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Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’
AI systems are empowering already powerful institutions – corporations, militaries and police. The AI researcher on how natural resources and human labour drive machine learning and the regressive stereotypes that are baked into its algorithms. Kate Crawford studies the social and political implications of artificial intelligence.
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DeepMind scientists: Reinforcement learning is enough for general AI
In their decades-long chase to create artificial intelligence, computer scientists have designed and developed all kinds of complicated mechanisms and technologies to replicate vision, language, reasoning, motor skills, and other abilities associated with intelligent life.
What Movies Can Teach Us About Prospering in an AI World – Part 1
Figure 2: Source: Microsoft: “What is automated machine learning (AutoML)?” Deep Learning uses neural networks to imitate the workings of the human brain in processing data and identifying patterns in unstructured data sets (audio, images, text, speech, video, waves).
Artificial Intelligence Act: What Is the European Approach for AI?
The guidelines laid out seven key requirements that AI systems should meet to be deemed trustworthy: human agency and oversight; technical robustness and safety; privacy and data governance; transparency; diversity, non-discrimination and fairness; societal and environmental well-being; and...
Applied use cases
Self-Driving Cars Could Be Decades Away, No Matter What Elon Musk Said
In contrast to investors and CEOs, academics who study artificial intelligence, systems engineering and autonomous technologies have long said that creating a fully self-driving automobile would take many years, perhaps decades.
Microsoft’s first GPT-3 product hints at the commercial future of OpenAI
According to the Microsoft Blog, “For instance, the new AI-powered features will allow an employee building an e-commerce app to describe a programming goal using conversational language like ‘find products where the name starts with “kids.”’ A fine-tuned GPT-3 model [emphasis mine] then offers...
3D Scene Synthesis for the Real World
What’s new: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency developed an app called CBP One that matches asylum seekers with existing applications, Los Angeles Times reported. Researchers have used neural networks to generate novel views of a 3D scene based on existing pictures plus the positions and...
What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru
She was a star engineer who warned that messy AI can spread racism. Google brought her in. Then it forced her out. Can Big Tech take criticism from within?
Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?
Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” He added: “I’m increasingly inclined to think there should be some regulatory oversight [of AI], maybe at the national and international level.” Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom believes that just as humans out-competed and almost completely eliminated...
Artificial intelligence - interview with Professor Michela Milano, director of the ALMA AI Centre
Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of our daily lives: in machines, in industry, in the world of work and in the public sector. The centre will allow us to improve our university’s performance when it comes to developing projects and seizing...
The New Laws of Robotics
A narrative of mass unemployment now grips policymakers, who are envisioning a future where human workers are rendered superfluous by ever-more-powerful software, robots, and predictive analytics that perform jobs just as well at a fraction of present wages. Even now, doctors, nurses, teachers, home...
Cobots on the Market: Payload vs Velocity
This time it compares the payload capacity to the maximum cartesian velocities. Payload vs. velocity The plot below illustrates the payload and maximum cartesian velocity data. If you are new to the topic and need a good starting point: I find these two presentations from RIA quite informative for a...
Expectations and perceptions of healthcare professionals for robot deployment in hospital environments during the COVID-19 pandemic
Given the transmission rate of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended several strategies, such as physical distancing, to contain the spread and widespread transmission. This work  presents the design and implementation of several perception questionnaires to assess healthcare...
How to Build a Computer Vision Model
Once a model has been trained and deployed, we give our users the tools they’ll need to improve model performance iteratively — by sending inference data back into Roboflow to be annotated, trained and redeployed.
🎙Oren Etzioni/CEO of Allen Institute for AI (AI2) on advancing AI research for the common good
Getting to know the experience gained by researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs doing real ML work is a great source of insights and inspiration. In the AI2 Incubator, we help entrepreneurs create AI-first startups1; our founders and technologists work together to develop product ideas that...
Launching the NetHack Challenge at NeurIPS 2021
Successfully completing the game as an expert player takes on average 25-50x more steps than an average StarCraft II game, and players’ interactions with objects and the environment are extremely complex, so success often hinges on calling upon imagination to solve problems in creative or surprising...