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Don't miss the interview with Alexander Sadovsky VP of AI at SurePrep.
As part of the Speaker Series, hear from Alexander Sadovsky, VP of AI at SurePrep who has led teams of data scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to create products driven by petabytes of data by focusing on open source technologies and scalable cloud architecture. Alex shares the latest AI trends, applications, and opportunities whilst offering tips and best practices for AI practitioners and non-technical professionals to build careers in AI. Watch here
Artificial Intelligence In 2021: Five Trends You May (or May Not) Expect
MLOps MLOps (“Machine Learning Operations”, the practice of production Machine Learning) has been around for some time. AutoML has traditionally focused on algorithmic selection and finding the best Machine Learning or Deep Learning solution for a particular dataset.
Emerging Artificial Intelligence Technologies of 2020s: Formative AI
In layman’s terms, it refers to artificial intelligence technologies which dynamically adapts based on context. There are a variety of types, ranging from artificial intelligence that can dynamically adapt over time to technologies that can generate novel models to solve specific problems.
Applied use cases
Why machine learning struggles with causality
In a paper titled “Towards Causal Representation Learning,” researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila), and Google Research, discuss the challenges arising from the lack of causal representations in machine learning models...
Another self-driving startup got gobbled up by incumbents
Voyage's strategy was to launch its first self-driving taxi service at the Villages, a massive retirement community in Florida. The Villages is large enough that people need a car to get around, yet many of its residents are at or near the age where they can't drive safely.
Interpretability vs Neuroscience
Six major advantages which make artificial neural networks much easier to study than biological ones. If we're to make rapid progress on understanding artificial neural networks — when countless brilliant neuroscientists have only started to understand the human brain after decades of research — we...
Using AI ethically to tackle covid-19
Artificial intelligence (AI), which in this context largely means increasingly powerful data driven algorithms, can be an important part of that action—for example, by helping to track the progress of a virus or to prioritise scarce resources.1 To save lives it might be tempting to deploy these...
How one employee's exit shook Google and the AI industry
(CNN Business)In September, Timnit Gebru, then co-leader of the ethical AI team at Google, sent a private message on Twitter to Emily Bender, a computational linguistics professor at the University of Washington.
AI Ethics Brief #47: Governing AI, AI ethics in Canada and Spain, Arts and AI ethics, and more ...
Welcome to another edition of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute’s weekly AI Ethics Brief that will help you keep up with the fast-changing world of AI Ethics! This week’s overview: ✍️ What we’re thinking: From the Founder’s Desk: Simple prompts to make the right decisions in AI ethics Governance of...
Eight lessons for robotics startups from NRI PI workshop
I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion between Lael Odhner, Co-Founder of RightHand Robotics, Andrea Thomaz, Co-Founder/CEO of Diligent Robotics and Assoc Prof at UTexas Austin, and Kel Guerin, Co-Founder/CIO of READY Robotics.
Construction Site Automation by Dusty Robotics, with Tessa Lau
Abate interviews Tessa Lau on her startup Dusty Robotics which is innovating in the field of construction. At Dusty Robotics, they developed a robot to automate the laying of floor plans on the floors in construction sites.
Why use Robots?
Robots, as part of a modern manufacturing strategy, bring a host of benefits, including process consistency, improvements in productivity, quality and yield, high levels of flexibility and of course robots can free humans from dirty or hazardous working environments.
The Secret Auction That Set Off the Race for AI Supremacy
Days after the paper was published, Hinton received an email from a fellow AI researcher named Kai Yu, who worked for Baidu, the Chinese tech giant. With his email, Yu introduced Hinton to a Baidu vice president, who promptly offered $12 million to hire Hinton and his students for just a few years...
Microsoft Turing Academic Program (MS-TAP)
We have created the Microsoft Turing Academic Program (MS-TAP) as part of our program to share Microsoft advances with Microsoft’s Turing family of natural language models in responsible manner. Our goal is to engage our colleagues on shared interests, with a goal of better understanding model...
Announcing the ICLR 2021 Invited Speakers
Without further ado, we are incredibly honored to have the following amazing speakers contribute their unique perspectives to ICLR 2021: Lourdes Agapito Perceiving the 3D World from Images and Video Michael Bronstein Geometric Deep Learning: the Erlangen Programme of ML Kyu Jin Cho Soft bodied...