Jul 15, 2020

5 Posts

People holding a "No student ban, no deportations" sign
Jul 15, 2020

The Batch: Easier Shopping, Smarter Manufacturing, Scarier Monsters, Sharper Headlines

Last week, I wrote about the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy that would have forced international students to leave the country if their university went fully online to manage the risk of Covid-19.
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AI-powered camera spotting a damaged product
Jul 15, 2020

Assembly Line AI

Computer vision has been learning how to spot manufacturing flaws. The pandemic is accelerating that education. Companies like Instrumental and Elementary are making AI-powered cameras that automate the spotting of damaged or badly assembled products on factory assembly lines.
1 min read
Examples of clothes image-text combo search
Jul 15, 2020

That Online Boutique, But Smarter

Why search for “a cotton dress shirt with button-down collar, breast pockets, barrel cuffs, scooped hem, and tortoise shell buttons in grey” when a photo and the words “that shirt, but grey” will do the trick? A new network understands the image-text combo.
2 min read
Examples and explanation of an automatic headline generation
Jul 15, 2020

AI Makes Headlines

Which headline was written by a computer? A: FIFA to Decide on 2022 World Cup in March B: Decision in March on 48-team 2022 World Cup, Says Infantino
2 min read
Takes from videogame Source of Madness
Jul 15, 2020

Monsters in Motion

How do you control a video game that generates a host of unique monsters for every match? With machine learning, naturally. The otherworldly creatures in Source of Madness learn how to target players through reinforcement learning.
1 min read

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