Data related to adversarial learning
Microsoft

Adversarial Helper

Models that learn relationships between images and words are gaining a higher profile. New research shows that adversarial learning, usually a way to make models robust to deliberately misleading inputs, can boost vision-and-language performance.
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Harry Shum
Microsoft

Harry Shum: Assisted Artistry

In 2021, I envision that the AI community will create more tools to unleash human creativity. AI will help people across the globe to communicate and express emotions and moods in their own unique ways.
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Bert (muppet) and information related to BERT (transformer-based machine learning technique)
Microsoft

Do Muppets Have Common Sense?

Two years after it pointed a new direction for language models, Bert still hovers near the top of several natural language processing leaderboards. A new study considers whether Bert simply excels at tracking word order or or learns something closer to common sense.
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Graphs with data related to Microsoft's library DeepSpeed
Microsoft

Toward 1 Trillion Parameters

An open source library could spawn trillion-parameter neural networks and help small-time developers build big-league models. Microsoft upgraded DeepSpeed, a library that accelerates the PyTorch deep learning framework.
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Face recognition system in a supermarket
Microsoft

Tech Giants Face Off With Police

Three of the biggest AI vendors pledged to stop providing face recognition services to police — but other companies continue to serve the law-enforcement market.
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Partnership in AI, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft logos
Microsoft

Baidu Leaves Partnership on AI

Baidu backed out of a U.S.-led effort to promote ethics in AI, leaving the project without a Chinese presence. The Beijing-based search giant withdrew from the Partnership on AI, a consortium that promotes cooperation on issues like digital privacy and algorithmic bias.
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Talking bubbles inside talking bubbles
Microsoft

Bigger is Better

Natural language processing lately has come to resemble an arms race, as the big AI companies build models that encompass ever larger numbers of parameters. Microsoft recently held the record — but not for long.
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Data related to methods for curating news feeds
Microsoft

Algorithms Choose the News

Machines took another step toward doing the work of journalists. Microsoft laid off dozens of human editors who select articles for the MSN news service and app. Going forward, AI will do the job.
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Pumpjacks extracting oil during sunset
Microsoft

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.
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Animated drawing of hardware related to AI
Microsoft

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.
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Graph related to a machine learning model that reads the titles of bug reports
Microsoft

Bug Squasher

A new algorithm can triage programming bugs, highlighting dangerous flaws. Microsoft researchers developed a machine learning model that reads the titles of bug reports and recognizes those describing flaws that compromise security.
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Graphs related to double descent
Microsoft

Moderating the ML Roller Coaster

Wait a minute — we added training data, and our model’s performance got worse?! New research offers a way to avoid so-called double descent.
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Conference on Microsoft Teams with a person eating a chip bag
Microsoft

Silent Snacking

As working from home becomes the new normal, AI may protect you from the sound of coworkers munching while they chat. No more smacking lips and rustling chip bags! Microsoft’s online collaboration platform Teams announced a feature that removes extraneous sounds from videoconferences.
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Exercise training system working
Microsoft

Personal TrAIner

No more sloppy workouts: AI can correct your form. A home exercise system uses neural nets to analyze your motions and tell you when you perform a move properly, reports The Verge.
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Rendering of simulated environment
Microsoft

OpenAI Under Fire

An icon of idealism in AI stands accused of letting its ambition eclipse its principles. Founded in 2015 to develop artificial general intelligence for the good of humankind, OpenAI swapped its ideals for cash.
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