Two pandas eating
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What Love Sounds Like

Female giant pandas are fertile for only 24 to 36 hours a year: Valentine’s Day on steroids. A new neural network alerts human keepers when a panda couple mates.
Packing robot
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Packing Robots Get a Grip

Robots are moving into a job that traditionally required the human touch.What’s new: A commercial warehouse that ships electrical supplies deployed AI-driven robotic arms from Covariant, a high-profile Silicon Valley robotics firm.
Capture of an Instagram post related to drug dealing
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Hunting Online Drug Dealers

Can machine learning help address the scourge of opioid addiction? A public health researcher developed a neural network that spots sellers of opioids on social media, Recode reported.
Information related to Greedy InfoMax (GIM)
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Better Than Backprop

End-to-end backpropagation and labeled data are the peanut butter and chocolate of deep learning. However, recent work suggests that neither is necessary to train effective neural networks to represent complex data.
Graph related to Mixture of Softmaxes (MoS)
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Upgrading Softmax

Softmax commonly computes probabilities in a classifier’s output layer. But softmax isn’t always accurate in complex tasks — say, in a natural-language task, when the length of word vectors is much smaller than the number of words in the vocabulary.
Lifelike video imagery of virtual people made by NEON
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AI Steals CES

Artificial intelligence was everywhere at the biggest, buzziest consumer-technology showcase in the U.S. AI ruled the convention floor at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as numerous media outlets proclaimed.
Breast cancer screening
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Cancer in the Crosshairs

Computer vision has potential to spot cancer earlier and more accurately than human experts. A new system surpassed human accuracy in trials, but critics aren’t convinced.
EfficientDet explained
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Easy on the Eyes

Researchers aiming to increase accuracy in object detection generally enlarge the network, but that approach also boosts computational cost. A novel architecture sets a new state of the art in accuracy while cutting the compute cycles required.
Yann LeCun
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Yann LeCun: Learning From Observation

How is it that many people learn to drive a car fairly safely in 20 hours of practice, while current imitation learning algorithms take hundreds of thousands of hours, and reinforcement learning algorithms take millions of hours? Clearly we’re missing something big.
Chelsea Finn
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Chelsea Finn: Robots That Generalize

Many people in the AI community focus on achieving flashy results, like building an agent that can win at Go or Jeopardy. This kind of work is impressive in terms of complexity.
Graph related to Noisy Student performance on ImageNet
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Self-Training for Sharper Vision

The previous state-of-the-art image classifier was trained on the ImageNet dataset plus 3.5 billion supplemental images from a different database. A new method achieved higher accuracy with one-tenth as many supplemental examples — and they were unlabeled, to boot.
Information related to Bias-Resilient Neural Network (BR-Net)
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Bias Fighter

Sophisticated models trained on biased data can learn discriminatory patterns, which leads to skewed decisions. A new solution aims to prevent neural networks from making decisions based on common biases.
Ancient geoglyph analysed by AI
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Prehistoric Pictures Rediscovered

Image analysis guided by AI revealed a 2,000-year-old picture dug into the Peruvian desert. Researchers analyzing aerial imagery shot over Peru found a pattern that looks like a three-horned humanoid holding a staff.
Graph related to LIME and SHAP methods
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Bias Goes Undercover

As black-box algorithms like neural networks find their way into high-stakes fields such as transportation, healthcare, and finance, researchers have developed techniques to help explain models’ decisions. New findings show that some of these methods can be fooled.
Security robot walking on the street
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What the Watchbot Sees

Knightscope’s security robots look cute. But these cone-headed automatons, which serve U.S. police departments and businesses, are serious surveillance machines.

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