Jun 08, 2022

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Graph US Three-month treasury bill secondary market interest rate, discount basis
Jun 08, 2022

The Batch: Top 100 AI Startups, Inside the Mind of DALL·E 2, Child Welfare Officials Drop AI, Fresh Images From Cellular Automata

Last week, I wrote about how rising interest rates are likely to lead investors and other finance professionals to focus on short-term returns rather than longer-term investments. Nonetheless, I believe this is still a good time to invest in long-term bets on AI.
CB Insights list of 100 notable AI startups
Jun 08, 2022

Standout Startups: The Top 100 AI Startups off 2022

AI startups are creating high value across a wide variety of industries. CB Insights, which tracks tech startups, published the latest edition of the AI 100, its annual list of 100 notable AI startups.
Examples of Dall-E searches
Jun 08, 2022

DALL·E 2’s Emergent Vocabulary: DALL-E 2 Invents its Own Words and Concepts

OpenAI’s text-to-image generator DALL·E 2 produces pictures with uncanny creativity on demand. Has it invented its own language as well? Ask DALL·E 2 to generate an image that includes text, and often its output will include seemingly random characters.
Animation showing probability of children who may benefit from intervention
Jun 08, 2022

Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI: Oregon and Pennsylvania Halt Use of AI Tool for At-Risk Kids

Officials in charge of protecting children stopped using a machine learning model designed to help them make decisions in difficult cases. The U.S. state of Oregon halted its use of an algorithm intended to identify children who may benefit from intervention.
Variational Neural Cellular Automata (VNCA) overview
Jun 08, 2022

Tech Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art: Image Generation Technique Works Pixel By Pixel

The computational systems known as cellular automata reproduce patterns of pixels by iteratively applying simple rules based loosely on the behavior of biological cells. New work extends their utility from reproducing images to generating new ones.
U.S. Three-Month Treasury Bill Secondary Market Interest Rate, Discount Basis
Jun 08, 2022

What Rising Interest Rates Mean for AI, Part 2: Why It Still Makes Sense to Forge Ahead

Last week, I wrote about how rising interest rates are likely to lead investors and other finance professionals to focus on short-term returns rather than longer-term investments.

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