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One Model Does It All: Multi-task AI models got more sophisticated in 2022.

Individual deep learning models proved their mettle in hundreds of tasks. The scope of multi-task models expanded dramatically in the past year.
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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks: Multimodal Transformer Performs Over 600 Different Tasks

Researchers took a step toward achieving a longstanding goal: One model that performs a whole lot of very different tasks. Scott Reed, Konrad Żołna, Emilio Parisotto and a team at DeepMind announced Gato.
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AI Versus the Garbage Heap: How Amazon uses AI to cut waste.

Amazon reported long-term success using machine learning to shrink its environmental footprint. The online retailer developed a system that fuses product descriptions, images, and structured data to decide how an item should be packed for shipping.
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and DALL-E, are taking over AI.

While models like GPT-3 and EfficientNet, which work on text and images respectively, are responsible for some of deep learning’s highest-profile successes, approaches that find relationships between text and images made impressive
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Richer Video Representations: Pretraining Method Improves AI's Ability to Understand Video

To understand a movie scene, viewers often must remember or infer previous events and extrapolate potential consequences. New work improved a model’s ability to do the same.
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Crawl the Web, Absorb the Bias: NLP Models Absorb Biases from Web Training Data

The emerging generation of trillion-parameter models needs datasets of billions of examples, but the most readily available source of examples on that scale — the web — is polluted with bias and antisocial expressions. A new study examines the issue.
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Search Goes Multimodal: Google Upgrades its Search Algorithm with Multimodal AI

Google will upgrade its search engine with a new model that tracks the relationships between words, images, and, in time, videos — the first fruit of its latest research into multimodal machine learning and multilingual language modeling.
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Transformers: Smarter Than You Think

The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others.
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I Know It When I See It

Object detectors typically detect only items that were labeled in their training data. A new method liberates them to locate and recognize a much wider variety of objects.
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One Model for Vision-Language

Researchers have proposed task-agnostic architectures for image classification tasks and language tasks. New work proposes a single architecture for vision-language tasks.
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Large Language Models for Chinese

Researchers unveiled competition for the reigning large language model GPT-3. Four models collectively called Wu Dao were described by Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, a research collective funded by the Chinese government, according to Synced Review.
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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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How Art Makes AI Feel

An automated art critic spells out the emotional impact of images. Led by Panos Achlioptas, researchers at Ecole Polytechnique, King Abdullah University, and Stanford University trained a deep learning system to generate subjective interpretations of art.
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Tell Me a Picture

Two new models show a surprisingly sharp sense of the relationship between words and images. OpenAI, the for-profit research lab, announced a pair of models that have produced impressive results in multimodal learning: DALL·E.
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That Online Boutique, But Smarter

Why search for “a cotton dress shirt with button-down collar, breast pockets, barrel cuffs, scooped hem, and tortoise shell buttons in grey” when a photo and the words “that shirt, but grey” will do the trick? A new network understands the image-text combo.

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