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Satellite imagery of suburban homes with backyard pools.
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Spotting Tax Cheats From Overhead: French Authorities Use AI to Tax Pool Owners

French tax authorities netted nearly €10 million using an automated system to identify unregistered pools
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Gif of Google search results shows how the company is minimizing disinformation.
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Misinformation Recognition: Google Updated its Search Engine to Minimize Disinformation

Google updated the Multitask Unified model its search algorithm to respond to the flood of misinformation on the web.
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Animated graphs showing how an ensemble of fine-tuned models can provide better performance.
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Ensemble Models Simplified: New Machine Learning Research Simplifies Ensembles

A CLIP model whose weights were the mean of an ensemble of fine-tuned models performed as well as the ensemble and better than its best-performing constituent.
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Animated flowcharts show how the ProtCNN AI model classifies proteins.
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Protein Families Deciphered: Machine Learning Categorizes Proteins Based on Their Functions

Convolutional neural networks separate proteins into functional families without considering their shapes.
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Windmills
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Wind in the Forecast

Machine learning is making wind power more predictable.What’s new: Engie SA, a multinational energy utility based in France, is the first customer for an AI-powered tool from Google that predicts the energy output of
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LaMDA Comes Alive?
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LaMDA Comes Alive?

A chatbot persuaded at least one person that it has feelings.What’s new: A senior engineer at Google announced his belief that the company’s latest conversational language model is sentient. Google put the
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams.What’s new: Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
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Winning The Google Game
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Winning The Google Game

AI startups are helping writers tailor articles that appear near the top of Google’s search results.What’s new: At least 14 companies sell access to software that uses GPT-3, the
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Image Generation + Probabilities
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Image Generation + Probabilities

If you want to both synthesize data and find the probability of any given example — say, generate images of manufacturing defects to train a defect detector and identify the highest-probability defects — you may use the architecture known as a
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Efficiency Experts
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Efficiency Experts

The emerging generation of trillion-parameter language models take significant computation to train. Activating only a portion of the network at a time can cut the requirement dramatically and still achieve exceptional results.
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Who Needs Programming?
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Who Needs Programming?

The next killer AI application may be developed by someone who has never heard of gradient descent.What’s new: A rising generation of software development platforms serves users
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The Limits of Pretraining

The higher the accuracy of a pretrained model, the better its performance after fine-tuning, right? Not necessarily.What’s new: Samira Abnar and colleagues at Google Research conducted
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Robot cleaning a table
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Robots in the Workplace

Machines are doing light janitorial work in the uncontrolled environment of Google’s offices. Everyday Robots, a new spin-out from Google’s experimental X Development division, unleashed 100 robots to perform an array of cleanup tasks.
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A living room made out of cups of coffee: the people, the seats, the chimney, the lamp, all gather around a cozy fire.
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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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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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