Jun 24, 2020

6 Posts

US Notice of Action
Jun 24, 2020

The Batch: Who Still Sells Face Recognition to Police?, AI's Talent Pipeline, Misleading Research, Scaling Models from Serve

I was dismayed on Monday to read that the U.S. is suspending the H1-B visa program at least through the end of the year. This effort to discourage immigration can only bring distress to workers from other countries and harm to the U.S.
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Face recognition system in a supermarket
Jun 24, 2020

Tech Giants Face Off With Police

Three of the biggest AI vendors pledged to stop providing face recognition services to police — but other companies continue to serve the law-enforcement market.
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Excerpts from Global AI Talent Tracker report
Jun 24, 2020

Mapping AI’s Talent Pipeline

China launches most of AI’s top researchers, but the U.S. is their number-one destination. U.S.-based research group MacroPolo published the Global AI Talent Tracker. The report traces international trends in education and employment among elite engineers.
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Information related to the Once-for-All (OFA) method
Jun 24, 2020

Build Once, Run Anywhere

From server to smartphone, devices with less processing speed and memory require smaller networks. Instead of building and training separate models to run on a variety of hardware, a new approach trains a single network that can be adapted to any device.
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Partnership in AI, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft logos
Jun 24, 2020

Baidu Leaves Partnership on AI

Baidu backed out of a U.S.-led effort to promote ethics in AI, leaving the project without a Chinese presence. The Beijing-based search giant withdrew from the Partnership on AI, a consortium that promotes cooperation on issues like digital privacy and algorithmic bias.
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Excerpt from study about models that learn to predict task-specific distance metrics
Jun 24, 2020

Misleading Metrics

A growing body of literature shows that some steps in AI’s forward march may actually move sideways. A new study questions advances in metric learning.
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