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AI models from Microsoft and Google already surpass human performance on the SuperGLUE language benchmark

AI models from Microsoft and Google already surpass human performance on the SuperGLUE language benchmark

Please wait...Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and DataIn late 2019, researchers affiliated with Facebook, New York University (NYU), the University of Washington, and DeepMind proposed , a new benchmark for AI designed to summarize research progress on a diverse set of language tasks. Building on the GLUE benchmark, which had been introduced one year prior, SuperGLUE includes a set of more difficult language understanding challenges,...

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Google trained a trillion-parameter AI language model

Google trained a trillion-parameter AI language model

Please wait...Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and DataParameters are the key to machine learning algorithms. They’re the part of the model that’s learned from historical training data. Generally speaking, in the language domain, the correlation between the number of parameters and sophistication has held up remarkably well. For example, OpenAI’s GPT-3 — one of the largest language models ever trained, at 175 billion parameters — can make...

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AMP Robotics raises $55 million for AI that picks and sorts recyclables

AMP Robotics raises $55 million for AI that picks and sorts recyclables

Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and Data, a Denver, Colorado-based startup creating robotic systems that sort recyclable material, this morning announced it has closed a $55 million series B funding round led by XN. The startup says it will use the funds to scale its business operations and develop AI product applications that integrate into materials recovery facilities to increase recycling rates for its customers.to the Environmental...

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Teachable AI will help Alexa users set up preferences

Teachable AI will help Alexa users set up preferences

Log OutJoin us for the world’s leading event about accelerating enterprise transformation with AI and Data, for enterprise technology decision-makers, presented by the #1 publisher in AI and DataAmazon today detailed a capability coming to Alexa called Teachable AI that will enable the assistant to ask questions to fill gaps in its understanding. First announced during the company’s September virtual press event, Teachable AI leverages machine learning to determine whether a request can be a trigger for a teachable moment. If Alexa makes this determination, it will ask a customer for...

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DeepMind researchers claim neural networks can outperform neurosymbolic models

DeepMind researchers claim neural networks can outperform neurosymbolic models

Log OutSo-called neurosymbolic models, which combine algorithms with , appear to be much better-suited to predicting, explaining, and considering counterfactual possibilities than neural networks. But researchers at DeepMind claim neural networks can outperform neurosymbolic models under the right testing conditions. In a preprint , coauthors describe an architecture for spatiotemporal reasoning about videos in which all components are learned and all intermediate representations are distributed (rather than symbolic) throughout the layers of the neural network. The team says that it...

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Nuro becomes first company to receive commercial autonomous vehicle permit from California DMV

Nuro becomes first company to receive commercial autonomous vehicle permit from California DMV

Log OutHours after announcing that it self-driving truck startup Ike, Nuro revealed it’s the first company to receive permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to charge a fee and receive compensation for its driverless delivery service. Unlike the autonomous testing licenses the California DMV previously granted to Nuro and others, which limited the compensation self-driving vehicle companies could receive, the deployment permit enables Nuro to make its technology commercially available.Some experts predict the pandemic will  of autonomous vehicles for delivery....

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At NeurIPS 2020, researchers proposed faster, more efficient alternatives to backpropagation

At NeurIPS 2020, researchers proposed faster, more efficient alternatives to backpropagation

Log OutIn the 1960s, academics including Virginia Polytechnic Institute professor Henry J. Kelley, Stanford University’s Arthur E. Bryson, and Stuart Dreyfus at the University of California, Berkeley arrived at the theory of backpropagation. It’s an algorithm which would later become widely used to train neural networks, the computing systems vaguely inspired by the biological neural networks that constitute animal brains. Backpropagation rose to prominence in the 2010s in light of the emergence of cheap, powerful computing systems, leading to gains in speech recognition, computer vision,...

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New framework can train a robotic arm on 6 grasping tasks in less than an hour

New framework can train a robotic arm on 6 grasping tasks in less than an hour

Log OutAdvances in machine learning have given rise to a range of robotics capabilities, including grasping, pushing, pulling, and other object manipulation skills. However, general-purpose algorithms have to date been extremely sample-inefficient, limiting their applicability to the real world. Spurred on by this, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley developed a — Framework for Efficient Robotic Manipulation (FERM) — that leverages cutting-edge techniques to achieve what they claim is “extremely” sample-efficient robotic manipulation algorithm training. The coauthors say...

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Rani raises $69 million to convert injectable drugs into pill form

Rani raises $69 million to convert injectable drugs into pill form

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.today raised $69 million to fund development of its platform that converts injectable drugs into pills. The San Jose-based company specifically plans to accelerate clinical development of its internal pipeline treatments and scale up manufacturing, in partnership with pharmaceutical companies including Novartis and Takeda.Fear of or discomfort from needle-based injections are among the reasons patients refuse to take certain medications. According to a in the Annals of Internal...

