May 27, 2020

7 Posts

AI's New Supercomputer, GANs as Simulators, Giant Chatbot Shootout, Big Tech Meets Big Oil
May 27, 2020

AI's New Supercomputer, GANs as Simulators, Giant Chatbot Shootout, Big Tech Meets Big Oil

I’m proud to announce that we held the 100th Pie & AI last Friday. Pie & AI is our meetup series that brings together members of the AI community worldwide for education, conversation, and a slice of pie.
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Replica of the video game Pac-Man generated by a GAN
May 27, 2020

Playing With GANs

Generative adversarial networks don’t just produce pretty pictures. They can build world models, too. A GAN generated a fully functional replica of the classic video game Pac-Man.
2 min read
Pumpjacks extracting oil during sunset
May 27, 2020

Do Oil and Algorithms Mix?

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are developing machine learning tools for the fossil fuel industry even as they pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
2 min read
Screen captures from videos generated by VidPress
May 27, 2020

Text to Video in Two Minutes

Will reading soon become obsolete? A new system converts text articles into videos. VidPress, a prototype project from Chinese tech giant Baidu, currently generates more than 1,000 narrated video summaries of news stories daily.
2 min read
Generative BST example and graph
May 27, 2020

Big Bot Makes Small Talk

Facebook recently rolled out its entry in the World’s Biggest Chatbot sweepstakes. In keeping with the company’s social-networking dominance, the bot is designed to excel at chitchat on any subject.
2 min read
A chatbot called Meena and a graph comparing it with other chatbot services
May 27, 2020

Toward Open-Domain Chatbots

Progress in language models is spawning a new breed of chatbots and, unlike their narrow-domain forebears, they have the gift of gab. Recent research tests the limits of conversational AI.
2 min read
Animated drawing of hardware related to AI
May 27, 2020

Horsepower for Next-Gen Networks

The for-profit research organization OpenAI has a new supercomputer to help achieve its dream of building the world’s most sophisticated AI. Microsoft engineered the new hardware network to train immense models on thousands of images, texts, and videos simultaneously.
1 min read

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