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Google fires Ethical AI lead Margaret Mitchell

Google fires Ethical AI lead Margaret Mitchell

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.Google fired Margaret “Meg” Mitchell, lead of the Ethical AI team, today. The move comes just hours after Google announced diversity policy changes and Google AI chief Jeff Dean sent an apology in the wake of the firing of in late 2020.I'm fired.— MMitchell (@mmitchell_ai)Mitchell, a staff research scientist and Google employee since 2016, had been under an . In an sent to Google shortly before Mitchell was placed on...

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IBM proposes AI chip with benchmark-beating power efficiency

IBM proposes AI chip with benchmark-beating power efficiency

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.IBM claims to have developed one of the world’s first for AI inferencing and training built with 7-nanometer technology. In a paper presented at the 2021 International Solid-State Circuits Virtual Conference in early February, a team of researchers at the company detailed a hardware accelerator that supports a range of model types while achieving “leading” power efficiency on all of them.are a type of specialized hardware...

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Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco

Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.Waymo today announced that it has begun limited rider testing with employee volunteers in San Francisco to gather feedback and improve its robo-taxi technology. It’s the first expansion of the Alphabet subsidiary’s ride-hailing service beyond the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, where Waymo launched its first commercial driverless taxi service, , in December 2018.Some experts predict that the pandemic will of autonomous vehicles for...

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Locus Robotics raises $150 million to scale its warehouse robotics platform

Locus Robotics raises $150 million to scale its warehouse robotics platform

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform., a Wilmington, Massachusetts-based warehouse robotics startup, today announced it has raised $150 million in series E funding at a $1 billion post-money valuation. The company says the funding will allow it to accelerate product innovation and global expansion. Locus expects that in the next four years, over a million warehouse robots will be installed and that the number of warehouses using them will grow tenfold.Worker...

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Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy

Thought-detection: AI has infiltrated our last bastion of privacy

Please wait...Log OutFrom TikTok to Instagram, Facebook to YouTube, and more, learn how data is key to ensuring ad creative will actually perform on every platform.Our thoughts are private – or at least they were. New breakthroughs in neuroscience and artificial intelligence are changing that assumption, while at the same time inviting new questions around ethics, privacy, and the horizons of brain/computer interaction.Research published last week from Queen Mary University in London describes an application of a deep neural network that can that are used like radar. In this research,...

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Here’s where AI will advance in 2021

Here’s where AI will advance in 2021

Please wait...Log OutLearn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs.Artificial intelligence continues to advance at a rapid pace. Even in 2020, a year that did not lack compelling news, AI advances commanded mainstream attention on multiple occasions. OpenAI’s , in particular, showed new and surprising ways we may soon be seeing AI penetrate daily life. Such rapid progress makes prediction about the future of AI somewhat difficult, but some areas do seem ripe for breakthroughs. Here are a few areas in AI that we feel...

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Jan 31
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AI holds the key to even better AI

AI holds the key to even better AI

Please wait...Log OutLearn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs.For all the talk about how artificial intelligence technology is transforming entire industries, the reality is that most businesses struggle to obtain real value from AI. 65% of organizations that have invested in AI in recent years haven’t yet seen any tangible gains from those investments, according to a 2019 conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group. And a quarter of businesses implementing AI projects see at least 50% of...

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Yonatan Geifman
Jan 29
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The promise of voice AI in game development

The promise of voice AI in game development

Please wait...Log OutJoin now to connect with the games industry, join private networking sessions, and hear the latest on driving game growth.AI voices are sounding more realistic today than ever before in the history of synthetic voice technology.What started as simple text-to-speech (TTS), combined with hundreds of hours of recorded dialog, has evolved into more natural-sounding AI voices, synthesized from just a couple hours of audio.You can check out and . These are samples from Replica Studios, in which the main character faces off with a monster in a cave.Why does this matter? The...

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Computer vision researchers develop city-scale smart tracking platform

Computer vision researchers develop city-scale smart tracking platform

Please wait...Log OutLearn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs.Surveillance cameras already dot or blanket major cities, but it’s not necessarily easy to continuously track a person or object moving through multiple locations and cameras. Now researchers from the Indian Institute of Science are applying advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to this complex challenge, creating a software platform called — Hindi for “investigator” — that simultaneously manages the specifics of tracking and the larger issue of...

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3 tech trends that COVID-19 will accelerate in 2021

3 tech trends that COVID-19 will accelerate in 2021

Please wait...Log OutLearn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs.Spending 2020 under the shadow of a pandemic has affected what we need and expect from technology. For many, COVID-19 accelerated the rate of digital transformation: as , companies needed AI systems that facilitated remote work and the computing power to support them.The question is, how should companies focus their resources in 2021 to prepare for this changed reality and the new technologies on the horizon? Here are three trends that I predict will see...