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Robotics researchers propose AI that locates and safely moves items on shelves

Robotics researchers propose AI that locates and safely moves items on shelves

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.A pair of new studies from Google and the University of California, Berkeley propose ways of finding occluded objects on shelves and solving “contact-rich” manipulation tasks like moving objects across a table. The UC Berkeley introduces Lateral Access maXimal Reduction of occupancY support Area (LAX-RAY), a system that predicts a target object’s location, even when only a portion of that object is visible. As for the Google-coauthored paper, it proposes Contact-aware Online...

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Sphero spinout Company Six launches throwable, video-streaming wheeled drone for first responders

Sphero spinout Company Six launches throwable, video-streaming wheeled drone for first responders

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.In May, , the decade-old Colorado-based company best known for its programmable robots, announced (CO6), a spinoff focused on commercializing intelligence robots and AI-based apps for military, EMT, and fire personnel and others who work in challenging situations. Mum’s been the word since on what exactly that might entail, but today, CO6 took the wraps off of its , a one-pound, throwable robot built for “dangerous and difficult” jobs.Robots are ripe for first responder...

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Percepto raises $45 million for robots that inspect critical infrastructure

Percepto raises $45 million for robots that inspect critical infrastructure

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.Autonomous inspection solutions company today announced a $45 million round. The funds come as Percepto pivots from drone-based products to general robotics-driven inspections incorporating third-party platforms like Boston Dynamics’ Spot.According to a report from Technavio, the inspection robot market has the potential to grow to $3.72 billion between 2020 and 2024, bolstered by industries spanning energy, oil and gas, and mining. Beyond their cost-effectiveness, robots have...

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Motional receives permission to begin testing autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in Nevada

Motional receives permission to begin testing autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in Nevada

Log OutA guide for both CoEs and business units, the joint autonomous driving partnership between Aptiv and Hyundai, today announced it has received permission from the state of Nevada to test its autonomous cars without a driver behind the wheel. The company says this is part of the completion of a self-imposed testing and assessment period.In the U.S., relatively few companies have obtained permits to pilot driverless cars without operators onboard, a core pillar of future self-driving taxi, delivery, and freight transportation services. In California, GM-backed Cruise, Alphabet’s Waymo,...

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How Google built its AI-powered Hum to Search feature

How Google built its AI-powered Hum to Search feature

Log OutA guide for both CoEs and business unitsIn October, Google announced it would let users , initially in English on iOS and in more than 20 languages on Android. At the time, the search giant only hinted at how the new Hum to Search feature worked. But in a blog post today, Google detailed the underlying systems that enable Google Search to find songs using only hummed renditions.Identifying songs from humming is a longstanding challenge in AI. With lyrics, background vocals, and a range of instruments, the audio of a musical or studio recording can be quite different from a hummed...

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Rockset raises $40 million to index and analyze data at scale

Rockset raises $40 million to index and analyze data at scale

Log OutLearn how new cloud-based API solutions are solving imperfect, frustrating audio in video conferences.Real-time analytics startup today announced a $40 million round. The company says the funds will be used to grow its workforce and accelerate product development and research while bolstering its go-to-market efforts.A 2018 report from estimated that humans were creating 2.5 quintillion bytes (or 2.5 exabytes) of data per day, a number that has only increased since. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some companies are tapping the data deluge more effectively — and efficiently — than others. A...

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Nvidia will supply hardware for Leonardo, a 10-exaflop supercomputer

Nvidia will supply hardware for Leonardo, a 10-exaflop supercomputer

Log OutRead our latest special issue.In January, Italy’s Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MUIR), National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and International School of Advanced Studies unveiled Leonardo, a new supercomputer to be constructed at capable of “exascale” computing for research and innovation. The hardware partners for the project, which was approved by the European Joint Undertaking EuroHPC, a joint supercomputing collaboration between national governments and the European Union, weren’t initially revealed. But Nvidia today confirmed that it will supply Ampere-based...

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Cruise receives permit to test autonomous cars without safety drivers in San Francisco

Cruise receives permit to test autonomous cars without safety drivers in San Francisco

Log OutRead our latest special issue.GM-backed driverless car startup Cruise today a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that will allow the company to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco. While Cruise has had state authority to pilot driverless cars with safety drivers since 2015, the new license enables the company to test five autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel on specified city streets within San Francisco.According to the DMV, Cruise’s vehicles can operate on roads with posted speed limits not exceeding 30 miles per...

