Jul 14, 2021

6 Posts

Andrew Ng sitting in the Blue Origin passenger capsule
Jul 14, 2021

The Batch: Walking the Robot Dog, Mistaking German for English, Making Art With an Image Classifier, Zero-Shot Object Detection

I’ve been following with excitement the recent progress in space launches. Earlier this week, Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic team flew a rocket plane 53 miles up, earning him astronaut wings.
Screen captures of a job interviews automation system
Jul 14, 2021

Danke for the Interview

An independent test found flaws in AI systems designed to evaluate job applicants. MyInterview and Curious Thing, which automate job interviews, gave a candidate who spoke only in German high marks on English proficiency, according to MIT Technology Review.
Series of AI generated imagery
Jul 14, 2021

CLIP Art

Creative engineers are combining deep learning systems to produce a groundswell of generated imagery. Researchers, hackers, and artists are producing new works by pairing CLIP, a pretrained image classifier, with a generative adversarial network (GAN).
Andrew Ng sitting in the Blue Origin passenger capsule
Jul 14, 2021

The New Space Race

I’ve been following with excitement the recent progress in space launches. Earlier this week, Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic team flew a rocket plane 53 miles up, earning him astronaut wings.
Image showing how object detectors work
Jul 14, 2021

I Know It When I See It

Object detectors typically detect only items that were labeled in their training data. A new method liberates them to locate and recognize a much wider variety of objects.
A four-legged robot walking over difficult and changing terrain
Jul 14, 2021

Walking the Dog

A reinforcement learning system enabled a four-legged robot to amble over unfamiliar, rapidly changing terrain.

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