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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 AI Developers Lower Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

You can reduce your model’s carbon emissions by being choosy about when and where you train it.
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Responsible AI pyramid
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Ethical AI 2.0

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
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams.What’s new: Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
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Who Needs Programming?
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Who Needs Programming?

The next killer AI application may be developed by someone who has never heard of gradient descent.What’s new: A rising generation of software development platforms serves users
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Fake face diagram
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Fake Faces Are Good Training Data

Collecting and annotating a dataset of facial portraits is a big job. New research shows that synthetic data can work just as well.What's new: A team led by Erroll Wood and Tadas Baltrušaitis at Microsoft used
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MobileNet
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High Accuracy at Low Power

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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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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Two images showing RETRO Architecture and Gopher (280B) vs State of the Art
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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.
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Animation showing GPT-3 in full action
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GPT-3 for All: GPT-3 is Available for Select Azure Users

Microsoft is making GPT-3 available to selected customers through its Azure cloud service.
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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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Results of survey about how AI Engineers vs US public feel about ethical issues
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AI Engineers Weigh In on AI Ethics: Survey Shows How AI Engineers Feel About Ethical Issues

Machine learning researchers tend to trust international organizations, distrust military forces, and disagree on how much disclosure is necessary when describing new models, a new study found.
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Apple's CEO Tim Cook discussing privacy with a Privacy sign above him
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User Privacy Versus Child Safety

Apple, which has made a point of its commitment to user privacy, announced that it will scan iPhones for evidence of child abuse. The tech giant will include a machine learning model on the device.
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Graph showing types of phishing attacks
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24/7 Phish Fry

Foiling attackers who try to lure email users into clicking on a malicious link is a cat-and-mouse game, as phishing tactics evolve to evade detection. But machine learning models designed to recognize phishing attempts can evolve, too, through automatic retraining and checks to maintain accuracy.
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System Oscar+ working
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Sharper Eyes For Vision+Language

Models that interpret the interplay of words and images tend to be trained on richer bodies of text than images. Recent research worked toward giving such models a more balanced knowledge of the two domains.
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Pain Points in Black and White

A model designed to assess medical patients’ pain levels matched the patients’ own reports better than doctors’ estimates did — when the patients were Black.
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