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2020’s Top AI & Machine Learning Research Papers
Despite the challenges of 2020, the AI research community produced a number of meaningful technical breakthroughs. GPT-3 by OpenAI may be the most famous, but there are definitely many other research papers worth your attention.
Use the Orca Security 2020 State of Cloud Security Report to Benchmark Yourself Against Your Peers and Learn the 4 Things You Must Do Now to Avoid a Major Breach
For most orgs, cloud workload security is dependent upon the installation of security agents across all assets. Something that rarely happens, as this report shows. For example, 81% of organizations have at least one neglected internet-facing workload.
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Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything?
Unlike so-called expert systems like IBM’s Watson, which are loaded with human and scientific knowledge, neural networks are designed to learn as they go, similarly to the way human brains do.
The way we train AI is fundamentally flawed
The process used to build most of the machine-learning models we use today can't tell if they will work in the real world or not—and that’s a problem.
Applied use cases
Expanding the possibilities of endpoint AI in vision applications
As AI’s usefulness continues to expand, edge and endpoint AI are distributing workloads from the cloud to smaller devices. These processors can deliver increased ML performance and help run high-performance applications in an endpoint device without constantly being connected to the...
Robots Invade the Construction Site
“Like frosting a cake, you have to give the illusion that the wall is flat.” Fast-forward a few decades: Arevalo now works at Canvas, a company that’s built a robot using artificial intelligence that’s capable of drywalling with almost as much artistry as a skilled human worker.
Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue).
GPT-3 is the culmination of several years of work inside the world’s leading artificial intelligence labs, including OpenAI, an independent organization backed by $1 billion dollars in funding from Microsoft, as well as labs at Google and Facebook.
Four reasons why hyping AI is an ethical problem
‘AI for nonsense’ is a term that comes to mind whenever I read about some AI ‘innovation’ where any evidence of real progress is missing.
AI Ethics #32: Vulnerability in the Gig Economy in Africa, Let's Talk Privacy, and bridging the gap between AI and the public
This week’s overview: Research summaries: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Freedom, Flexibility, Precarity and Vulnerability in the Gig Economy in Africa Project Let’s Talk Privacy Op-ed: Bridging the Gap Between AI and the Public ([email protected]) Article summaries: Best Practices for...
Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us?
“Given the current tensions arising from police shootings of African-American men from Ferguson to Baton Rouge,” Dr. Howard, a leader of the organization Black in Robotics, and Dr. Borenstein wrote, “it is disconcerting that robot peacekeepers, including police and military robots, will, at some...
Practical Aspects of Model-Based Collision Detection
1Laboratory of Mechatronics, Control and Prototyping, Center for Technologies in Robotics & Mechatronics Components, Innopolis University, Innopolis, Russia 2Industrial Robotics Lab, Center for Technologies in Robotics & Mechatronics Components, Innopolis University, Innopolis, Russia Recently, with...
Dextrous Robotics Exits Stealth Mode With Manipulation Solution For Logistics Tasks
Welcome to Episode 25 of The Robot Report Podcast, where each week Robot Report editors Steve Crowe and Eugene Demaitre review the latest robotics, automation and intelligent systems news and announcements, and interview leading roboticists, leaders of innovative robotics companies, and other key...
Women in Robotics Update: Elizabeth Croft, Helen Greiner, Heather Knight
We need to show them that these tools can be used to design a better world.So far, we’ve done a poor job of communicating to girls the very powerful impact they can make through an engineering career.” Croft continues, providing us with the inspiration to introduce the second of our new series of...
Introduction to Computer Vision
So far, computer vision has helped humans work toward solving lots of problems, like reducing traffic gridlock and monitoring environmental health.
Learning from Language Explanations
Yet past approaches to learning from language have struggled to scale up to the general tasks targeted by modern deep learning systems and the freeform language explanations used in these domains.
Announcing The NeurIPS 2020 EXPO
Pablo Samuel Castro (@pcastr) — Google Research Neil Lawrence (@lawrennd) — Cambridge University Yale Song (@yalesong) — Microsoft Research EXPO Chairs NeurIPS 2020 The NeurIPS EXPO will be held on Sun, Dec 6, 2020, the day before the NeurIPS 2020 main conference tutorials.