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You can now order Miso Robotics’ latest kitchen robot for $30,000

You can now order Miso Robotics’ latest kitchen robot for $30,000

Log OutRead our latest special issue.Miso Robotics today announced that its newest kitchen robot, Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail (ROAR), is now commercially available. The final design, which can cook up to 19 food items, mounts the robot on a recessed overhead rail to avoid interfering with human staff. On the backend, improvements to ChefUI, Miso’s software, aim to assist staff with workflows through a dashboard displayed on a 15.6-inch touchscreen mounted to the robot. An Intel depth sensor enables ChefUI to identify food and temperatures while learning to reclassify new foods introduced to...

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Intel inks agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore neuromorphic computing

Intel inks agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore neuromorphic computing

Log OutRead our latest special issue.As a part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, Intel today inked a three-year agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to explore the value of neuromorphic computing for scaled-up AI problems. Sandia will kick off its work using the 50-million-neuron Loihi-based system recently delivered to its facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the collaboration progresses, Intel says the labs will receive systems built on the company’s next-generation neuromorphic architecture.Along with Intel, researchers at IBM,...

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Over 1,000 parents sign open letter protesting facial recognition in schools

Over 1,000 parents sign open letter protesting facial recognition in schools

Log OutRead our latest special issue.This morning, Fight for the Future, a nonprofit advocacy group promoting causes related to privacy, censorship, and copyright legislation, published a calling for a ban on facial recognition in U.S. schools. The open letter, which is addressed to lawmakers and school administrators around the country, has gained 1,000 signatures from parents in 50 states in less than a week. It highlights the dangers of surveillance and risks associated with data compromise, as well as ways facial recognition might exacerbate discrimination against specific groups of...

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Microsoft’s updated DeepSpeed can train trillion-parameter AI models with fewer GPUs

Microsoft’s updated DeepSpeed can train trillion-parameter AI models with fewer GPUs

Log OutRead our latest special issue.Microsoft today released an of its library that introduces a new approach to training AI models containing trillions of parameters, the variables internal to the model that inform its predictions. The company claims the technique, dubbed 3D parallelism, adapts to the varying needs of workload requirements to power extremely large models while balancing scaling efficiency.Single massive AI models with billions of parameters have made great strides in a range of challenging domains. Studies show they perform well because they can absorb the nuances of...

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Portland City Council votes to ban facial recognition technologies in public places

Portland City Council votes to ban facial recognition technologies in public places

Log OutRead our latest special issue.The Portland, Oregon City Council today unanimously voted to adopt two of the strongest bans on facial recognition technologies in the U.S. One prohibits the public use of facial recognition by city bureaus, including the Portland Police Department, while the other bans all private use in places of “public accommodation,” like parks and buildings. The ordinances originally contained an amendment that would have allowed airlines in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect facial recognition data on travelers at the Portland...

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Z-Wave Long Range protocol supports up to 2,000 smart devices on a mesh network

Z-Wave Long Range protocol supports up to 2,000 smart devices on a mesh network

Log OutRead our latest special issue.The Z-Wave Alliance today a new specification intended to accommodate setups with thousands of devices in environments stretching hundreds of feet. The Alliance says that Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR), which supports things like door locks, garage door sensors, thermostats, and smart lightbulbs, is backward-compatible with both existing Z-Wave networks and previously installed Z-Wave devices.Z-Wave, which was born out of Danish company Zensys and came to the U.S. in 2000, is a wireless mesh protocol for smart home, multi-unit, and hospitality use cases....

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Attabotics raises $50 million to help retailers and grocers automate warehouses

Attabotics raises $50 million to help retailers and grocers automate warehouses

Log OutRead our latest special issue.Robotic supply chain startup today raised $50 million in venture equity financing. The funds will be put toward accelerating current projects, investing in new technologies, and scaling manufacturing operations.Worker shortages caused by the pandemic have prompted retail, fulfillment, and logistics companies to accelerate the rollout of robots. According to , more than 4 million commercial robots will be installed in over 50,000 warehouses around the world by 2025, up from just under 4,000 warehouses in 2018. Gap the number of item-picking machines it...

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Aug 18
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IBM unveils Power10 processor for big data analytics and AI workloads

IBM unveils Power10 processor for big data analytics and AI workloads

Log OutRead our latest special issue.At the Hot Chips 2020 conference, which was held virtually this year, IBM announced the IBM Power10. It’s the successor to the Power9 and represents the next generation of the company’s processor family. IBM claims that the Power10 delivers up to three times greater efficiency than its predecessor while at the same time delivering higher workload capacity and container density.The Power10 was designed over five years and has the distinction of being IBM’s first commercial 7-nanometer processor. (In 2015, IBM, Samsung, and other members of IBM’s Research...

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