Aug 28, 2019

6 Posts

Wafer Scale chip
Aug 28, 2019

Size Matters

Silicon Valley startup Cerebras shifted out of stealth mode to unveil its flagship product: an enormous chip designed from the ground up to accelerate neural networks.
2 min read
Gunning for GPUs, Football for DRL, Navigation for the Blind, Mystery Signals From Outer Space
Aug 28, 2019

Gunning for GPUs, Football for DRL, Navigation for the Blind, Mystery Signals From Outer Space

We ended a busy week in Colombia hosting a Pie & AI meetup in Medellín. I met hundreds of engineers and business professionals excited to take the next step in their AI careers. I was energized by the enthusiasm the Colombia community had for collaborating
9 min read
Google Research Football video
Aug 28, 2019

Get Your Kicks With DRL

Researchers typically test deep reinforcement learning algorithms on games from Space Invaders to StarCraft. The Google Brain team in Zurich adds another option: football, also known as soccer.
2 min read
One of the Fast Radio Bursts showing remarkable structure in time and radio frequency
Aug 28, 2019

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The origin of the brief, high-intensity signals from outer space called fast radio bursts baffles astronomers. Now AI is generating real-time data to help solve the mystery.
1 min read
Video showing how Soundscape app works
Aug 28, 2019

Second Sight

Unlike bats, humans can’t see with their ears. Now an app is giving sightless pedestrians the ability to navigate by ear. Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Laboratory offers a free iPhone app called Soundscape.
2 min read
Calibration plot for ImageNet
Aug 28, 2019

Scaling Bayes

Neural networks are good at making predictions, but they’re not so good at estimating how certain they are. If the training data set is small and many sets of model parameters fit the data well, for instance, the network may not realize this explicitly, leading to overly confident predictions.
2 min read

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