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Five Artificial Intelligence Predictions For The Near Future
Building o AI predictions from last year, this article will explore five ways in which AI is poised to transform our society in the near future.
It’s a tricky situation
You want to get your products to market as soon as possible. Data privacy and security concerns can slow you down, but ignoring them can be disastrous. Where must you avoid taking shortcuts to put data privacy first? This quick guide covers the most common data privacy and security pitfalls that can cost companies a fortune to fix – such as failing to de-identify sensitive data. More importantly, you’ll learn how to avoid these mistakes, and the cost of fixing them, with a privacy-by-design approach.
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Meta unveils a new LLM that can run on a single GPU
It's part of a new family of language models called "Large Language Model Meta AI," or LLAMA for short. Further Reading OpenAI invites everyone to test ChatGPT, a new AI-powered chatbot—with amusing results The LLaMA collection of language models range from 7 billion to 65 billion parameters.
Fighting ‘Woke AI,’ Musk Recruits Team to Develop OpenAI Rival
Elon Musk has approached artificial intelligence researchers in recent weeks about forming a new research lab to develop an alternative to ChatGPT, the high-profile chatbot made by the startup OpenAI, according to two people with direct knowledge of the effort.
Report details how Big Tech is leaning on EU not to regulate general purpose AIs
A Techcrunch piece discussing a lobbying report for the EU's proposed AI Act, which aims to regulate the use of AI in the European Union. The report identifies various concerns from industry groups and companies about the potential impact of the proposed regulations on innovation and competitiveness.
Applied use cases
Meet the first-ever AI editor at the Financial Times
Now, as the Financial Times’ first-ever AI editor, Murgia has been tasked with leading coverage on the rapidly evolving field and providing advice and expertise to other FT reporters
Everything you wanted to know about AI – but were afraid to ask
The Guardian’s technology editors, Dan Milmo and Alex Hern, are going back to basics – answering the questions that millions of readers may have been too afraid to ask.
Most Popular Trends in AI and Machine Learning in Finance in 2023
We caught up with AI/ML experts from JP Morgan & Chase, UBS, University of Greenwich, Cornell University, and Fidelity Investments to find out about the most popular trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in finance in 2023.
Responsible AI: The research collaboration behind new open-source tools offered by Microsoft
Through its Responsible AI Toolbox, a collection of tools and functionalities designed to help practitioners maximize the benefits of AI systems while mitigating harms, and other efforts for responsible AI, Microsoft offers an alternative: a principled approach to AI development.
Thoughts and impressions of AI-assisted search from Bing
Personal impressions of Bing I also finally got access to Bing myself—I’ve been on the waiting list for the while, and eventually tried installing a preview of Parallels Desktop in order to run a preview of Windows in order to install Edge and bump myself up the list.
The Future of Human Agency
Success of AI systems will remain constrained due to their inherent complexity, security vulnerabilities and the tension between targeted personalization and privacy Mike Liebhold, retired distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future.
Social Robots as educators
Robots in education can be used to teach STEM subjects or as teachers. The latter is a new technology driven by AI and robotics, which offers one-to-one tutoring and a physical presence. Research suggests that social robots offer benefits which computer-based solutions do not, but there are significant technical, economical, and logistical challenges to implementing them in classrooms.
The robot revolution arrives on Mountain View’s Castro Street
COURAGEOUS PARENTS: My colleague Scooty Nickerson was on the scene Wednesday as six Bay Area parents were honored by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for dedicating their lives to raising awareness about fentanyl after their own children died of fentanyl.
Alphabet Layoffs Hit Trash-Sorting Robots
The company recently laid off thousands of human employees—it is also shutting down a unit working on robots that learned to open doors and clean tables.
Why the Abstraction and Reasoning Corpus is interesting and important for AI
summarized their plan for a “2 month, 10 man study of artificial intelligence”: “An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves.”
A vision-language approach for foundational UI understanding
Previously, we investigated various UI modeling tasks, including widget captioning, screen summarization, and command grounding, that address diverse interaction scenarios such as automation and accessibility.
How an AI breakthrough from Alphabet's DeepMind 'changed scientific history'
Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia use DeepMind's AlphaFold 2 technology to predict protein structures while researching Parkinson's disease.