Jun 03, 2020

6 Posts

Angry emoji over dozens of Facebook like buttons
Jun 03, 2020

Facebook Likes Extreme Content

Facebook’s leadership has thwarted changes in its algorithms aimed at making the site less polarizing, according to the Wall Street Journal. The social network’s own researchers determined that its AI software promotes divisive content.
2 min read
Data and information related to shortcut learning
Jun 03, 2020

When Models Take Shortcuts

Neuroscientists once thought they could train rats to navigate mazes by color. Rats don’t perceive colors at all. Instead, they rely on the distinct odors of different colors of paint. New work finds that neural networks are prone to this sort of misalignment between training goals and learning.
2 min read
Dishwashing robot working
Jun 03, 2020

AI Does the Dishes

A pioneer in dishwashing robots is reaching into commercial kitchens. Dishcraft Robotics uses machines equipped with computer vision to scrub dirties for corporate food services and, soon, restaurants.
1 min read
Self-driving car from the inside
Jun 03, 2020

Cars Idled, AV Makers Keep Rolling

The pandemic has forced self-driving car companies off the road. Now they’re moving forward by refining their mountains of training data. Self-driving cars typically collect real-world training data with two human operators onboard, but Covid-19 makes that unsafe at any speed.
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Data related to YOLOv4
Jun 03, 2020

Another Look at YOLO

The latest update of the acclaimed real-time object detector You Only Look Once is more accurate than ever. Researchers at Taiwan’s Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica offer YOLOv4 — the first version not to include the architecture’s original creators.
2 min read
Series of pictures of hotels and resorts located in African countries
Jun 03, 2020

Goodbye Tourists, Hello Labelers

Covid-19 has cost many workers their livelihood, but it has provided a lucky few on the lowest rungs of Africa’s machine learning industry with luxury suites.
2 min read

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