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AI Powers Strengthen Ties: Microsoft boosts its investment in OpenAI.

Microsoft deepened its high-stakes relationship with OpenAI. The tech giant confirmed rumors that it is boosting its investment in the research lab that created the ChatGPT large language model and other AI innovations.
Some results from the 2022 AI Strategy Report survey by MIT Sloan Management Review.
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AI as Officemate: Workers benefit from AI-powered assistance and tools.

Many workers benefit from AI in the office without knowing it, a new study found. MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group surveyed employees on their use of AI in their day-to-day work. Their findings...
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Generating Investment: Generative AI Startups Raise Hundreds of Millions in Funding

The generative gold rush is on. Venture capitalists are betting hundreds of millions of dollars on startups that use AI to generate images, text, and more, Wired reported.
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Smarts for Farms: Microsoft Open Sources AI Systems for Agriculture

The next green revolution may be happening in the server room. Microsoft open-sourced a set of AI tools designed to help farmers cut costs and improve yields.
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 NLP Models Lower Their 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 Revises its Responsible AI Standards

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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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort: Meta Restructures its AI Research Teams

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams. Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
No-code AI platform
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Who Needs Programming? Behind the rise of no-code AI.

The next killer AI application may be developed by someone who has never heard of gradient descent. A rising generation of software development platforms serves users who aren’t familiar with AI — and even programming.
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Fake Faces Are Good Training Data: Synthetic data improves face recognition performance.

Collecting and annotating a dataset of facial portraits is a big job. New research shows that synthetic data can work just as well.
Overview of Mobile-Former | Cross attention over the entire featuremap for the first token in Mobile→Former
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High Accuracy at Low Power: An energy efficient method for computer vision.

Equipment that relies on computer vision while unplugged — mobile phones, drones, satellites, autonomous cars — need power-efficient models. A new architecture set a record for accuracy per computation.
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Yale Song: Foundation models for vision.

Large models pretrained on immense quantities of text have been proven to provide strong foundations for solving specialized language tasks. My biggest hope for AI in 2022 is...
Yoav Shoham
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Yoav Shoham: Language models that reason.

I believe that natural language processing in 2022 will re-embrace symbolic reasoning, harmonizing it with the statistical operation of modern neural networks. Let me explain what I mean by this.
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Large Language Models Shrink: Gopher and RETRO prove lean language models can push boundaries.

DeepMind released three papers that push the boundaries — and examine the issues — of large language models.
An animation shows how to opt out of Facebook's face recognition services.
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.
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GPT-3 for All: GPT-3 NLP Model is Available for Select Azure Users

Microsoft is making GPT-3 available to selected customers through its Azure cloud service.

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