May 22, 2019

5 Posts

Christine Payne (left) and Andrew Ng (right) having a conversation
May 22, 2019

The Batch: Face Recognition Sparks Revolt, Deepfakes Find Their Voice, Retail Embraces AI

So many people who are just starting out in machine learning are doing amazing work. With online education, open source software, and open publications, it takes less time than ever to go from 0 to 100 in ML.
Amazon Go store facade
May 22, 2019

Retailers Spend on Smarter Stores

Retailers are expected to more than triple their outlay for AI over the next few years. A new report from Juniper Research estimates that global retailers will spend $12 billion on AI services by 2023, up from $3.6 billion in 2019.
Model architecture that generates English speech from Spanish speech
May 22, 2019

Direct Speech-to-Speech Translation

Systems that translate between spoken languages typically take the intermediate step of translating speech into text. A new approach shows that neural networks can translate speech directly without first representing the words as text.
Ape roller skating on an ice rink
May 22, 2019

Aping Joe Rogan

The tide of AI-driven fakery rose higher around the Internet’s ankles as the synthesized voice of comedian/podcaster Joe Rogan announced his purported formation of a hockey team made up of chimpanzees.
Probe sketch and face recognition system
May 22, 2019

Face Recognition in the Crosshairs

Unfounded worries over malevolent machines awakening into sentience seem to be receding. But fears of face recognition erupted last week — the rumblings of a gathering anti-surveillance movement.

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