Oct 06, 2021

5 Posts

Facebook on the Ropes, Tesla Tracks Driver Safety, Amazon Unleashes Guard Bot, Recognizing Outliers
Oct 06, 2021

Facebook on the Ropes, Tesla Tracks Driver Safety, Amazon Unleashes Guard Bot, Recognizing Outliers

The image below shows two photos of the same gear taken under different conditions. From the point of view of a computer-vision algorithm — as well as the human eye — the imaging setup that produced the picture on the right makes
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Charts showing the impact of Instagram in different topics
Oct 06, 2021

The Social Nightmare: Facebook Whistleblower Exposes How Company Harms Users

Scrutiny of Facebook intensified after a whistleblower leaked internal research showing the company has known that its ongoing drive to engage users has harmed individuals and society at large.
2 min read
Animation showing Hierarchical Outlier Detection (HOD)
Oct 06, 2021

Oddball Recognition: New Method Identifies Outliers in AI Training Data

Models trained using supervised learning struggle to classify inputs that differ substantially from most of their training data. A new method helps them recognize such outliers.
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Inside of a Tesla car in motion
Oct 06, 2021

Only Safe Drivers Get Self-Driving: Tesla Opens Beta Test of Full Self Driving Feature

Tesla’s autonomous driving capability has inspired hair-raising antics on the road. Now the company is deploying an algorithm to determine whether customers have shown sufficiently sound judgement to use its “Full Self-Driving” software.
2 min read
GIF showing Amazon Housold Robot working
Oct 06, 2021

Guard Bot: Amazon Household Robot Patrols Home for Intruders

Amazon unveiled a robot that patrols users’ homes, scopes out strangers, and warns of perceived dangers.
2 min read

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