Aug 18, 2021

5 Posts

Apple Weakens Privacy, AI's Invention Wins A Patent, Deere All-In For Robot Tractors, Atari-Playing Algo Learns New Trick
Aug 18, 2021

Apple Weakens Privacy, AI's Invention Wins A Patent, Deere All-In For Robot Tractors, Atari-Playing Algo Learns New Trick

Say you’ve trained a learning algorithm and found that it works well on many examples but performs poorly on a particular subset, or slice, of the data. What can you do?
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Apple's CEO Tim Cook discussing privacy with a Privacy sign above him
Aug 18, 2021

User Privacy Versus Child Safety

Apple, which has made a point of its commitment to user privacy, announced that it will scan iPhones for evidence of child abuse. The tech giant will include a machine learning model on the device.
2 min read
Sequence of images showing tractors working on fields
Aug 18, 2021

Outstanding in the Field

One of the world’s largest makers of farm equipment is doubling down on self-driving tractors. John Deere agreed to pay $250 million for Bear Flag Robotics, a California startup that upgrades conventional tractors.
1 min read
Graphs showing information about AI system as the inventor of a food container with unique properties
Aug 18, 2021

Invented By AI

An algorithm received a patent for its invention. What’s new: South Africa’s intellectual property office issued a patent that names an AI system as the inventor of a food container.
1 min read
Sequence of famous arcade games' scenes
Aug 18, 2021

Solve RL With This One Weird Trick

The previous state-of-the-art model for playing vintage Atari games took advantage of a number of advances in reinforcement learning (RL). The new champion is a basic RL architecture plus a trick borrowed from image generation.
2 min read

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