Feb 19, 2020

7 Posts

Chatbots Sue Telemarketers, Neural Nets See Around Corners, Police Read License Plates, Deep Learning Pioneers Speak
Feb 19, 2020

Chatbots Sue Telemarketers, Neural Nets See Around Corners, Police Read License Plates, Deep Learning Pioneers Speak

Nearly a decade ago, I got excited by self-taught learning and unsupervised feature learning — ways to learn features from unlabeled data that afterward can be used in a supervised task. These ideas contributed only marginally to practical performance back then, but I’m pleased
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Results of a technique that interprets reflected light to reveal objects outside the line of sight
Feb 19, 2020

Periscope Vision

Wouldn’t it be great to see around corners? Deep learning researchers are working on it. Researchers developed deep-inverse correlography, a technique that interprets reflected light to reveal objects outside the line of sight.
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Screen capture of robot lawyer Robo Revenge in action
Feb 19, 2020

Robocallers vs Robolawyer

A digital attorney is helping consumers take telemarketers and phone scammers to court. DoNotPay makes an app billed as the world’s first robot lawyer. Its latest offering, Robo Revenge, automates the process of suing intrusive robocallers.
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Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference in New York
Feb 19, 2020

Meeting of the Minds

Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun presented their latest thinking about deep learning’s limitations and how to overcome them.
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Different examples of FaceShifter working on peoples' portraits
Feb 19, 2020

Trading Faces

AI’s ability to transfer a person’s face from a source photo onto someone in a target photo doesn’t work so well when the target face is partially obscured by, say, eyeglasses, a veil, or a hand. A new technique handles such occlusions.
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Capture of the report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights
Feb 19, 2020

Business Pushes the Envelope

The business world continues to shape deep learning’s future. Commerce is pushing AI toward more efficient consumption of data, energy, and labor, according to a report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights.
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Automatic licens plate reader
Feb 19, 2020

Glimpse My Ride

Police in the U.S. routinely use AI to track cars with little accountability to the public. Documents obtained by Wired revealed just how intensively police in Los Angeles, California, have been using automatic license plate readers.
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