AI For Unlimited Clean Energy, Stopping Robocalls, Reading Analog Meters, Choosing a Fine-Tuning Algorithm
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AI For Unlimited Clean Energy, Stopping Robocalls, Reading Analog Meters, Choosing a Fine-Tuning Algorithm

Russian troops have invaded Ukraine, and the terrifying prospect of a war in Europe weighs on my mind. My heart goes out to all the civilians affected, and I hope we won’t see the loss of life, liberty, or property that many people fear.
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AI Race Driver Beats Humans, Apple Bets On Generated Music, Robots Don't Want Your Job, SOA Versus FBP For ML
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AI Race Driver Beats Humans, Apple Bets On Generated Music, Robots Don't Want Your Job, SOA Versus FBP For ML

We just launched a Data-Centric AI Resource Hub to help you improve the performance of AI systems by systematically engineering the underlying data. It offers new articles by Nvidia director of machine learning research Anima
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AlphaCode Beats Human Coders, Driving a Forklift In Pajamas, Facebook's New AI Cluster, Does Better Pretraining Yield Better Fine-Tuning?
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AlphaCode Beats Human Coders, Driving a Forklift In Pajamas, Facebook's New AI Cluster, Does Better Pretraining Yield Better Fine-Tuning?

I tested positive for Covid on Monday and mentioned this on social media. I’m grateful to the many people who wished me well. Reading your messages made me feel better. My unscientific feeling is that they helped clear my nose a bit!
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AI Chip Supplies At Risk, GPT-3 Goes to Finishing School, Fake Faces For Training Face Recognition, Roadblocks to Regulating AI
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AI Chip Supplies At Risk, GPT-3 Goes to Finishing School, Fake Faces For Training Face Recognition, Roadblocks to Regulating AI

I’m writing this in Orlando, Florida, where I just spoke at the A3 Business Forum, a group that works to advance industrial automation through AI, robotics, and other tools. This was my first large conference since the pandemic started, and it
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Job Growth in Machine Learning, Amazon's AI-Driven Clothing Store, Transformers for Robot Vision, Hiring Algorithms Under Scrutiny
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Job Growth in Machine Learning, Amazon's AI-Driven Clothing Store, Transformers for Robot Vision, Hiring Algorithms Under Scrutiny

If you want to build a career in AI, it’s no longer necessary to be located in one of a few tech hubs such as Silicon Valley or Beijing. Tech hubs are emerging in many parts of the world, and cities large and small offer opportunities both for
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Special #BeADeepLearner Issue! How to Learn, How to Get a Job, How to Keep Up, How to Break In From a Disadvantaged Background
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Special #BeADeepLearner Issue! How to Learn, How to Get a Job, How to Keep Up, How to Break In From a Disadvantaged Background

How to Learn Machine Learning | How to Gain Practical Experience | How to Overcome Societal Obstacles | How to Get a Job in AI | How to Keep Up in a Changing Field
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Recognizing Weapons, Reducing Garbage, Predicting Regime Change, Learning With Less Memory
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Recognizing Weapons, Reducing Garbage, Predicting Regime Change, Learning With Less Memory

Dear friends, AI continues to create numerous exciting career opportunities, and I know that many of you aim to develop a career in the field. While taking online courses in technical topics is an important step, being an AI professional requires more
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Failing AI 101, Google's Robot Workforce, AI Against High Taxes, Ethics for Automated Armies
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Failing AI 101, Google's Robot Workforce, AI Against High Taxes, Ethics for Automated Armies

One rule I try to live by is to not surprise my collaborators. During a project, for example, a deadline may slip, or a customer may drop out. If I can foresee such risks, l let my collaborators know about major things that could go wrong so
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Hopes for 2022 from Alexei Efros, Abeba Birhane, Yoav Shoham, Chip Huyen, Matt Zeiler, Wolfram Burgard, Yale Song
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Hopes for 2022 from Alexei Efros, Abeba Birhane, Yoav Shoham, Chip Huyen, Matt Zeiler, Wolfram Burgard, Yale Song

As we approach the end of the year, many of us consider setting goals for next year. I wrote about setting learning goals in a previous letter. In this one, I’d like to share a framework that I’ve found useful: process goals versus outcome goals.
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Top AI Stories of 2021: Transformers Take Over, Models Balloon, Multimodal AI Takes Off, Governments Crack Down
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Top AI Stories of 2021: Transformers Take Over, Models Balloon, Multimodal AI Takes Off, Governments Crack Down

As we approach the end of 2021, you may be winding down work and gearing up for the winter holiday. I’m looking forward to taking a break from work and hope you are too.
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The Batch: TikTok's Recommender Revealed, DeepMind's Not-So-Large Language Models, Neural Troll Trap, Recognizing Rotations
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The Batch: TikTok's Recommender Revealed, DeepMind's Not-So-Large Language Models, Neural Troll Trap, Recognizing Rotations

Dear friends, We just wrapped up the Data-Centric AI Workshop at the NeurIPS 2021 conference. It was packed with information about how to engineer data for AI
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Happy yellow faces and sad blue faces
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Bias in Predictive Policing, Timnit Gebru vs Corporate AI, Autism Recognized, Transformers for Reinforcement Learning

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the prospects for ethical AI? I meet people who are encouraged by the progress we’ve made toward making AI more responsible and free of bias. I also see people who are dismayed by the daunting
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AI Matches Patients to Drugs, Robots Crawl Sewers, New Voices for Atypical Speech, Graph Neural Networks Go Deep
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AI Matches Patients to Drugs, Robots Crawl Sewers, New Voices for Atypical Speech, Graph Neural Networks Go Deep

Dear friends, I’ve seen many new technologies go through a predictable process on their journey from idea to large scale adoption. First, a handful of experts apply their ideas intuitively. For example, 15 years
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Surveillance State In the Making?, Robot Fry Cook, U.S. AI Strategy, A Chatbot For Long Talks
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Surveillance State In the Making?, Robot Fry Cook, U.S. AI Strategy, A Chatbot For Long Talks

ear friends, I’m grateful to the AI community for the friendships it has brought me and the benefits it has brought to billions of people. But members of the AI community
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Has AI Become Unaffordable?, Covid Confounds Price Prediction, Face Recognition Algorithms Are Not Equal, This Chatbot Knows How To Google
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Has AI Become Unaffordable?, Covid Confounds Price Prediction, Face Recognition Algorithms Are Not Equal, This Chatbot Knows How To Google

Dear friends, The physical world is full of unique details that differ from place to place, person to person, and item to item. In contrast, the world of software is built on abstractions that make for relatively uniform coding environments and user
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