Jan 05, 2022

6 Posts

Onion inside a tangerine peel
Jan 05, 2022

The Batch: Failing AI 101, Google's Robot Workforce, AI Against High Taxes, Ethics for Automated Armies

One rule I try to live by is to not surprise my collaborators. During a project, for example, a deadline may slip, or a customer may drop out.
Robot cleaning a table
Jan 05, 2022

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.
Excerpts from a true-or-false questionnaire related to AI
Jan 05, 2022

U.S. Adults Fail AI 101

Most Americans don’t understand AI, according to a new survey. Only 16 percent of adults in the United States got a passing grade on a true-or-false questionnaire of AI’s capabilities and uses.
Tax planning model AI Economist
Jan 05, 2022

Tax Relief the AI Way: AI Economist creates optimal tax rate.

Nothing is certain except death and taxes, the saying goes — but how to make taxes fair and beneficial remains an open question. New research aims to answer it.
Excerpts from ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems.
Jan 05, 2022

Ethics for an Automated Army: Department of Defense issues AI ethics.

The U.S. Department of Defense issued new ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems. The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, which issues contracts for AI and other high-tech systems, issued guidelines that contractors must follow.
Jan 05, 2022

Why Active Learning Fails: Pairing active learning with visual question answering.

Where labeled training data is scarce, an algorithm can learn to request labels for key examples. While this practice, known as active learning, can supply labeled examples that improve performance in some tasks, it fails in others.

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