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Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020

“For Google AI chief Jeff Dean, that means giving talks at workshops about how machine learning can help confront the threat posed by climate change and how machine learning is reshaping systems and semiconductors” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. VentureBeat: You also got a little into the use of machine learning for the creation of machine learning hardware.VentureBeat spoke with Dean Thursday about Google’s early work on the use of ML to create semiconductors for machine learning, the impact of Google’s BERT on conversational AI, and machine learning trends to…

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Cindicator Launches Crypto Hedge Fund Based on Hybrid Intelligence

“Cindicator, a hybrid intelligence fintech company, has announced the launch of a crypto hedge fund which is based on hybrid intelligence and quantitative research” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. According to a recent report by Crypto Fund Research, as many as 70 crypto hedge funds closed their operations in 2019.Cindicator is launching the fund at a time when the crypto hedge fund industry is seeing a tough time.According to the company’s announcement on Wednesday, it uses enhanced machine learning models and hybrid intelligence data to forecast and thus making investment…

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AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of reach

“One tool is for searching AI research papers and the other is for investigating country-level data on research and investment” writes James Vincent for theverge.com. As this report shows, despite the limitations of machine learning, it continues to accelerate in terms of funding, interest, and technical achievements.Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. Source: theverge.com

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N.J. man sold faulty machine gun stands to U.S. Army that were prone to collapse

“A Hackettstown man admitted Tuesday he lied about the strength of steel used to make machine gun stands his company sold to the U.S. military” writes For Lehighvalleylive Com for nj.com. His company, Applied Resources Corporation of Wharton, Morris County, made the bipod assemblies for the U.S. Army, according to charging documents.The company won the U.S. Department of Defense contract in April 2015 to make the assemblies for M249 light machine guns.The weak steel in the machine gun bipod assemblies and faulty head and collar joints caused the two-legged stands…

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AWS Works Hard To Keep Ahead Of The Public Cloud Herd

“Almost two years ago, AWS announced Outposts, appliances for customer on-premises datacenters that connect easily back to their AWS cloud environments” reports nextplatform.com. It’s like AWS is Elizabeth Warren for the cloud: if there is a problem, AWS has a plan for that.The chip is available in EC2 now but will spread later to other AWS services, including the SageMaker machine learning platform, ECS container service and EKS Kubernetes service. Source: nextplatform.com

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AWS launches major SageMaker upgrades for machine learning model training and testing

“AWS SageMaker Studio is a model training and workflow management tool that collects all the code, notebooks, and project folders for machine learning into one place, while SageMaker Notebooks lets you quickly spin up a Jupyter notebook for machine learning projects” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. The series of new tools were introduced today alongside a range of machine learning cloud services for people without machine learning expertise like Kendra, Fraud Detector, and Inf1, an instance for AI inference. At re:Invent last year, SageMaker got an upgrade with automated data-labeling…

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Icebreaker: New model which reduces cost and data needed to train ML models

“The second part is a set of new element-wise training data selection objectives for element-wise training data acquisition” writes Wenbo Gong for microsoft.com. To solve this problem, we propose the Icebreaker solution, a novel deep generative model that minimizes the amount and cost of data required to train a machine learning model.We encourage you to experiment with the whole framework—train a PA-BELGAM model with element-wise training data selection or simply try out PA-BELGAM as an alternative to variational autoencoders for your application.In many real-life scenarios, obtaining information is costly, and…

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Researchers Have Finally Found A Way For AIs To Be More Safe And Fair Towards Humans

“Although all these advancements are aimed towards simplifying things for us humans, there are certain issues that have also emerged with the prominence of Artificial Intelligence: biases that find their way into the Artificial Intelligence Systems” writes Natasha Mathur for mashable.com. This new method allows machine learning researchers to define these probabilistic constraints depending on their application.AI researchers have long been pushing towards enforcement of ethics in AI. These ethics focus on values such as transparency, fairness, reliability, validity, and accuracy among others.To mitigate this “undesirable behavior” in artificial intelligence…

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Even computer algorithms can be biased. Scientists have different ideas of how to prevent that

“Computer algorithms are used to make decisions in a range of settings, from courtrooms to schools to online shopping sites” writes Amina Khan Is for latimes.com. Scientists say they’ve developed a framework to make computer algorithms “safer” to use without creating bias based on race, gender or other factors. The new work is sure to stir up debate — and perhaps more needed conversations between the healthcare and machine learning communities, Celi said. “If it makes people have more discussions then I think it’s valuable,” he said. Source: latimes.com

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Death threats prompt music executive to appeal for peace in feud with Taylor Swift

“In an Instagram post addressed to Swift, Braun wrote that since Swift’s statements “there have been numerous death threats against my family.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – Music executive Scooter Braun on Friday said his family had received “numerous death threats” over a feud with singer Taylor Swift, and appealed to her to make peace. Source: 95kqds.com

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