New Year

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Reza Zadeh photographed during a conference
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Reza Zadeh: Active Learning Takes Off

As we enter the new year, there is a growing hope that the recent explosion of generative AI will bring significant progress in active learning. This technique, which enables machine learning systems to generate their own training examples and request them to be labeled...
Portrait photograph of Been Kim
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Been Kim: A Scientific Approach to Interpretability

It’s an exciting time for AI, with fascinating advances in generated media and many other applications, some even in science and medicine. Some folks may dream about what more AI can create and how much bigger models we may engineer.
Douwe Kiela with a l
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Douwe Kiela: Less Hype, More Caution

This year we really started to see the mainstreaming of AI. Systems like Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT captured the public imagination to an extent we haven’t seen before in our field.
Yoshua Bengio teaching
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Yoshua Bengio - Models That Reason: Yoshua Bengio wants neural nets that reason.

Recent advances in deep learning largely have come by brute force: taking the latest architectures and scaling up compute power, data, and engineering. Do we have the architectures we need, and all that remains is to develop better hardware and datasets so we can keep...
Matt Zeiler
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Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for good.

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
Photograph of Yale Song
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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.
Chip Huyen
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Chip Huyen: AI that adapts to changing conditions.

Until recently, big data processing has been dominated by batch systems like MapReduce and Spark, which allow us to periodically process a large amount of data very efficiently.
Alexei Efros
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Alexei Efros: Learning from the ground up.

Things are really starting to get going in the field of AI. After many years (decades?!) of focusing on algorithms, the AI community is finally ready to accept the central role of data and the high-capacity models that are capable of taking advantage of this data.
Wolfram Burgard
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Wolfram Burgard: Train robots in the real world.

Robots are tremendously useful machines, and I would like to see them applied to every task where they can do some good. Yet we don’t have enough programmers for all this hardware and all these tasks.
Abeba Birhane
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Abeba Birhane: Clean up web datasets.

From language to vision models, deep neural networks are marked by improved performance, higher efficiency, and better generalizations. Yet, these systems are also marked by perpetuation of bias and injustice.
Ilya Sutskever
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Ilya Sutskever: Fusion of Language and Vision

The past year was the first in which general-purpose models became economically useful. GPT-3, in particular, demonstrated that large language models have surprising linguistic competence and the ability to perform a wide variety of useful tasks.
Harry Shum
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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.
Matthew Mattina
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Matthew Mattina: Life- Saving Models in Your Pocket

Look at the tip of a standard #2 pencil. Now, imagine performing over one trillion multiplication operations in the area of that pencil tip every second. This can be accomplished using today’s 7nm semiconductor technology.
Fei-Fei Li
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Fei-Fei Li: Invigorating the U.S. AI Ecosystem

The United States has been a leader in science and technology for decades, and all nations have benefitted from its innovations. But U.S. leadership in AI is not guaranteed.

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