Jun 10, 2020

7 Posts

AI's Progress Problem, Recognizing Masked Faces, Mapping Underwater Ecosystems, Augmenting Features
Jun 10, 2020

AI's Progress Problem, Recognizing Masked Faces, Mapping Underwater Ecosystems, Augmenting Features

Last week, I wrote about the diversity problem in AI and why we need to fix it. I asked you to tell us about your experiences as a Black person in AI or share the names of Black colleagues you admire.
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Images containing various atlas and graphs
Jun 10, 2020

Underwater Atlas

The ocean contains distinct ecosystems, but they’re much harder to see than terrestrial forests or savannas. A new model helps scientists better understand patterns of undersea life, which is threatened by pollution, invasive species, and warming temperatures.
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Hamster running in a hamster ball
Jun 10, 2020

Running Fast, Standing Still

Machine learning researchers report better and better results, but some of that progress may be illusory. Some models that appear to set a new state of the art haven’t been compared properly to their predecessors, Science News reports based on several published surveys.
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Graphs and data related to Plan2Vec
Jun 10, 2020

Visual Strategies for RL

Reinforcement learning can beat humans at video games, but humans are better at coming up with strategies to master more complex tasks. New work enables neural networks to connect the dots.
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Data related to methods for curating news feeds
Jun 10, 2020

Algorithms Choose the News

Machines took another step toward doing the work of journalists. Microsoft laid off dozens of human editors who select articles for the MSN news service and app. Going forward, AI will do the job.
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Face recognition system working on people wearing masks
Jun 10, 2020

Who Was That Masked Protester?

Vendors of face recognition are updating their tech as people don masks to protect against Covid-19. Police are bound to take notice. Companies that provide computer vision systems, including at least one that supplies law enforcement agencies, are training models to recognize obscured faces.
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Data and graphs related to a method that synthesizes extracted features of underrepresented classes
Jun 10, 2020

Augmentation for Features

In any training dataset, some classes may have relatively few examples. A new technique can improve a trained model’s performance on such underrepresented classes. Researchers introduced a method that synthesizes extracted features of underrepresented classes.
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