Sep 09, 2020

6 Posts

Woman with plenty of shopping bags
Sep 09, 2020

Credit Where It’s Due

A neural network is helping credit card users continue to shop even when the lender’s credit-approval network goes down. Visa developed a deep learning system that analyzes individual cardholders’ behavior in real time to predict whether credit card transactions should be approved or denied.
2 min read
Graphs comparing SimCLR to SimCLRv2
Sep 09, 2020

Fewer Labels, More Learning

Large models pretrained in an unsupervised fashion and then fine-tuned on a smaller corpus of labeled data have achieved spectacular results in natural language processing. New research pushes forward with a similar approach to computer vision.
2 min read
Animation of the universe
Sep 09, 2020

Planet Hunter

A machine learning model is scouring the cosmos for undiscovered planets. Astronomers from the University of Warwick developed a system that learned to identify faraway worlds in a dataset of thousands of candidates.
2 min read
Military AI technology
Sep 09, 2020

The Geopolitics of Data

Some politicians and pundits believe that, in the AI era, the military with the most data wins. A new analysis disputes this notion. A report by Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology examines the relative strengths of the Chinese and U.S. militaries in AI.
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Graphs related to a comparison and evaluation of 14 different optimizers
Sep 09, 2020

Optimizer Shootout

Everyone has a favorite optimization method, but it’s not always clear which one works best in a given situation. New research aims to establish a set of benchmarks. Researchers evaluated 14 popular optimizers using the Deep Optimization Benchmark Suite some of them introduced last year.
2 min read
Pizza
Sep 09, 2020

Data for Defense, Predicting Credit Approvals, More Learning From Fewer Labels, Hunting for Planets

Today we take it for granted that many people know how to read and write. Someday, I hope, it will be just as common that people know how to write code. Several hundred years ago, society didn’t view language literacy as a necessary skill.
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