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Recognizing Workplace Hazards

A wearable device may help warehouse workers avoid injuries. Modjoul, maker of a system that evaluates risks to people engaged in physical labor, received an undisclosed sum from Amazon as part of a $1 billion investment in technologies that might enhance the retailer giant’s operations.
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Hit Picker

A neural network may help an online music service to spot songs with the potential to go big. Musiio uses AI to identify specific attributes and qualities in recorded music. Online audio distributor SoundCloud purchased the Singapore-based startup.
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Questionnaire for evaluating AI system vendors
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Standards for Hiring Algorithms

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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Let the Model Choose Your Outfit

Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar clothing store is getting ready to deliver automated outfit recommendations. The ecommerce giant announced plans to open a flagship Amazon Style location at a Los Angeles-area mall this year.
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Illustration: Board game pieces and puzzle pieces
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How to Keep Up in a Changing Field

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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Multimodal deep learning model
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AI Versus the Garbage Heap

Amazon reported long-term success using machine learning to shrink its environmental footprint. The online retailer developed a system that fuses product descriptions, images, and structured data to decide how an item should be packed for shipping.
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Animated graphics from Google demonstrate Project Relate, a tool for recognizing impaired speech. .
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Everyone Has a Voice: Project Relate Offers Synthesized Speech that Works in Real Time

An Android app offers speech recognition model for speech impaired by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
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Animated image that shows highlights of the U.S. AI Strategy.
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U.S. AI Strategy In Gear: National Security Commision Influences U.S. Military AI Policy

Recommendations from the National Security Commission on AI were enshrined in over 190 laws in 2021.
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An animation shows how to opt out of Facebook's face recognition services.
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.
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Guard Bot: Amazon Household Robot Patrols Home for Intruders

Amazon unveiled a robot that patrols users’ homes, scopes out strangers, and warns of perceived dangers.
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Amazon delivery driver working
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When Algorithms Manage Humans

Some delivery drivers fired by Amazon contend that the retailer’s automated management system played an unfair role in terminating their employment. Drivers in Amazon Flex, an Uber-like program that enables independent drivers to earn money delivering the company’s packages.
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Woman at an Amazon Go using Just Walk Out technology
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No Cashier? No Problem

Shoppers at Amazon’s newest grocery store can skip the checkout line. Amazon opened its first full-scale supermarket that monitors which items customers place in their cart and charges them automatically when they leave. It calls the system Just Walk Out.
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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.
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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.
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Netradyne Driveri system used to monitore Amazon's delivery drivers working
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Eyes On Drivers

Amazon is monitoring its delivery drivers with in-vehicle cameras that alert supervisors to dangerous behavior. The online retail giant rolled out a ceiling-mounted surveillance system that flags drivers who, say, read texts, fail to use seatbelts, exceed the speed limit, or ignore a stop sign.
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