Jun 19, 2019

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Photo from the International Conference on Machine Learning
Jun 19, 2019

The Batch: AI Jobs in Flux, Robot Tanks, Deepfakes in DC, Psychosis Detection

Last Friday, I attended the International Conference on Machine Learning. I spoke at the AI and Climate Change workshop on projects we’re doing to model methane emissions and on wind turbines. John Platt gave an overview of climate issues.
Screen full of code
Jun 19, 2019

The AI Job Market Shifts

Tech giants have slowed down their hiring for pure AI research. But don’t let that cool your ambitions. A journalist spoke with six industry insiders about hiring trends. His sources said their companies no longer are building huge research teams. Instead, they’re staffing up AI engineering.
The PrGAN architecture for generating 2D silhouettes of shapes factorized into a 3D shape generator
Jun 19, 2019

3D Shapes From 2D Pictures

Images produced by generative adversarial networks can be nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a GAN-made 3D representation could be worth a million.
Processes involved in vector unpacking
Jun 19, 2019

The Sound of Psychosis

Neuroscientists developed a system that, they say, can detect subtle signs of psychosis in conversational speech.
In this pick and place task, the user provided demo moves the cup to the right edge of the table
Jun 19, 2019

Robots Can Learn From Mistakes

Typical deep reinforcement learning requires millions of training iterations as the network stumbles around in search of the right solution. New research suggests that AI can learn faster by considering its mistakes.
Panel at the House Intelligence Committee
Jun 19, 2019

Mr. Deepfake Goes to Washington

U.S. representatives mulled over legal precedents for — and impediments to — regulating the realistic computer-generated videos known as deepfakes.
Two toy robots racing
Jun 19, 2019

Living Room Wars

Drone maker DJI released a toy robot tank that shoots splattering pellets, skitters on omnidirectional wheels, and learns to navigate the playroom battlefield.

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