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Dances With Robots: Tesla Unveils a Robot and D1 Chip at AI Day

Tesla unveiled its own AI chip and — surprise! — plans for a humanoid robot.What’s new: At Tesla’s AI Day promotional event, the company offered a first look at an upcoming self-driving computer powered by custom AI chips.
Sequence of coffee producers using technology from Israeli-Colombian startup Demetria.
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Wake Up and Smell the AI: Coffee Producers Use AI to Grow Better Beans

Coffee producers are using machine learning to grow better beans.What’s new: Beverage giant Nespresso is rolling out a system to assess the quality of hybrid coffee seedlings using technology from Israeli-Colombian startup Demetria.
Series of images showing some of the findings of the new study by researchers at Stanford’s Human AI Institute
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Weak Foundations Make Weak Models: Foundation AI Models Pass Flaws to Fine-Tuned Variants

A new study examines a major strain of recent research: huge models pretrained on immense quantities of uncurated, unlabeled data and then fine-tuned on a smaller, curated corpus.
Information about a new unsupervised pretraining method called VICReg
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More Reliable Pretraining: Pretraining Method Helps AI Learn Useful Representations

Pretraining methods generate basic representations for later fine-tuning, but they’re prone to certain issues that can throw them off-kilter. New work proposes a solution.
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Outstanding in the Field: John Deere buys Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million.

One of the world’s largest makers of farm equipment is doubling down on self-driving tractors. John Deere agreed to pay $250 million for Bear Flag Robotics, a California startup that upgrades conventional tractors.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook discussing privacy with a Privacy sign above him
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User Privacy Versus Child Safety: Apple to scan user phones for images of child abuse.

Apple, which has made a point of its commitment to user privacy, announced that it will scan iPhones for evidence of child abuse. The tech giant will include a machine learning model on the device.
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AI Sees Race in X-Rays

Researchers from Emory University, MIT, Purdue University, and other institutions found that deep learning systems trained to interpret x-rays and CT scans also were able to identify their subjects as Asian, Black, or White.
Video showing how robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming work
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To Bee or Not to Bee: AI farm robots help to pollinate tomatoes.

Insects that spread pollen to fruiting plants are in trouble. A possible alternative: Robots. Farmers in Australia and the U.S. are using robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes.
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Smaller Models, Bigger Biases

Compression methods like parameter pruning and quantization can shrink neural networks for use in devices like smartphones with little impact on accuracy — but they also exacerbate a network’s bias.
Doctors using AI-related tools on different devices
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Insurance Coverage for AI

The U.S. government’s largest national health insurance plan will pay for hospital use of a deep learning model, building momentum for AI to become an integral part of the doctor’s toolkit.
Simpler multilayer neural network
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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.
Omega Timing screenshots showing different sports data
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Olympic AI

Computer vision is keeping a close eye on athletes at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Omega Timing, a Swiss watchmaker and the Olympic Games’ official timekeeper, is providing systems that go far beyond measuring milliseconds.
Detection of a digitally altered image of a frog holding a violin
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Fighting Fakes

A supergroup of machine learning models flags manipulated photos. Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Alphabet, released a system that detects digitally altered images.
Video showing AI working on a video-game to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed
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Fake Aim

Gamers looking to cheat in first-person shooters can’t miss with AI-assisted marksmanship. A video-game hack uses computer vision to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed, Ars Technica reported.
Frozen Pretrained Transformer (FPT) explained
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Transformers: Smarter Than You Think

The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others.

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