Thursday, January 28, 2021

Timnit Gebru’s actual paper may explain why Google ejected her

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A paper co-authored by former Google AI ethicist Timnit Gebru raised some potentially thorny questions for Google about whether AI language models may be too big, and whether tech ...

Let the dulcet tones of Google’s Blob Opera ring in the holiday season with...

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Hark! The blobs sing! Or at least, they do in Google’s latest machine learning experiment, the awe-inspiring Blob Opera, which will see a chorus of four adorable, colorful blobs ...

Go watch this video about an AI system that can predict how proteins fold

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Within any living organism, there are thousands of different proteins, each with its own unique shape. For decades, the exact formation of those shapes has been a pain for scientis...

Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

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Alphabet’s Loon, the team responsible for beaming internet down to Earth from stratospheric helium balloons, has achieved a new milestone: its navigation system is no longer run ...

Massachusetts on the verge of becoming first state to ban police use of facial...

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Massachusetts lawmakers this week voted to ban the use of facial recognition by law enforcement and public agencies in a sweeping police reform bill that received significant bipar...

Google’s latest AI tool turns your MS Paint doodles into freakish monsters

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To quote Google CEO Sundar Pichai: AI is “more profound than fire or electricity.” To back up this claim with incontrovertible evidence: here’s an AI tool made by Google res...

Facebook is now using AI to sort content for quicker moderation

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Facebook has always made it clear it wants artificial intelligence to handle more moderation duties on its platforms. Today, it announced its latest step toward that goal: putting ...

Amazon’s Alexa will now guess what skills you want to use based on your...

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Finding new ways to use Amazon’s Alexa has always been a bit of a pain. Amazon boasts that its AI assistant has more than 100,000 skills, but most are garbage and the useful ones...

Google wants you to help train its AI by labeling images in Google Photos

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Google has updated its Google Photos app on Android with a new option that lets users tell the search giant about the contents of their pictures. By labeling these images, Google c...

Pope Francis urges followers to pray that AI and robots ‘always serve mankind’

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Pope Francis has asked believers around the world to pray that robots and artificial intelligence “always serve mankind.” The message is one of the pope’s monthly prayer int...
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NIO co-founder leaves the EV startup in the middle of a...

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One of the co-founders of Chinese EV startup NIO is leaving the company, a spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge. Jack...

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