Vanilla Neural Network

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Vanilla Neural Network

Bridge to Explainable AI

DeepMind’s AlphaGo famously dominated Go, a game in which players can see the state of play at all times. A new AI system demonstrated similar mastery of bridge, in which crucial information remains hidden.
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Roadblocks to Regulation

Most U.S. state agencies use AI without limits or oversight. An investigative report probed reasons why efforts to rein them in have made little headway. Since 2018, nearly every proposed bill aimed at studying or controlling how state agencies use automated decision systems.
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How to Learn Machine Learning

Want to become an AI practitioner? Here’s a program that will take you from beginner to job-ready. You may already have a head start, depending on your background. For a motivated person who starts with a solid high-school education it may take around two years.
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AI Versus the Garbage Heap

Amazon reported long-term success using machine learning to shrink its environmental footprint. The online retailer developed a system that fuses product descriptions, images, and structured data to decide how an item should be packed for shipping.
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Animated charts show the results of a machine learning model that predicts the best depression drugs for a patient.
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Which Drug Helps Your Depression?: AI System Matches Patients With the Right Depression Drug

Deep learning can predict how patients will respond to two antidepressant medicines.
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Animated illustration shows the model architecture of a graph neural network.
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A Deeper Look at Graphs: Graph Neural Networks Work Better With More Layers

New research shows that drastically increasing the number of layers in a graph neural networks improves its performance on large datasets.
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Animated chart shows how AI can help robots locate key spatial coordinates.
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Finding Useful Points in Space: Keypoint3D Helps Robots Locate Spatial Coordinates

A new machine learning method aims to improve a machine’s ability to determine and locate points of interest.
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Team Players: Football-Playing AI Blends Individual and Group Skills

Playing a team sport involves a fluid blend of individual and group skills. Researchers integrated both types of action into realistic humanoid agents that play football (known as soccer in the U.S.).
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Animation showing gMLP, a simple architecture that performed some language and vision tasks as well as transformers
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Perceptrons Are All You Need: Google Brain's Multi-Layer Perceptron Rivals Transformers

The paper that introduced the transformer famously declared, “Attention is all you need.” To the contrary, new work shows you may not need transformer-style attention at all.What’s new: Hanxiao Liu and colleagues at Google
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Graph showing Expire-span which enables attention to ignore tokens that aren’t useful to the task at hand
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Sharper Attention

Self-attention enables transformer networks to track relationships between distant tokens — such as text characters — in long sequences, but the computational resources required grow quadratically with input size.
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Graphs, images and data related to the activation function known as ReLU
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Upgrade for ReLU

The activation function known as ReLU builds complex nonlinear functions across layers of a neural network, making functions that outline flat faces and sharp edges. But how much of the world breaks down into perfect polyhedra?
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Revenge of the Perceptrons

Why use a complex model when a simple one will do? New work shows that the simplest multilayer neural network, with a small twist, can perform some tasks as well as today’s most sophisticated architectures.
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Neural networks generating novel views of a 3D scene based on existing pictures
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3D Scene Synthesis for the Real World

Researchers have used neural networks to generate novel views of a 3D scene based on existing pictures plus the positions and angles of the cameras that took them. In practice, though, you may not know the precise camera
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FastNeRF accelerates the photorealistic 3D rendering method
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Virtual Reality in Real Time

Ideally, real-time 3D applications such as virtual and augmented reality transition smoothly between different viewpoints of a scene — but generating a fresh perspective can take time. New research speeds the process.
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Semantic Similarity Video Retrieval (SVR) working
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Toward Better Video Search

Researchers at the University of Bristol led by Michael Wray propose a new benchmark, Semantic Similarity Video Retrieval (SVR), that evaluates video retrieval systems by their ability to rank many similar videos. They also built a system that performed well on it.
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