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Object-Detection Transformers Simplified: New Research Improves Object Detection With Vision Transformers
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Object-Detection Transformers Simplified: New Research Improves Object Detection With Vision Transformers

ViTDet, a new system from Facebook, adds an object detector to a plain pretrained transformer.
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Tradeoffs for Higher Accuracy
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Tradeoffs for Higher Accuracy

Vision models can be improved by training them on several altered versions of the same image and also by encouraging their weights to be close to zero. Recent research showed that both can have adverse effects that may be difficult to detect.
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Who Was That Masked Input?

Researchers have shown that it’s possible to train a computer vision model effectively on around 66 percent of the pixels in each training image. New work used 25 percent, saving computation and boosting performance to boot.
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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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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks
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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks

Researchers took a step toward achieving a longstanding goal: One model that performs a whole lot of very different tasks.What's new: Scott Reed, Konrad Żołna, Emilio Parisotto and a team at
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Who Needs Training?
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Who Needs Training?

When you’re training a neural network, it takes a lot of computation to optimize its weights using an iterative algorithm like stochastic gradient descent. Wouldn’t it be great to compute the best parameter values in one pass? A new method takes a
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New Supercomputer on the Block
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New Supercomputer on the Block

Facebook’s parent company is staking its future on a new compute cluster.What’s new: Meta unveiled AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), which is designed to accelerate training of large models for applications like computer vision, natural
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One Architecture to Do Them All: Transformer: The AI Architecture That Can Do It All

The transformer architecture extended its reach to a variety of new domains.What happened: Originally developed for natural language processing, transformers are becoming the Swiss Army Knife of deep learning.
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Transformers Take Over: Transformers Applied to Vision, Language, Video, and More

In 2021, transformers were harnessed to discover drugs, recognize speech, and paint pictures — and much more.
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and Dall-E, Are Taking Over AI
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and Dall-E, Are Taking Over AI

While models like GPT-3 and EfficientNet, which work on text and images respectively, are responsible for some of deep learning’s highest-profile successes, approaches that find relationships between text and images made impressive
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Troll Recognition: Twitch Uses AI to Flag Trolls Who Try to Avoid Bans

A prominent online streaming service is using a machine learning model to identify trolls who try to get around being banned.
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A conversation between a human and an open-domain chatbot.
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Long-Haul Chatbot: Facebook Chatbot is Able to Carry on Long Conversations

Facebook released a chatbot that summarizes dialog on the fly and uses the summary to generate further repartee.
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Example comparing a nonaugmented model (left) to a model with internet-augmentation (right)
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This Chatbot Does Its Research: Facebook Chatbot Uses the Internet to Inform its Answers

Chatbots often respond to human input with incorrect or nonsensical answers. Why not enable them to search for helpful information?
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.
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How Facebook Fills the Feed: Leaked Documents Show How Facebook's Algorithm Works

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm is a closely guarded secret. Newly leaked documents shed light on the company’s formula for prioritizing posts in an individual user’s feed.
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