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Import AI 192: Would you live in a GAN-built house?; why medical AI needs an ingredient list; plus, Facebook brews up artificial life

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TartainAir challenges SLAM systems to navigate around lurching robot arms:…Simulated dataset gives researchers 4TB of data to test navigation systems against…How can we make smarter robots without destroying them? The answer is to find smarter ways to simulate experiences for our robots, so we can test them out rapidly in software-based environments, rather than having to run them in the...






Import AI 191: Google uses AI to design better chips; how half a million Euros relates to AGI; and how you can help form an African NLP community

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Nice machine translation system you’ve got there – think it can handle XTREME?…New benchmark tests transfer across 40 languages across 12 language families…In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there’s a technology called a ‘babelfish’ – a little in-ear creature that cheerfully translates between all the languages in the universe. AI researchers have recently been building a smaller, human-scale version...






Import AI 190: AnimeGAN; why Bengali is hard for OCR systems; help with COVID by mining the CORD-19 dataset; plus ball-dodging drones.

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Work in AI? Want to help with COVID? Work on the CORD-19 dataset:…Uncle Sam wants the world’s AI researchers to make COVID-19 dataset navigable…As the COVID pandemic moves across the world, many AI researchers have been wondering how they can best help. A good starting place is developing new data mining and text analysis tools for the COVID-19 Open Research...



Import AI 189: Can your AI beat a 0% baseline?; AlphaFold predicts COVID-19 properties; plus, gigapixel-scale surveillance

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Salesforce gets a language model to generate protein sequences:…Can a language model become a scientist? Salesforce thinks so…In recent years, language models have got a lot better. Specifically, AI researchers have figured out how to train large, generative models over strings of data, and have started producing models that can generate reasonable things on the other side – code, theatrical...




Import AI 188: Get ready for thermal drone vision; Microsoft puts $300,000 up for better AI security; plus, does AI require different publication norms?

jack-clark.net on 9 March

How Skydio made its NEURAL DRONE:…Why Skydio built a ‘deep neural pilot’, and what this tells us about the maturity of deep RL research…Drone startup Skydio has become quite notorious in recent years, publishing videos of its incredible flying machines that can follow, chase, film, and track athletes as they carry out performative workouts. Now, in a post on Medium,...




Import AI 187: Real world robot tests at CVPR; all hail the Molecule Transformer; the four traits needed for smarter AI systems.

jack-clark.net on 2 March

A somewhat short issue this week, as I’ve been at the OECD in Paris, speaking about opportunities and challenges of AI policy, and figuring out ways for the AI Index () to support the OECD’s new ‘AI Policy Observatory’.  How useful are simulators? Find out at CVPR 2020!…Three challenges will put three simulation approaches through their paces…In the past few...





Import AI 186: AI + Satellite Imagery; Votefakes!; Schmidhuber on AI’s past&present

jack-clark.net on 24 February

AI + Satellites = Climate Change Monitoring:…Deeplab v3 + Sentinel satellite ‘SAR’ data = lake monitoring through clouds…Researchers with ETH Zurich and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have used machine learning to develop a system that can analyze satellite photos of lakes and work out if they’re covered in ice or not. This kind of capability is potentially...