Sep 18, 2019

7 Posts

Robot Farm Workers, Making Algorithms Rock, Automating Contract Negotiations, Recognizing Accented Speech
Sep 18, 2019

Robot Farm Workers, Making Algorithms Rock, Automating Contract Negotiations, Recognizing Accented Speech

Over the weekend, we hosted our first Pie & AI meetup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with the AI Malaysia group, MDEC, and ADAX. The event was part of Malaysia’s AI & Data Week 2019. Several people traveled from neighboring southeast Asian countries to attend!
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Harvest bot
Sep 18, 2019

Agbots Want Jobs Americans Don’t

Advances in computer vision and robotic dexterity may reach the field just in time to save U.S. agriculture from a looming labor shortage. CNN Business surveyed the latest crop of AI-powered farmbots.
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Average Relative WER improvement as a function of the amount of training data
Sep 18, 2019

Speech Recognition With an Accent

Models that achieve state-of-the-art performance in automatic speech recognition (ASR) often perform poorly on nonstandard speech. New research offers methods to make ASR more useful to users with heavy accents or speech impairment.
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Person playing a musical instrument
Sep 18, 2019

Generative Models Rock

AI’s creative potential is becoming established in the visual arts. Now musicians are tapping neural networks for funkier grooves, tastier licks, and novel subject matter.
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Two people shaking hands
Sep 18, 2019

My Chatbot Will Call Your Chatbot

Companies with large numbers of contractual relationships may leave millions of dollars on the table because it’s not practical to customize each agreement. A new startup offers a chatbot designed to claw back that money.
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Continuous Planner for One-Shot Imitation Learning
Sep 18, 2019

Working Through Uncertainty

How to build robots that respond to novel situations? When prior experience is limited, enabling a model to describe its uncertainty can enable it to explore more avenues to success.
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Passport with multiple stamps
Sep 18, 2019

Easing Cross-Border Collaboration

Tighter national borders impede progress in AI. So industry leaders are calling for a different kind of immigration reform. The Partnership on AI published a report calling out the corrosive effect of restrictive immigration policies and suggesting alternatives.
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