Mar 31, 2021

6 Posts

Tesla Under Investigation, Star Trek: The Chatbot, Attention For Vision Models, Spies Embrace AI
Mar 31, 2021

Tesla Under Investigation, Star Trek: The Chatbot, Attention For Vision Models, Spies Embrace AI

I have a two-year-old daughter, and am expecting my son to be born later this week. When I think about what we can do to build a brighter future for our children, the most important thing is...
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Person driving a Tesla car
Mar 31, 2021

Tesla Safety Under Investigation

U.S. authorities are investigating Tesla’s self-driving technology. Federal regulators launched a probe of nearly two dozen accidents, some of them fatal, that involved Tesla vehicles equipped for self-driving.
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Sequence related to image processing
Mar 31, 2021

Vision Models Get Some Attention

Self-attention is a key element in state-of-the-art language models, but it struggles to process images because its memory requirement rises rapidly with the size of the input. New research addresses the issue with a simple twist on a convolutional neural network.
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Star Trek actor William Shatner
Mar 31, 2021

Star Trek: The Videobot Generation

A digital doppelgänger of Star Trek’s original star will let fans chat with him — possibly well beyond his lifetime. AI startup StoryFile built a lifelike videobot of actor William Shatner, best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek.
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Sequence showing a training step that uses different perspectives of the same patient to enhance unsupervised pretraining
Mar 31, 2021

Same Patient, Different Views

When you lack labeled training data, pretraining a model on unlabeled data can compensate. New research pretrained a model three times to boost performance on a medical imaging task.
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Graph showing key AI characteristics
Mar 31, 2021

On Her Majesty’s Secret Algorithm

The UK’s electronic surveillance agency published its plan to use AI. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) outlined its intention to use machine learning to combat security threats, human trafficking, and disinformation — and to do so ethically — in a new report.
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