Excerpts from Global AI Talent Tracker report
State of AI

Mapping AI’s Talent Pipeline

China launches most of AI’s top researchers, but the U.S. is their number-one destination. U.S.-based research group MacroPolo published the Global AI Talent Tracker. The report traces international trends in education and employment among elite engineers.
Partnership in AI, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft logos
State of AI

Baidu Leaves Partnership on AI

Baidu backed out of a U.S.-led effort to promote ethics in AI, leaving the project without a Chinese presence. The Beijing-based search giant withdrew from the Partnership on AI, a consortium that promotes cooperation on issues like digital privacy and algorithmic bias.
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State of AI

Running Fast, Standing Still

Machine learning researchers report better and better results, but some of that progress may be illusory. Some models that appear to set a new state of the art haven’t been compared properly to their predecessors, Science News reports based on several published surveys.
Map of Asia with AI letters inside a location icon
State of AI

Asia’s AI Advantage

Asian companies lead the world in AI deployment, new research argues. Market research by MIT Technology Review Insights found that companies in the Asia-Pacific region are using machine learning faster and with better results than any other part of the world.
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State of AI

Toward AI We Can Count On

A consortium of top AI experts proposed concrete steps to help machine learning engineers secure the public’s trust. Dozens of researchers and technologists recommended actions to counter public skepticism toward artificial intelligence, fueled by issues like data privacy.
Schematic of a typical deep learning workflow
State of AI

(Science) Community Outreach

Are your scientist friends intimidated by machine learning? They might be inspired by a primer from one of the world’s premier tech titans. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Cornell PhD candidate Maithra Raghu school scientists in machine learning in a sprawling overview.
Screen capture of online conference called Covid-19 and AI
State of AI

Online Conference Goes Antiviral

AI experts convened to discuss how to combat the coronavirus crisis. An online conference hosted by Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered AI explored how machine learning is being deployed to address this pandemic — and prepare for the next one.
Women in AI in academia and industry chart
State of AI

AI’s Gender Imbalance

Women continue to be severely underrepresented in AI. A meta-analysis of research conducted by Synced Review for Women’s History Month found that female participation in various aspects of AI typically hovers between 10 and 20 percent.
Some results from CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising startups in AI
State of AI

Machine Learning Churning

Many of this year’s hottest AI companies are taking the spotlight from last year’s darlings.What’s new: CB Insights, which analyzes early-stage companies, published its annual list of the 100 “most promising” startups in AI.
Capture of the report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights
State of AI

Business Pushes the Envelope

The business world continues to shape deep learning’s future. Commerce is pushing AI toward more efficient consumption of data, energy, and labor, according to a report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference in New York
State of AI

Meeting of the Minds

Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann LeCun presented their latest thinking about deep learning’s limitations and how to overcome them.
Excerpt from 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index
State of AI

Tracking AI’s Global Growth

Which countries are ahead in AI? Many, in one way or another, and not always the ones you might expect. The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence published its 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index, detailing when, where, and how AI is on the rise.
US flag on the left, China flag on the right
State of AI

Competition or Cooperation?

Some politicians view international competition in AI as an arms race. That mindset could lead to escalating conflict, experts said.
Chart with number of patents per year
State of AI

IP for AI

The number of patents issued for deep learning has doubled every year since 2013. Inventor, engineer, and lawyer Nick Brestoff tracks deep learning patents. He detailed his findings in a blog on InsideBigData and offers advice on how to get patent applications approved.
Pie chart with information on AI/ML budgets
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Deployment Gap

More and more companies are developing machine learning models for internal use. But many are still struggling to bridge the gap to practical deployments.

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