In the News
China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起
"The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it."
Also in the news...
- Key takeaways from Waymo's report on self driving
- China is building a giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds. More
- Andrew Ng's new project includes a chat bot to fight depression. More
- Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400M to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles. More
Tech Giants are paying huge salaries for scarce A.I. talent
Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done.
Speech Recognition is not solved
Despite falling word error rates, and contrary to what you may read in the media, here are the reasons why we are still far from human-level recognition.
Hey Siri: an on-device DNN-powered voice trigger for Apple’s Personal Assistant
New Apple machine learning paper on how iPhones listen for the "Hey Siri" phrase (they use the motion co-processor instead of the CPU).
Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones
Google using Machine Learning (and not dual lenses) to obtain shallow depth-of-field images.
Software tools & code
A new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft, designed to compete with Tensorflow, Pytorch and the likes.
Open-souree labeled Video Dataset for Human Action Understanding. Contains scenes of people doing all sorts of actions (dancing, digging, hugging, standing...)
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