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Toward Machines That LOL: Scientists Teach a Speech Recognition Robot to Laugh

Even if we manage to stop robots from taking over the world, they may still have the last laugh. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a series of neural networks that enable a robot engaged in spoken conversation to chortle along with its human interlocutor.
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Information related to Semi-Parametric Editing with a Retrieval-Augmented Counterfactual Model (SERAC)
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Update Any Language Model: New Method to Update Pretrained Language Models

The ability to update language models is essential to incorporate new information and correct undesirable behaviors. Previous methods are unwieldy and often fail as the amount of new data increases. New work offers a workaround.
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Prompting DALL·E for Fun and Profit: Where to Buy DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion Inputs

An online marketplace enables people to buy text prompts designed to produce consistent output from the new generation of text-to-image generators.
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Animated chart shows how AI can avoid mistaking an image's subject for its context.
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Taming Spurious Correlations: New Technique Helps AI Avoid Classification Mistakes

When a neural network learns image labels, it may confuse a background item for the labeled object. New research avoids such mistakes.
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Deepfakes Against Profanity: Film Makers of Fall Used AI to Remove F-Words

The filmmakers used technology from Flawless AI to clean up the language, enabling the film to earn a rating that welcomes younger viewers.
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Large Language Models Unbound.
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Large Language Models Unbound.

A worldwide collaboration produced the biggest open source language model to date.What’s new: BLOOM is a family of language models built by the BigScience Research Workshop, a collective of over 1,000 researchers from 250 institutions
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A flowchart shows how a jury learning method reduces annotator bias in machine learning models.
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Choose the Right Annotators

A new machine learning method attempts to account for biases that may be held by certain subsets of labelers.
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A series of graphs show the carbon emissions associated with training AI models.
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Cutting the Carbon Cost of Training: A New Tool Helps AI Developers Lower Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

You can reduce your model’s carbon emissions by being choosy about when and where you train it.
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Ethical AI 2.0

Microsoft tightened the reins on both AI developers and customers.What’s new: The tech titan revised its Responsible AI Standard and restricted access to some AI capabilities accordingly.
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation.What’s new: Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like
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Order in the Court
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Order in the Court

Machine learning is helping lawyers sift through mountains of documents to find evidence.What’s new: The legal technology company Everlaw launched a clustering feature that automatically organizes up to 25 million
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DeepNet Graph Layers vs years
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Pile on the Layers!

Adding layers to a neural network puts the “deep” in deep learning, but it also increases the chance that the network will get stuck during training. A new approach effectively trains transformers with an order of magnitude more layers
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Toward Next-Gen Language Models

A new benchmark aims to raise the bar for large language models.What’s new: Researchers at 132 institutions worldwide introduced the Beyond the Imitation Game benchmark (BIG-bench), which includes tasks that humans
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LaMDA Comes Alive?
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LaMDA Comes Alive?

A chatbot persuaded at least one person that it has feelings.What’s new: A senior engineer at Google announced his belief that the company’s latest conversational language model is sentient. Google put the
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DALL·E 2’s Emergent Vocabulary
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DALL·E 2’s Emergent Vocabulary

OpenAI’s text-to-image generator DALL·E 2 produces pictures with uncanny creativity on demand. Has it invented its own language as well?What’s new: Ask DALL·E 2 to generate an image that includes text, and often its
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