Nov 20, 2019

6 Posts

Artificial Noses, Surveillance on Wheels, Unwelcome Researchers, Privacy Problems, Beyond Bounding Boxes
Nov 20, 2019

Artificial Noses, Surveillance on Wheels, Unwelcome Researchers, Privacy Problems, Beyond Bounding Boxes

My last two letters explored robustness and small data as common reasons why AI projects fail. In the final letter of this three-part series, I’d like to discuss change management. Change management isn’t an issue specific to AI, but given the technology’s disruptive nature,
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Security robot walking on the street
Nov 20, 2019

What the Watchbot Sees

Knightscope’s security robots look cute. But these cone-headed automatons, which serve U.S. police departments and businesses, are serious surveillance machines.
2 min read
Information related to a model that predicts a chemical's smell
Nov 20, 2019

Nose Job

Predicting a molecule’s aroma is hard because slight changes in structure lead to huge shifts in perception. Good thing deep learning is developing a sense of smell.
2 min read
Leaf stuck on a chain link fence
Nov 20, 2019

Researchers Blocked at the Border

Foreign researchers hoping to attend one of AI’s largest conferences were denied entry into Canada, where the event will be held. Most of those blocked were from developing nations.
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Illustration of health related icons connected to a cloud
Nov 20, 2019

When Private Data is Not Private

Google spent the past year training an AI-powered health care program using personal information from one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. Patients had no idea — until last week.
2 min read
Data related to RPDet
Nov 20, 2019

Beyond the Bounding Box

Computer vision models typically draw bounding boxes around objects they spot, but those rectangles are a crude approximation of an object’s outline. A new method finds keypoints on an object’s perimeter to produce state-of-the-art object classification.
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