Sep 21, 2022

5 Posts

Animated overview of PP-Matting
Sep 21, 2022

Automating Mattes for Visual Effects: New ML Method Produces Image Mattes Easier

Researchers at Baidu introduced PP-Matting, an architecture that, given an image, estimates the transparency of pixels surrounding foreground objects to create mattes without requiring additional input.
3 min read
Illustration of a laughing robot
Sep 21, 2022

Toward Machines That LOL: Scientists Teach a Speech Recognition Robot to Laugh

Even if we manage to stop robots from taking over the world, they may still have the last laugh. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a series of neural networks that enable a robot engaged in spoken conversation to chortle along with its human interlocutor.
2 min read
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Sep 21, 2022

Regulating AI in Undefined Terms: Experts Debate Definitions in European Union’s AI Act

A proposed European Union law that seeks to control AI is raising questions about what kinds of systems it would regulate. Experts at a roundtable staged by the Center for Data Innovation debated the implications of limitations in the EU’s forthcoming Artificial Intelligence Act.
2 min read
Animated chart with different questions from State of Data Science survey
Sep 21, 2022

Data Scientists on Data Science: Data Science Jobs Bring High Satisfaction

A survey of data scientists reveals a field of great opportunities but also room for improvement. The 2022 “State of Data Science” report from Anaconda, maker of a popular Python distribution, surveyed 3,493 students, teachers, and employees.
2 min read
Illustration of a brain over a muscular arm
Sep 21, 2022

The Batch: Data Scientists Analyze Data Science, AI Regulation Uses Undefined Terms, Robots LOL, AI Mattes Images

Activities such as writing code and solving math problems are often perceived as purely intellectual pursuits. But this ignores the fact that they involve the mental equivalent of muscle memory.
12 min read

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