Nov 03, 2021

5 Posts

Animation showing how the Facebook algorithm awards points to a post
Nov 03, 2021

How Facebook Fills the Feed: Leaked Documents Show How Facebook's Algorithm Works

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm is a closely guarded secret. Newly leaked documents shed light on the company’s formula for prioritizing posts in an individual user’s feed.
3 min read
The Batch: Facebook's Algorithm Revealed, Google's Mobile AI Chip Unveiled, Art Forgeries Exposed, How Algorithms Understand Video
Nov 03, 2021

The Batch: Facebook's Algorithm Revealed, Google's Mobile AI Chip Unveiled, Art Forgeries Exposed, How Algorithms Understand Video

Dear friends, Years ago, whenever I had to do something boring or unpleasant — such as drive to work or go for a run — I used to listen to music to provide a distraction. Although I still appreciate music, as I got older I decided to cut out distractions.
10 min read
First image showing the Google Tensor chip. Second image showing the Google Pixel 6 phone
Nov 03, 2021

Competition Heats Up in Mobile AI: Google Designed Its Own Tensor AI Chip for Smartphones

Google designed its own AI chip for its new smartphone — a snub to Qualcomm, the dominant chip vendor in Android phones. What’s new: Google debuted the Tensor chip last week
2 min read
Animation showing how MERLOT is able to match contextualized captions with their corresponding video frames
Nov 03, 2021

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.
2 min read
Animation showing the use of AI to identify forgery in a famous painting
Nov 03, 2021

Seeing Through Forgeries: Researchers Use AI to Identify Da Vinci Forgery

Accusations of fraud hang over some of the world’s most highly valued artworks. Machine learning engineers are evaluating the authenticity of these famous pieces.
2 min read

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