Jan 13, 2021

7 Posts

US Capitol during winter
Jan 13, 2021

The Batch: Propagandists Lie About AI, Language Models Grok Images, Machines Triage Covid Cases, World Models Shrink

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol building was overrun by insurrectionists at the moment when members of Congress were certifying the results of a national election. Reading accounts of how close the mob came to where those representatives had sheltered...
Face detection being used on a person during assault on the U.S. Capitol
Jan 13, 2021

AI Truths, AI Falsehoods

Face recognition is being used to identify people involved in last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol. It’s also being misused to support their cause.
AI-generated images with the model DALL-E
Jan 13, 2021

Tell Me a Picture

Two new models show a surprisingly sharp sense of the relationship between words and images. OpenAI, the for-profit research lab, announced a pair of models that have produced impressive results in multimodal learning: DALL·E.
Graphs comparing SGD + Momentum, Adam and AdaBelief
Jan 13, 2021

Striding Toward the Minimum

When you’re training a deep learning model, it can take days for an optimization algorithm to minimize the loss function. A new approach could save time.
Covid Fast Fax operating
Jan 13, 2021

The Fax About Tracking Covid

A pair of neural networks is helping to prioritize Covid-19 cases for contact tracing. The public health department of California’s Contra Costa County is using deep learning to sort Covid-19 cases reported via the pre-internet technology known as fax.
Graphs related to world models
Jan 13, 2021

It’s a Small World Model After All

World models, which learn a compressed representation of a dynamic environment like, say, a video game, have delivered top results in reinforcement learning. A new method makes them much smaller.
US Capitol during winter
Jan 13, 2021

How AI Can Strengthen Democracy

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol building was overrun by insurrectionists at the moment when members of Congress were certifying the results of a national election.

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