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Different images generated by DALL·E
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation. Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like Darth Vader ice fishing and photorealistic Pokemon characters.
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U.S. Acts Against Algorithmic Bias

Regulators are forcing Meta (formerly Facebook) to display certain advertisements more evenly across its membership. The United States government compelled Meta to revise its ad-placement system to deliver ads for housing to members regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity.
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams. Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
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Matt Zeiler
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Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for Good

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
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A living room made out of cups of coffee: the people, the seats, the chimney, the lamp, all gather around a cozy fire.
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One Architecture to Do Them All: Transformer: The AI Architecture That Can Do It All

The transformer architecture extended its reach to a variety of new domains.What happened: Originally developed for natural language processing, transformers are becoming the Swiss Army Knife of deep learning.
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and Dall-E, Are Taking Over AI
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and Dall-E, Are Taking Over AI

While models like GPT-3 and EfficientNet, which work on text and images respectively, are responsible for some of deep learning’s highest-profile successes, approaches that find relationships between text and images made impressive
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Demostration of Suspicious User Control tool in the Stream Chat section (Twitch)
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Troll Recognition: Twitch Uses AI to Flag Trolls Who Try to Avoid Bans

A prominent online streaming service is using a machine learning model to identify trolls who try to get around being banned.
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An animation shows how to opt out of Facebook's face recognition services.
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.
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Animation showing how the Facebook algorithm awards points to a post
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How Facebook Fills the Feed: Leaked Documents Show How Facebook's Algorithm Works

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm is a closely guarded secret. Newly leaked documents shed light on the company’s formula for prioritizing posts in an individual user’s feed.
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Your Voice, Your Choice: AI-Powered Tool Modifies Voices in Real Time

A startup enables people who participate in voice chat to use realistic artificial voices in real time. What’s new: Massachusetts-based Modulate offers a voice-masking tool to forestall harassment of people, particularly women and trans individuals,
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A surveillance camera over the Washington Monument
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White House Supports Limits on AI: U.S. Rules Protect Citizens fro AI-Powered Surveillance and Discrimination

As governments worldwide mull their AI strategies and policies, the Biden administration called for a “bill of rights” to mitigate adverse consequences.What’s new: Top advisors to the U.S. president announced a plan to issue rules
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Charts showing the impact of Instagram in different topics
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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.
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Screen capture showing a Chinese app's food recommendations
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Rules for Recommenders: China Bans Harmful Recommendation Algorithms

China moved toward a clamp down on recommendation algorithms.What’s new: China’s internet regulatory agency proposed rules that include banning algorithms that spread disinformation and threaten national security.
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Libel-detection system working
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Double Check for Defamation

A libel-detection system could help news outlets and social media companies stay out of legal hot water. CaliberAI, an Irish startup, scans text for statements that could be considered defamatory, Wired reported.
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PimEyes working with pictures of Andrew Ng
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Face Recognition for the Masses

Face recognition tech tends to be marketed to government agencies, but PimEyes offers a web app that lets anyone scan the internet for photos of themself — or anyone they have a picture of. The company says it aims to help people control their online presence and fight identity theft.
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