Goalkeeper
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Game Changer

Football clubs are turning to computer vision for winning insights. Acronis, a Swiss cloud storage and security company, offers AI services designed to give a boost to some of the world’s top football clubs (soccer teams, to Americans), Wired reported.
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Seeing Straight at Any Rotation

A cat rotated by any number of degrees is still a cat. It takes a lot of rotated training images to teach convolutional filters this simple fact. A new filter design has this common-sense knowledge built-in.
Neural network tracking the body position of chimpanzees
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Model See, Model Do

Scientists who study animal behavior spend endless hours observing and taking notes about a creature’s actions and reactions. Computer vision could automate much of that work.
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Outing Hidden Hatred: Facebook uses NLP and Vision AI to Detect Hateful Posts

Facebook uses automated systems to block hate speech, but hateful posts can slip through when seemingly benign words and pictures combine to create a nasty message. The social network is tackling this problem by enhancing AI’s ability to recognize context.
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When Models Take Shortcuts

Neuroscientists once thought they could train rats to navigate mazes by color. Rats don’t perceive colors at all. Instead, they rely on the distinct odors of different colors of paint. New work finds that neural networks are prone to this sort of misalignment between training goals and learning.
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AI Does the Dishes

A pioneer in dishwashing robots is reaching into commercial kitchens. Dishcraft Robotics uses machines equipped with computer vision to scrub dirties for corporate food services and, soon, restaurants.
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Another Look at YOLO

The latest update of the acclaimed real-time object detector You Only Look Once is more accurate than ever. Researchers at Taiwan’s Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica offer YOLOv4 — the first version not to include the architecture’s original creators.
Screen captures from videos generated by VidPress
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Text to Video in Two Minutes

Will reading soon become obsolete? A new system converts text articles into videos. VidPress, a prototype project from Chinese tech giant Baidu, currently generates more than 1,000 narrated video summaries of news stories daily.
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Small Data the Simple Way

Few-shot learning seeks to build models that adapt to novel tasks based on small numbers of training examples. This sort of learning typically involves complicated techniques, but researchers achieved state-of-the-art results using a simpler approach.
False information about Covid-19 on Facebook posts
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Information Warfare: Covid Edition

Facebook’s AI can’t spot Covid-19 disinformation on its own. But with human help, it can slow the spread. Facebook uses a combination of humans and neural nets to crack down on messages that make false claims about Covid-19, which may have deadly consequences.
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An Archive Unearthed

An algorithm indexed photos, ads, and other images embedded in 170 years of American newspapers. Created by researchers at the University of Washington and U.S. Library of Congress, Newspaper Navigator uses object recognition to organize visual features of newspapers dating back to 1789.
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Flexible Teachers, Smarter Students

Human teachers can teach more effectively by adjusting their methods in response to student feedback. It turns out that teacher networks can do the same.
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Triage for Pandemic Patients

Israeli and American hospitals are using an algorithm to flag individuals at high risk for Covid-19 complications.
Beaches buried in plastic and garbage
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Seeing Sea Plastic

A machine learning model is scanning the oceans for the glint of garbage. Researchers from the UK’s Plymouth Marine Laboratory trained a model to identify ocean-borne refuse.
Self-driving software working
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Tracking the Elusive Stop Sign

Recognizing stop signs, with their bold color scheme and distinctive shape, ought to be easy for computer vision — but it turns out to be a tricky problem. Tesla pulled back the curtain on what it takes to train its self-driving software to perform this task and others.

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