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The Future of AI is a Conversation with a Computer
How would an AI writing program start an article on the future of AI writing? Well, there’s one easy way to find out: I used the best known of these tools, OpenAI’s GPT-3, to do the job for me.
iMerit ML DataOps Summit: The Ground Truth of AI. Virtual Event December 2, 2021
Top AI and ML speakers will unveil how to successfully deploy machine learning data operations. Join us to gain insight on: navigating the data labeling ecosystem, scaling the data pipeline and creating adaptive models using high quality data.
In The News
Avoiding shortcut solutions in artificial intelligence
A new method forces a machine learning model to focus on more data when learning a task, which leads to more reliable predictions. Robinson wrote the paper with his advisors, senior author Suvrit Sra, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of...
With Mesh for Teams, Microsoft plans to bring 3D workspaces to remote workers in 2022
Microsoft has announced its intention to create an immersive 3D platform called "Mesh for Teams" for virtual meetings. As the name suggests, Mesh for Teams builds on the company's existing Teams collaboration platform and implements the mixed reality features of Microsoft Mesh.
Facebook to stop using facial recognition, delete data on over 1 billion people
Regulatory pressure and massive lawsuits may have forced its hand. Facebook introduced facial recognition in 2010, allowing users to automatically tag people in photos. The feature was intended to ease photo sharing by eliminating a tedious task for users.
Applied use cases
Four major impacts of artificial intelligence on healthcare
In nearly every area of patient care, from chronic diseases and cancer to radiography and risk assessment, the potential of AI to deliver more accurate, efficient, and effective therapies at precisely the appropriate time in a patient’s care is almost limitless. Artificial Intelligence Integrated...
Avoiding Data Disasters
Things can go disastrously wrong in data science and machine learning projects when we undervalue data work, use data in contexts that it wasn’t gathered for, or ignore the crucial role that humans play in the data science pipeline. Well, the app had been designed for a completely different purpose...
Facebook Is Going Meta
Facebook Twitter Email Save Story Save this story for later. “Today, we're seen as a social media company, but in our DNA we are a company that builds technology to connect people,” Zuckerberg said at the company's Connect conference on Thursday morning, where he unveiled a series of new products...
Discover The Essentials State of AI Report Q2
After thoroughly analyzing industry trends and our engagement data, we’ve gathered valuable insights on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Stay tuned for the best articles from leading industry experts as we bring you our first-ever State of AI Report for Q2 from our sister newsletter, AI Essentials.
Robot Evolution: Ethical Concerns
Whenever there is a technology that is not directly under human control–technologies without a “steering wheel”–and whenever the process is unpredictable, questions about risks and responsibilities arise (Sparrow 2007; Hansson 2017; Nihlen Fahlquist 2017; Santoni de Sio and van den Hoven 2018;...
Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence in National Defence
Defence agencies across the globe identify artificial intelligence (AI) as a key technology to maintain an edge over adversaries. As a result, efforts to develop or acquire AI capabilities for defence are growing on a global scale. Unfortunately, they remain unmatched by efforts to define ethical frameworks to guide the use of AI in the defence domain.
Can AI ever be “ethical”?
Ethical AI is becoming a buzzword in industries as more use cases of AI are being developed globally. What was once taunted as an expensive piece of technology is now available in most industries. Like every new piece of technology, AI has its limitations as well. And in this case, it’s whether the technology is ethical or not.
Why Facebook (Or Meta) Is Making Tactile Sensors for Robots
Durable and affordable fingers and skin could help virtual agents understand their world. Facebook, or Meta as it's now calling itself for some reason that I don't entirely understand, is today announcing some new tactile sensing hardware for robots.
A call for increased visual representation and diversity in robotics
To my mind, the biggest wasted opportunity for a young robotics company growing like Topsy is to depend on the friends of founders network when it leads to homogenous hiring practices. For a larger robotics company, the biggest wasted opportunity is not fixing retention. As my own children have...
These new robots will plunge into the ocean’s most alien depths
The Orpheus submersibles are designed to explore an extreme zone of the Earth's seas—and could help pave the way for science on distant worlds.
Neuron Bursts Can Mimic a Famous AI Learning Strategy
Illustration: Ellie Suh/Quanta Magazine The AI Database → End User Research Technology Machine learning Neural Network Every time a human or machine learns how to get better at a task, a trail of evidence is left behind. It’s now the workhorse that powers learning in the most successful AI systems,...
Real-World Challenges for AGI
AI is already enabling huge leaps in tackling fundamental challenges: from solving protein folding to predicting accurate weather patterns, scientists are increasingly using AI to deduce the rules and principles that underpin highly complex real-world domains - ones they might never have discovered...
Training the next generation of science communicators in robotics & AI
Bite-size videos with tips from expert communicators in robotics & AI from academia, industry and the media about how science communication can add value to your job, the countless different ways to do science communication, how to approach the media with your story, and many more. 10 tips on: How...