No-code AI platform
Google

Who Needs Programming? Behind the rise of no-code AI.

The next killer AI application may be developed by someone who has never heard of gradient descent. A rising generation of software development platforms serves users who aren’t familiar with AI — and even programming.
The performance of different downstream (DS)
Google

The Limits of Pretraining: More pretraining doesn't guarantee a better fine-tuned AI.

The higher the accuracy of a pretrained model, the better its performance after fine-tuning, right? Not necessarily. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of image-recognition experiments and performed some of their own.
Robot cleaning a table
Google

Robots in the Workplace: Google uses robot janitors to clean up offices.

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.
A living room made out of cups of coffee: the people, the seats, the chimney, the lamp, all gather around a cozy fire.
Google

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.
Illustration of a woman riding a sled
Google

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
An illustration shows a cozy cabin where all the furniture is made out of coffee mugs.
Google

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.
Illustration of giant Christmas tree in a town plaza
Google

Trillions of Parameters: Are AI models with trillions of parameters the new normal?

The trend toward ever-larger models crossed the threshold from immense to ginormous. Google kicked off 2021 with Switch Transformer, the first published work to exceed a trillion parameters, weighing in at 1.6 trillion.
Two images showing RETRO Architecture and Gopher (280B) vs State of the Art
Google

Large Language Models Shrink: Gopher and RETRO prove lean language models can push boundaries.

DeepMind released three papers that push the boundaries — and examine the issues — of large language models.
Google's Decision Transformer
Google

Reinforcement Learning Transformed: Transformers succeed at reinforcemend learning tasks.

Transformers have matched or exceeded earlier architectures in language modeling and image classification. New work shows they can achieve state-of-the-art results in some reinforcement learning tasks as well.
Animated graphics from Google demonstrate Project Relate, a tool for recognizing impaired speech. .
Google

Everyone Has a Voice: Project Relate Offers Synthesized Speech that Works in Real Time

An Android app offers speech recognition model for speech impaired by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
Animated image that shows highlights of the U.S. AI Strategy.
Google

U.S. AI Strategy In Gear: National Security Commision Influences U.S. Military AI Policy

Recommendations from the National Security Commission on AI were enshrined in over 190 laws in 2021.
An animation of a protein modeled by AlphaFold 2.
Google

DeepMind Doubles Down on AlphaFold: DeepMind Launches Company to Commercialize AlphaFold 2

Isomorphic aims to build its business on AlphaFold 2, an ensemble of neural networks that finds the shapes of protein molecules.
First image showing the Google Tensor chip. Second image showing the Google Pixel 6 phone
Google

Competition Heats Up in Mobile AI: Google Designed Its Own Tensor AI Chip for Smartphones

Google designed its own AI chip for its new smartphone — a snub to Qualcomm, the dominant chip vendor in Android phones. What’s new: Google debuted the Tensor chip last week
Illustration of Thumbzilla destroying a city and shooting lightning from its mouth (T-Rex with Facebook thumbs up)
Google

Don’t Be Evil: What if AI Enables Corporations to Become Truly Evil?

Tech companies generally try to be (or to appear to be) socially responsible. Would some rather let AI’s negative impacts slide?
Animations that shows how the Google Search Algorithm works with Multimodal AI
Google

Search Goes Multimodal: Google Upgrades its Search Algorithm with Multimodal AI

Google will upgrade its search engine with a new model that tracks the relationships between words, images, and, in time, videos — the first fruit of its latest research into multimodal machine learning and multilingual language modeling.

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