Dec 18, 2019

7 Posts

Companies Slipping on AI Goals, Self Training for Better Vision, Muppets and Models, China Vs US?, Only the Best
Dec 18, 2019

Companies Slipping on AI Goals, Self Training for Better Vision, Muppets and Models, China Vs US?, Only the Best

I’ve been reflecting on the NeurIPS 2019 conference, which ended on Saturday. It’s always a wonderful event, but this year I found it a bittersweet experience. Bitter because the conference has grown so much that we no longer focus on a handful of ideas.
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Pie chart with information on AI/ML budgets
Dec 18, 2019

Deployment Gap

More and more companies are developing machine learning models for internal use. But many are still struggling to bridge the gap to practical deployments.
1 min read
Sesame Street characters together
Dec 18, 2019

Inside AI’s Muppet Empire

As language models show increasing power, a parallel trend has received less notice: The vogue for naming models after characters in the children’s TV show Sesame Street.
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US flag on the left, China flag on the right
Dec 18, 2019

Competition or Cooperation?

Some politicians view international competition in AI as an arms race. That mindset could lead to escalating conflict, experts said.
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Information related to Implicit Reinforcement without Interaction at Scale (IRIS)
Dec 18, 2019

Different Skills From Different Demos

Reinforcement learning trains models by trial and error. In batch reinforcement learning (BRL), models learn by observing many demonstrations by a variety of actors. But what if one doctor is handier with a scalpel while another excels at suturing?
2 min read
Chart with number of patents per year
Dec 18, 2019

IP for AI

The number of patents issued for deep learning has doubled every year since 2013. Inventor, engineer, and lawyer Nick Brestoff tracks deep learning patents. He detailed his findings in a blog on InsideBigData and offers advice on how to get patent applications approved.
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Graph related to Noisy Student performance on ImageNet
Dec 18, 2019

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.
2 min read

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