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Animated map shows U.S. states that enacted AI laws in 2021 and 2022.
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AI Regulations Proceed Locally: U.S. States Enact Laws Targeting AI

EPIC published a summary of AI-related laws that states and cities considered between January 2021 and August 2022.
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Flowcharts show how a new contrastive learning approach uses metadata to improve AI image classifiers.
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Learning From Metadata: Descriptive Text Improves Performance for AI Image Classification Systems

Images in the wild may not come with labels, but they often include metadata. A new training method takes advantage of this information to improve contrastive learning.
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Ethical AI 2.0

Microsoft tightened the reins on both AI developers and customers.What’s new: The tech titan revised its Responsible AI Standard and restricted access to some AI capabilities accordingly.
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U.S. Acts Against Algorithmic Bias

Regulators are forcing Meta (formerly Facebook) to display certain advertisements more evenly across its membership.What’s new: The United States government compelled Meta to revise its ad-
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams.What’s new: Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
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Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI
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Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI

Officials in charge of protecting children stopped using a machine learning model designed to help them make decisions in difficult cases.What’s new: The U.S. state of Oregon halted its use of an algorithm intended to
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Native Processing
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Native Processing

A group of media and technology experts is working to give AI a better understanding of indigenous peoples.What’s new: Intelligent Voices of Wisdom, or IVOW, is a consultancy that aims
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A Kinder, Gentler Language Model
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A Kinder, Gentler Language Model

OpenAI unveiled a more reliable successor to its GPT-3 natural language model.What’s new: InstructGPT is a version of GPT-3 fine-tuned to minimize harmful, untruthful, and biased output. It's available via an application programming
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Standards for Hiring Algorithms
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Standards for Hiring Algorithms

Some of the world’s largest corporations will use standardized criteria to evaluate AI systems that influence hiring and other personnel decisions.What’s new: The Data and Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group devoted to
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How to Overcome Societal Obstacles

The top artificial intelligence companies include many people who earned degrees at elite educational institutions and started their employment with prior work experience. Yet the world is full of people from nontraditional backgrounds.
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Matt Zeiler
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Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for Good

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
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Yoav Shoham
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Yoav Shoham: Language Models That Reason

I believe that natural language processing in 2022 will re-embrace symbolic reasoning, harmonizing it with the statistical operation of modern neural networks. Let me explain what I mean by this.
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Abeba Birhane
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Abeba Birhane: Clean Up Web Datasets

From language to vision models, deep neural networks are marked by improved performance, higher efficiency, and better generalizations. Yet, these systems are also marked by perpetuation of bias and injustice.
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Governments Lay Down the Law: Governments Around The World Increasingly Regulate AI

Legislators worldwide wrote new laws — some proposed, some enacted — to rein in societal impacts of automation.What happened: Authorities at all levels ratcheted up regulatory pressure as
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Two images showing RETRO Architecture and Gopher (280B) vs State of the Art
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Large Language Models Shrink: Gopher and RETRO Prove Lean Language Models Can Push Boundaries

DeepMind released three papers that push the boundaries — and examine the issues — of large language models.
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