Feb 17, 2021

7 Posts

Untested Medical AI?, Art Appreciation For Robots, Why Models Don't Generalize, Autonomous Weapons Gain Support
Feb 17, 2021

Untested Medical AI?, Art Appreciation For Robots, Why Models Don't Generalize, Autonomous Weapons Gain Support

When a lot of data is available, machine learning is great at automating decisions. But when data is scarce, consider using the data to augment human insight, so people can make better decisions...
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Series of images showing a variety of medical AI products
Feb 17, 2021

Medical AI’s Hidden Data

U.S. government approval of medical AI products is on the upswing — but information about how such systems were built is largely unavailable. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a a plethora of AI-driven medical systems.
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Different data related to the phenomenon called underspecification
Feb 17, 2021

Facing Failure to Generalize

The same models trained on the same data may show the same performance in the lab, and yet respond very differently to data they haven’t seen before. New work finds this inconsistency to be pervasive.
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Data showing information related to AI strategy status in OECD countries
Feb 17, 2021

Computation as a National Resource

How much processing power do various nations have on hand to drive their AI strategy? An international trade group aims to find out. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is launching an effort to measure the computing capacity available in countries around the world.
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Art pieces with subjective commentary regarding their emotional impact
Feb 17, 2021

How Art Makes AI Feel

An automated art critic spells out the emotional impact of images. Led by Panos Achlioptas, researchers at Ecole Polytechnique, King Abdullah University, and Stanford University trained a deep learning system to generate subjective interpretations of art.
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Series of images showing improvements in a multilingual language translator
Feb 17, 2021

Better Zero-Shot Translations

Train a multilingual language translator to translate between Spanish and English and between English and German, and it may be able to translate directly between Spanish and German as well. New work proposes a simple path to better machine translation between languages.
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Autonomous aircraft taking off and landing
Feb 17, 2021

Autonomous Weapons Gain Support

A panel of AI experts appointed by the U.S. government came out against a ban on autonomous weapons. A draft report from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recommends against a proposed international global prohibition of AI-enabled autonomous weapon systems.
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