Aug 26, 2020

6 Posts

Letter and number-shaped stickers on the wall
Aug 26, 2020

The Batch: Students Protest AI-Predicted Exam Scores, Autonomous Fighter Jet Outguns Humans, Computer Vision Sees Race

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the alphabet. Despite having some educational experience, when she mispronounces a vowel for the nth time, I can’t help but feel like I’m doing it wrong.
Protest in the UK and information about grading algorithm
Aug 26, 2020

AI Grading Doesn’t Make the Grade

The UK government abandoned a plan to use machine learning to assess students for higher education. The UK Department of Education discarded grades generated by an algorithm designed to predict performance on the annual Advanced Level qualifications, which had been canceled due to the pandemic.
Sequence of an autonomous fighter pilot
Aug 26, 2020

AI Versus Ace

An autonomous fighter pilot shot down a human aerial ace in virtual combat. Built by defense contractor Heron Systems, the system also defeated automated rivals from seven other companies to win the AlphaDogfight trial.
Examples of age, gender and race idenitification by face recognition
Aug 26, 2020

Race Recognition

Marketers are using computer vision to parse customers by skin color and other perceived racial characteristics. A number of companies are pitching race classification as a way for businesses to understand the buying habits of different groups.
Data related to experience replay
Aug 26, 2020

Experience Counts

If the world changes every second and you take a picture every 10 seconds, you won’t have enough pictures to observe the changes clearly, and storing a series of pictures won’t help. On the other hand, if you take a picture every tenth of a second, then storing a history will help model the world.
Letter and number-shaped stickers on the wall
Aug 26, 2020

Learning for Humans, Learning for Machines

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the alphabet. Despite having some educational experience, when she mispronounces a vowel for the nth time, I can’t help but feel like I’m doing it wrong.

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