagree on how much disclosure is necessary when describing new models, a new study found.
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AI system monitoring urban traffic
Alibaba

Meet the New Smart-Cities Champ

Chinese researchers for the first time swept a competition to develop AI systems that monitor urban traffic. Chinese universities and companies won first and second place place in all five categories of the 2021 AI City Challenge.
1 min read
Animations depicting benchmarking, datasets and best practices
Alibaba

Prosperity of the Commons

A new consortium of companies, schools, and research labs is building open tools for next-generation machine learning. MLCommons aims to foster innovation in machine learning by developing new benchmarks, datasets, and best practices.
1 min read
Figures related to retailers' sales during the pandemic
Alibaba

Retailers Adjust to the Pandemic

Covid-19 wreaked havoc with models that predict retail sales — but China’s biggest annual e-commerce event showed that they’re back in business.
2 min read
Graphs showing how DeepRhythm detects deepfakes
Alibaba

Deepfakes Are Heartless

The incessant rhythm of a heartbeat could be the key to distinguishing real videos from deepfakes. DeepRhythm detects deepfakes using an approach inspired by the science of measuring minute changes on the skin’s surface due to blood circulation.
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Image processing technique explained
Alibaba

Preserving Detail in Image Inputs

Given real-world constraints on memory and processing time, images are often downsampled before they’re fed into a neural network. But the process removes fine details, and that degrades accuracy. A new technique squeezes images with less compromise.
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Covid-19 illustration
Alibaba

Tools For a Pandemic

Chinese tech giants have opened their AI platforms to scientists fighting coronavirus. Alibaba Cloud and Baidu are offering a powerful weapon to life-science researchers working to stop the spread of the illness officially known as Covid-19: free access to their computing horsepower and tools.
1 min read
David Patterson
Alibaba

David Patterson: Faster Training and Inference

Billions of dollars invested to create novel AI hardware will bear their early fruit in 2020. Google unleashed a financial avalanche with its tensor processing unit in 2017.
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