AI-powered traffic monitoring in an intersection
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Near-Miss Detection

AI is helping avert traffic accidents by assessing the risk of car crashes at specific intersections. MicroTraffic, a Canadian video analytics company, predicts the odds that accidents will occur at intersections that traditional methods overlook.
Graphs and data related to semi-supervised learning
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All Examples Are Not Equal

Semi-supervised learning — a set of training techniques that use a small number of labeled examples and a large number of unlabeled examples — typically treats all unlabeled examples the same way. But some examples are more useful for learning than others.
Series of pictures of people smiling
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Deepfakes for Good

A strategy manifesto from one of China’s biggest tech companies declares, amid familiar visions of ubiquitous AI, that deepfakes are more boon than bane.
Information related to Policy Adaptation during Deployment (Pad)
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Same Job, Different Scenery

People who take driving lessons during daytime don’t need instruction in driving at night. They recognize that the difference doesn’t disturb their knowledge of how to drive. Similarly, a new reinforcement learning method manages superficial variations in the environment without re-training.
Images and data related to a t-shirt that tricks a variety of object detection models into failing to spot people
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Hidden in Plain Sight

With the rise of AI-driven surveillance, anonymity is in fashion. Researchers are working on clothing that evades face recognition systems and designed a t-shirt that tricks a variety of object detection models into failing to spot people.
Graphs and data related to language models and image processing
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Transforming Pixels

Language models like Bert, Ernie, and Elmo have achieved spectacular results based on clever pre-training approaches. New research applies some of those Sesame Street lessons into image processing.
Series of images and videclips related to the smartphone app Tuna Scope
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Grade-AI Sushi

Computer vision is helping sushi lovers enjoy top-quality maguro. Japanese restaurant chain Kura Sushi is using a smartphone app called Tuna Scope to grade its suppliers’ offerings, according to the news outlet The Asahi Shimbun.
Graphs and data related to Ordered Temporal Alignment Module (Otam)
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Less (Video) is More (Examples)

We’d all love to be able to find similar examples of our favorite cat videos. But few of us want to label thousands of similar videos of even the cutest kitties. New research makes headway in video classification when training examples are scarce.
Map of China pointing specific places in red
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AI Against Covid: Progress Report

A new report details the role of AI in China’s effort to fight the coronavirus. Researchers at Synced, a China-based AI publication, describe how nearly 90 machine learning products have contributed to the country’s pandemic response.
Data related to a new reinforcement learning approach
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Eyes on the Prize

When the chips are down, humans can track critical details without being distracted by irrelevancies. New research helps reinforcement learning models similarly focus on the most important details.
Information and data related to Category-based Subspace Attention Network (CSA-Net)
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Which Shoes Go With That Outfit?

Need a wardrobe upgrade? You could ask the fashion mavens at Netflix’s Queer Eye — or you could use a new neural network. Researchers at Amazon propose Category-based Subspace Attention Network (CSA-Net) to predict and retrieve compatible garments and accessories that complement one another.
AI-powered camera spotting a damaged product
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Assembly Line AI

Computer vision has been learning how to spot manufacturing flaws. The pandemic is accelerating that education. Companies like Instrumental and Elementary are making AI-powered cameras that automate the spotting of damaged or badly assembled products on factory assembly lines.
Examples of clothes image-text combo search
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That Online Boutique, But Smarter

Why search for “a cotton dress shirt with button-down collar, breast pockets, barrel cuffs, scooped hem, and tortoise shell buttons in grey” when a photo and the words “that shirt, but grey” will do the trick? A new network understands the image-text combo.
Tiny Images photos and datasets
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Tiny Images, Outsized Biases: MIT Researchers Delete TinyImages Dataset

MIT withdrew a popular computer vision dataset after researchers found that it was rife with social bias. Researchers found racist, misogynistic, and demeaning labels among the nearly 80 million pictures in Tiny Images, a collection of 32-by-32 pixel color photos.
Examples of detection of animals in images using Detection Transformer (DETR).
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Computer Vision Transformed

The transformer architecture that has shaken up natural language processing may replace recurrent layers in object detection networks. A Facebook team led by Nicolas Carion and Francisco Massa simplified object detection pipelines by using transformers, yielding Detection Transformer (DETR).

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