Oct 23, 2019

7 Posts

Robot Hand Works Rubik’s Cube, Self-Driving Tanks Roll Toward Battle, Face Rec Dataset Sparks Lawsuit, Bayes Finds
Oct 23, 2019

Robot Hand Works Rubik’s Cube, Self-Driving Tanks Roll Toward Battle, Face Rec Dataset Sparks Lawsuit, Bayes Finds

I’ve heard this conversation in multiple companies: Machine learning engineer: Look how well I did on the test set! Business owner: But your ML system doesn’t work. This sucks! Machine learning engineer: But look how well I did on the test set! Why do AI projects fail? Last week, I
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Mechanical hand unscrambling a Rubik's Cube
Oct 23, 2019

Cube Controversy

OpenAI trained a five-fingered robotic hand to unscramble the Rubik’s Cube puzzle, bringing both acclaim and criticism. The AI research lab OpenAI trained a mechanical hand to balance, twist, and turn the cube.
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Collage with photos of people's faces
Oct 23, 2019

Public Access, Private Faces

One of the largest open datasets for training face recognition systems has its roots in a popular photo-sharing service. Companies that have used this data could find themselves liable for millions in legal recompense.
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Process of labeling doctors' notes
Oct 23, 2019

Cracking Open Doctors’ Notes

Weak supervision is the practice of assigning likely labels to unlabeled data using a variety of simple labeling functions. Then supervised methods can be used on top of the now-labeled data.
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Military tank
Oct 23, 2019

Robot Tanks on the March

A new generation of battlebots is gaining momentum.What’s new: The Army is at least two years ahead of schedule in its plan to deploy self-driving (and self-aiming) transports, jeeps, and tanks.
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Machine compressing an object
Oct 23, 2019

New Materials Courtesy of Bayes

Would you like an umbrella that fits in your pocket? Researchers used machine learning to invent sturdy but collapsible materials that might lead to such a fantastical object.
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Schematic of the architecture used in experiments related to systematic reasoning in deep reinforcement learning
Oct 23, 2019

How Neural Networks Generalize

Humans understand the world by abstraction: If you grasp the concept of grabbing a stick, then you’ll also comprehend grabbing a ball. New work explores deep learning agents’ ability to do the same thing — an important aspect of their ability to generalize.
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