Apr 22, 2020

8 Posts

AI Versus Covid Wake-Up Call, Straight Poop from a Smart Toilet, Sharper Image Inputs, Predicting Farm Yields
Apr 22, 2020

AI Versus Covid Wake-Up Call, Straight Poop from a Smart Toilet, Sharper Image Inputs, Predicting Farm Yields

I spoke on Tuesday at Coursera’s annual conference. It was the company’s most well-attended conference yet, and the first to be held online. Higher education is in for turbulent times. With campuses shut down indefinitely
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New Machine Learning Resources
Apr 22, 2020

New Machine Learning Resources

Machine learning engineers need tools and data to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some that crossed our radar screen last week. CoViz: With new research being published daily, it can be difficult to keep
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Information related to machine learning and Covid-19
Apr 22, 2020

First, Make No Harmful Models

Researchers have rushed out a battery of AI-powered tools to combat the coronavirus, but an assessment of dozens of models is a wake-up call for machine learning engineers.
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Image processing technique explained
Apr 22, 2020

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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Information related to a convolutional neural network that predicts corn yields in fields
Apr 22, 2020

AI on the Cob

Deep learning research is harvesting better ways to manage farms. A convolutional neural network predicted corn yields in fields across the U.S. Midwest.
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Precision Health Toilet illustration
Apr 22, 2020

A Neural Net in Every Bathroom

It’s time to stop flushing valuable data down the toilet. The Precision Health Toilet, a suite of sensors that attach to an ordinary commode, monitors human waste for input for signs of disease. It identifies individual users by scanning where the sun doesn’t shine.
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Graphs related to double descent
Apr 22, 2020

Moderating the ML Roller Coaster

Wait a minute — we added training data, and our model’s performance got worse?! New research offers a way to avoid so-called double descent.
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Smartvid.io tool recognizing when workers get too close to each other
Apr 22, 2020

Workers of the World, Don’t Unite

Computer vision is helping construction workers keep their social distance. Smartvid.io, a service that focuses on construction sites, offers a tool that recognizes when workers get too close to each other. The tool sends distancing warnings and reports to construction superintendents.
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