Mar 24, 2021

7 Posts

Tag-Retrieve-Compose-Synthesize (TReCS)
Mar 24, 2021

Pictures From Words and Gestures

A new system combines verbal descriptions and crude lines to visualize complex scenes. Google researchers led by Jing Yu Koh proposed Tag-Retrieve-Compose-Synthesize (TReCS), a system that generates photorealistic images by describing what they want to see while mousing around on a blank screen.
System explaining an AI system
Mar 24, 2021

The Batch: Networking License Plate Readers, Calling Out Unreproducible Results, Seeing What the Brain Sees, Chatbots Against Depression

Earlier today, I spoke at a DeepLearning.AI event about MLOps, a field that aims to make building and deploying machine learning models more systematic. AI system development will...
Neighborhood being monitored by AI-powered cameras
Mar 24, 2021

Partners in Surveillance

Police are increasingly able to track motor vehicles throughout the U.S. using a network of AI-powered cameras — many owned by civilians. Flock, which sells automatic license plate readers is encouraging enforcers to use its network to monitor cars and trucks outside their jurisdiction.
Images generated by a network designed to visualize what goes on in peoples’ brains while they watch Doctor Who
Mar 24, 2021

What the Brain Sees

What’s creepier than images from the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who? Images generated by a network designed to visualize what goes on in peoples’ brains while they watch Doctor Who.
Square brackets with lines disappearing inside
Mar 24, 2021

Spotlight on Unreproducible Results

A new website calls out AI research that may not lend itself to being reproduced. Papers Without Code maintains a directory of AI systems that researchers tried but failed to reproduce.
Commercial about The Trevor Lifeline
Mar 24, 2021

Chatbots Against Depression

A language model is helping crisis-intervention volunteers practice their suicide-prevention skills. The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that operates a 24-hour hotline for LGBTQ youth, uses a “crisis contact simulator” to train its staff in how to talk with troubled teenagers.
System explaining an AI system
Mar 24, 2021

Data-Centric AI Development, Part 2: A Critical Shift in Perspective

Earlier today, I spoke at a DeepLearning.AI event about MLOps, a field that aims to make building and deploying machine learning models more systematic. AI system development will move faster if we can shift from being model-centric to being data-centric.

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