Jan 29, 2020

7 Posts

Fighting Coronavirus, Hunting Drug Dealers, Fixing Bugs, Regulating AI, Accelerating Text-to-Speech
Jan 29, 2020

Fighting Coronavirus, Hunting Drug Dealers, Fixing Bugs, Regulating AI, Accelerating Text-to-Speech

I just finished reading BJ Fogg’s new book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything. Fogg explains that the best way to build a new habit is to start small and succeed, rather than starting too big and giving up. For example, rather than trying to exercise for 30
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Three people wearing face masks on a plane
Jan 29, 2020

Stopping Coronavirus

A company that analyzes online information to predict epidemics spotted the upsurge in coronavirus at least a week ahead of public-health authorities. Canadian startup BlueDot alerted customers to the outbreak in he Chinese city of Wuhan on New Year’s Eve.
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Information related to the kNN-LM algorithm
Jan 29, 2020

Helpful Neighbors

School teachers may not like to hear this, but sometimes you get the best answer by peeking at your neighbor’s paper. A new language model framework peeks at the training data for context when making a prediction.
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Capture of an Instagram post related to drug dealing
Jan 29, 2020

Hunting Online Drug Dealers

Can machine learning help address the scourge of opioid addiction? A public health researcher developed a neural network that spots sellers of opioids on social media, Recode reported.
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Information related to FastSpeech, a text-to-speech system
Jan 29, 2020

Text to Speech in Parallel

A new system marks a step forward in converting text to speech: It’s fast at inference, reduces word errors, and provides some control over the speed and inflection of generated speech.What’s new: Yi Ren, Yangjun Ruan, and their co-authors at Zhejiang
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Person on an online job interview
Jan 29, 2020

Limits on AI Job Interviews

As employers turn to AI to evaluate job applicants, a U.S. state imposed limits on how such tools can be used. The Illinois legislature passed the AI Video Act, which gives candidates a measure of control over how hiring managers collect and store video interviews.
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GitHub logo illustration
Jan 29, 2020

The Right Problem for Your Solution

A new tool connects novice programmers with projects that match their experience and interests. Github’s Good First Issues tool uses deep learning to find easy-to-fix issues among the collaborative software development platform’s multitude of open source projects.
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