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Language AI is really heating up

Language AI is really heating up

Please wait...Log OutLearn how small businesses are improving customer experience, accelerating quote-to-cash, and increasing security.In just a short number of years, deep learning algorithms have evolved to be able to beat the world’s best players at board games and recognize faces with the same accuracy as a human (or perhaps even better). But mastering the unique and far-reaching complexities of human language has proven to be one of AI’s toughest challenges.Could that be about to change?The ability for computers to effectively understand all human language would completely transform...

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Jan 17
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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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Kyle Wiggers
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A new technique called ‘concept whitening’ promises to provide neural network interpretability

A new technique called ‘concept whitening’ promises to provide neural network interpretability

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 DataDeep neural networks can perform wonderful feats, thanks to their extremely large and complicated web of parameters. But their complexity is also their curse: The inner workings of are often a mystery — even to their creators. This is a challenge that has been troubling the artificial intelligence community since  started to become popular in the early 2010s.In tandem with the...

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‘AR cloud’ will drive the next generation of immersive experiences

‘AR cloud’ will drive the next generation of immersive experiences

Log OutImagine: You’re walking down the street in an unfamiliar city and decide to stop for lunch. You put on your augmented reality (AR)-enabled glasses and look around you, and certain restaurants’ ratings and recent reviews appear overlaid on their storefronts. After you select a restaurant and sit down, you put the glasses on once again and a virtual menu appears on the table.While this may seem futuristic, in reality it’s the next generation of computing. AR cloud technology enables the unification of the physical and digital world to create immersive experiences like the one just...

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After embracing remote work in 2020, companies face conflicts making it permanent

After embracing remote work in 2020, companies face conflicts making it permanent

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 DataAlthough the pandemic forced employees around the world to adopt makeshift remote work setups, a of the workforce already spent at least part of their week working from home, while some businesses had embraced a “work-from-anywhere” philosophy from their inception. But much as in 2020, the pandemic accelerated a location-agnostic mindset across the corporate world, with tech behemoths like Facebook...

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Is neuroscience the key to protecting AI from adversarial attacks?

Is neuroscience the key to protecting AI from adversarial attacks?

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 DataDeep learning has come a long way since the days when it could only recognize handwritten characters on checks and envelopes. Today, deep neural networks have become a key component of many , from photo and video editors to medical software and .Roughly fashioned after the structure of the brain, neural networks have come closer to seeing the world as humans do. But they still have a long way to go,...

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Ben Dickson
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‘Augmented creativity’: How AI can accelerate human invention

‘Augmented creativity’: How AI can accelerate human invention

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 2012, economist Robert Gordon published a controversial in which he argued that economic growth was largely over, due in no small part to our failure to maintain the engines of innovation in recent decades.A from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research supported his general thesis and argued that while we’re spending even more money on creativity and innovation, our returns are...

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Roblox raises $520 million at $29.5 billion valuation, will go public through direct listing

Roblox raises $520 million at $29.5 billion valuation, will go public through direct listing

Log OutUser-generated game platform  has raised $520 million in a new round of funding, and it will still go public through a direct listing where the company’s existing shareholders directly sell shares to investors. The private funding deal values Roblox at $29.5 billion.The , or DPO, circumvents the usual initial public offering (IPO) process, which can be costly. Roblox hasn’t said when that DPO will actually happen yet, but it announced the funding round ahead of that future DPO.On December 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it would permit companies to raise capital...

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Dean Takahashi
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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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Kyle Wiggers
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Leading computer scientists debate the next steps for AI in 2021

Leading computer scientists debate the next steps for AI in 2021

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 DataThe 2010s were huge for artificial intelligence, thanks to advances in deep learning, a branch of AI that has become feasible because of the growing capacity to collect, store, and process large amounts of data. Today, deep learning is not just a topic of scientific research but also a key component of many everyday applications.But a decade’s worth of research and application has made it clear that...

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Ben Dickson
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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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Kyle Wiggers
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Virtual events came of age in 2020, but the future is hybrid

Virtual events came of age in 2020, but the future is hybrid

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“I really believe in the laziness of the human species — given a chance, we will optimize for the shortest path from A to B,” Lightspeed Venture’s  told VentureBeat in an interview.He was responding to a question about how the pandemic has shaped expectations of what is possible with virtual events and whether it will create a permanent shift in the global psyche.Mohapatra is an India-based partner...

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Paul Sawers
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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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Kyle Wiggers
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Microsoft and Google join Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO

Microsoft and Google join Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO

Log Out(Reuters) — Tech giants, including Microsoft and Google, on Monday joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company , filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.”The brief, filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, opens up a new front in Facebook’s lawsuit against NSO, after it was revealed that the cyber surveillance firm had exploited a bug in Facebook-owned instant messaging program WhatsApp to help surveil more than 1,400 people worldwide.NSO has argued that because it sells digital...

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