Dec 08, 2021

5 Posts

Google's Decision Transformer
Dec 08, 2021

Reinforcement Learning Transformed: Transformers succeed at reinforcemend learning tasks.

Transformers have matched or exceeded earlier architectures in language modeling and image classification. New work shows they can achieve state-of-the-art results in some reinforcement learning tasks as well.
Timnit Gebru and the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute logo
Dec 08, 2021

Corporate Ethics Counterbalance: Timnit Gebru launches institute for AI fairness.

One year after her acrimonious exit from Google, ethics researcher Timnit Gebru launched an independent institute to study neglected issues in AI.
Standalone predictive performance of ACoR
Dec 08, 2021

Recognizing Autism: AI research can help identify autism early in children.

Classical machine learning techniques could help children with autism receive treatment earlier in life. Researchers led by Ishanu Chattopadhyay at University of Chicago developed a system that classified autism in young children based on data collected during routine checkups.
Geolitica screen captures
Dec 08, 2021

Minorities Reported: Policing AI shows bias against Blacks and Latinos.

An independent investigation found evidence of racial and economic bias in a crime-prevention model used by police departments in at least nine U.S. states.
Happy yellow faces and sad blue faces
Dec 08, 2021

The Batch: Bias in Predictive Policing, Timnit Gebru vs Corporate AI, Autism Recognized, Transformers for Reinforcement Learning

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the prospects for ethical AI? I meet people who are encouraged by the progress we’ve made toward making AI more responsible and free of bias.

Subscribe to The Batch

Stay updated with weekly AI News and Insights delivered to your inbox