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Facebook’s AI for detecting hate speech is facing its biggest challenge yet
Advancements in AI have dramatically improved the company’s ability to identify written hate speech. But when it comes to rooting out hateful images, videos, and memes, Facebook’s AI has a long way to go.
451 Research Report on Orca Security’s Light, Agentless Approach to Cloud Security
Orca’s combination of SaaS delivery, SideScanning technology, and access to cloud configuration APIs provides security visibility and context into different aspects of cloud security with less friction than agent-based approaches.
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How Work Will Change Following the Pandemic
Machine learning will impact some industries more than others. Manufacturing, retailing, transportation, and food services have many tasks suitable for ML.
Too many AI researchers think real-world problems are not relevant
Any researcher who’s focused on applying machine learning to real-world problems has likely received a response like this one: “The authors present a solution for an original and highly motivating problem, but it is an application and the significance seems limited for the machine-learning community.”
Applied use cases
GPT-3, explained: This new language AI is uncanny, funny — and a big deal
The result is a program that is significantly better at passing various tests of language ability that machine learning researchers have developed to compare our computer programs.
Quantum Computing: What Does It Mean For AI (Artificial Intelligence)?
“At this fundamental level, quantum computers execute quantum circuits—like a computer's logical circuits, but now using the physical phenomena of superposition, entanglement, and interference to implement mathematical calculations out of the reach of even our most advanced supercomputers.”
Fast reinforcement learning with generalized policy updates
The specific way we do so is through a generalization of two fundamental operations in reinforcement learning: policy improvement and policy evaluation.
Your Startup Needs an AI Ethicist. How Do You Find One?
But will people want to be AI Ethicists, Directors of Responsible Innovation, or Social Trust Specialists tomorrow? People were already working as data scientists and then they got named “data scientists.”
Virtues Not Principles
Proactive concern with socially beneficial outcomes requires not just work on frameworks for ethical use, but the cultivation of virtuous technologists and managers, who are motivated to take the concerns of responsible AI seriously.
Peter Railton on Moral Learning and Metaethics in AI Systems
Topics discussed in this episode include: Moral epistemology The potential relevance of metaethics to AI alignment
Sounds of action: Using ears, not just eyes, improves robot perception
Carnegie Mellon University researchers find that robot perception could improve markedly by adding another sense: hearing.
Root AI raises seed funding for Virgo robot, designed to harvest multiple crops
Labor shortages, food safety concerns, and now the need for social distancing have all contributed to rising interest in agricultural robotics. The Woburn, Mass.-based startup has developed the Virgo harvesting robot.
How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal
San Diego-based Brain Corp recently locked down $36 million to “help meet the growing demand for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)” across industries affected by the pandemic — from health care to retail.
FastMRI breakthrough shows AI-accelerated MRIs interchangeable with traditional MRIs
In a rigorous new clinical study, radiologists found fastMRI’s AI-generated images — created with about 4x less data from the scanning machine — were diagnostically interchangeable with traditional MRIs.
Announcing the Consortium for Python Data API Standards
Today, we are announcing the Consortium for Python Data API Standards, which aims to tackle this fragmentation by developing API standards for arrays