Jan 27, 2021

6 Posts

Reading Viruses, Liberating Drones, Detecting Earthquakes, Social Networking For The Blind, Competition For GANs
Jan 27, 2021

Reading Viruses, Liberating Drones, Detecting Earthquakes, Social Networking For The Blind, Competition For GANs

Last week, I talked about how best practices for machine learning projects are not one-size-fits-all, and how they vary depending on whether a project uses structured or unstructured data, and whether the dataset is small or big. Another dimension that affects best practices is which phase of
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Facebook service describing a photo on Instagram
Jan 27, 2021

Every Picture Tells a Story

Facebook expanded a system of vision, language, and speech models designed to open the social network to users who are visually impaired. A Facebook service that describes photos in a synthesized voice now recognizes 1,200 visual concepts — 10 times more than the previous version.
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Drone flying over a massive field
Jan 27, 2021

Drones Unleashed

U.S. regulators for the first time allowed commercial operators of autonomous aerial vehicles to fly out of operators’ sight. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration authorized drone maker American Robotics to fly without requirement.
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Examples of images being produced from noise
Jan 27, 2021

Images From Noise

Generative adversarial networks and souped-up language models aren’t the only image generators around. Researchers recently upgraded an alternative known as score-based generative models.
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Data related to a language model that predicts mutations that would enable infectious viruses
Jan 27, 2021

The Language of Viruses

A neural network learned to read the genes of viruses as though they were text. That could enable researchers to page ahead for potentially dangerous mutations. Researchers at MIT trained a language model to predict mutations that would enable infectious viruses to become even more virulent.
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Data and graphs related to a new model capable of detecting tremors
Jan 27, 2021

Quake Watch

Detecting earthquakes is an important step toward warning surrounding communities that damaging seismic waves may be headed their way. A new model detects tremors and provides clues to their epicenter.
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