Apr 01, 2020

8 Posts

Chatbot asking for Covid-19 symptoms
Apr 01, 2020

Chatbots Disagree on Covid-19

Chatbots designed to recognize Covid-19 symptoms dispense alarmingly inconsistent recommendations. Given the same symptoms, eight high-profile medical bots responded with divergent, often conflicting advice.
Data and graphs related to equations that optimize some training parameters.
Apr 01, 2020

Optimize Your Training Parameters

Last week we reported on a formula to determine model width and dataset size for optimal performance. A new paper contributes equations that optimize some training parameters.
Map seen with computer vision
Apr 01, 2020

Where Are the Live Bombs?

Unexploded munitions from past wars continue to kill and maim thousands of people every year. Computer vision is helping researchers figure out where these dormant weapons are likely to be.
15.ai screen capture with a character from My Little Pony
Apr 01, 2020

Voice Cloning for the Masses

Are you secretly yearning to have a My Little Pony character voice your next online presentation? A new web app can make your dreams come true. 15.ai translates short text messages into the voices of popular cartoon and videogame characters.
Robotic hand identifying transparent objects
Apr 01, 2020

Seeing the See-Through

Glass bottles and crystal bowls bend light in strange ways. Image processing networks often struggle to separate the boundaries of transparent objects from the background that shows through them. A new method sees such items more accurately.
Good and bad examples of labeling images with pictures of birds
Apr 01, 2020

Selling Shovels to Data Miners

When the world is panning for machine learning gold, it pays to help them dig through the data. Machine learning entrepreneurs can make their mark (and their fortune) building services that help other companies develop, deploy, and monitor AI, venture capitalist Rob Toews argues in Forbes.
Neural network over a world map
Apr 01, 2020

The Batch: AI-Against-Coronavirus Datasets, Voice Cloning for the Masses, Finding Unexploded Bombs, Seeing See-Through

In the earlier weeks of Covid-19, I didn’t want to contribute noise, so that experts in infectious disease could be heard. But now the situation has worsened. I spoke yesterday with Eric Topol, a cardiologist at Scripps Institute and author of Deep...
Neural network over a world map
Apr 01, 2020

Covid-19: How to Flatten the Curve

In the earlier weeks of Covid-19, I didn’t want to contribute noise, so that experts in infectious disease could be heard. But now the situation has worsened. I spoke yesterday with Eric Topol, a cardiologist at Scripps Institute and author of Deep...

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