Feb 10, 2021

7 Posts

Speech bubble that says "It did well on the test set!"
Feb 10, 2021

The Batch: Drivers Under Surveillance, What Is Fairness?, Cancer Treatment, Vision Improves Language, Trade In Your Gucci

Over the last several decades, driven by a multitude of benchmarks, supervised learning algorithms have become really good at achieving high accuracy on test datasets. As valuable as this is...
Netradyne Driveri system used to monitore Amazon's delivery drivers working
Feb 10, 2021

Eyes On Drivers

Amazon is monitoring its delivery drivers with in-vehicle cameras that alert supervisors to dangerous behavior. The online retail giant rolled out a ceiling-mounted surveillance system that flags drivers who, say, read texts, fail to use seatbelts, exceed the speed limit, or ignore a stop sign.
Graphs and data related to visualized tokens (or vokens)
Feb 10, 2021

Better Language Through Vision

For children, associating a word with a picture that illustrates it helps them learn the word’s meaning. Research aims to do something similar for machine learning models. Researchers improved a BERT model’s performance on some language tasks by training it on a large dataset of image-word pairs.
Series of images and graphs related to cancer detection
Feb 10, 2021

Shortcut to Cancer Treatment

Doctors who treat breast cancer typically use a quick, inexpensive tumor-tissue stain test to diagnose the illness and a slower, more costly one to determine treatment. A new neural network could help doctors to go straight from diagnosis to treatment.
Speech bubble that says "It did well on the test set!"
Feb 10, 2021

High Test-Set Accuracy Is Not Enough

Over the last several decades, driven by a multitude of benchmarks, supervised learning algorithms have become really good at achieving high accuracy on test datasets. As valuable as this is, unfortunately maximizing average test set accuracy isn’t always enough.
Scale of justice symbol over a map of India
Feb 10, 2021

Fairness East and West

Western governments and institutions struggling to formulate principles of algorithmic fairness tend to focus on issues like race and gender. A new study of AI in India found a different set of key issues.
Rebag app working on a cellphone
Feb 10, 2021

How Much For That Vintage Gucci?

Computer vision is helping people resell their used designer handbags. Rebag, a resale company for luxury handbags, watches, and jewelry, launched Clair AI, an app that automatically appraises second-hand bags from brands like Gucci, Hermes, and Prada.

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