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Import AI 204: Chinese elevator surveillance; Enron emails train polite AI; and a pessimistic view on AGI

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A somewhat abbreviated issue, this week: Due to a combination of things (primarily related to societal complications from COVID-19), I’ve found I have less time I’m able to devote to this newsletter, among other things. I think many people in COVID-hit countries that are lucky enough to still be employed are having this experience – even though notionally you should...



Microsoft AI health director: How AI is fueling intelligent health systems. Advances in artificial intelligence are helping pave the way for intelligent health systems, which focus on using AI and data to establish care and operational strategies, according to Tom Lawry, national director for AI, health and life sciences at Microsoft. 

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Advances in artificial intelligence are helping pave the way for intelligent health systems, which focus on using AI and data to establish care and operational strategies, according to Tom Lawry, national director for AI, health and life sciences at Microsoft. 




Import AI 203: DeepMind releases a synthetic robot dog; harvesting kiwifruit with robots; plus, egocentric AI

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Train first-person AI systems with EPIC-Kitchens:…Expanded dataset gives researchers a bunch of egocentric films to train AI systems against…Researchers with the University of Bristol and the University of Catania have introduced EPIC-KITCHENS-100, a dataset of  first-person perspective videos of people doing a range of things like cooking or washing. The interesting thing about the dataset is that the videos are...




Import AI 202: Baidu leaves PAI; ImageNet can live forever with better labels; and what a badly upscaled Obama photo tells us about data bias

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Making ImageNet live forever with better labels:…Industry-defining dataset gets new labels for a longer lifespan…ImageNet is why the recent decade was a boom year for AI – after all, it was in 2012 that a team of researchers at the University of Toronto used deep learning techniques to make significant progress on the annual ImageNet image recognition competition; their success...





Import AI 201: the facial recognition rebellion; how Amazon Go sees people; and the past&present of YOLO

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Could 2020 be the year where facial recognition gets some constraints?…Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, change facial recognition policies…This week, IBM said it no longer sells “general purpose facial recognition or analysis software”, and that it opposes the use of facial recognition for “mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms”. After this, Amazon announced a one-year moratorium on...






Import AI 200: Pedestrian tracking; synthetic satellite data; and upscaling games with DeepFakes

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Can we use synthetic data to spy from space? RarePlanes suggests ‘yes’:…Real data + simulated data means we can arbitrage compute for data…Researchers with In Q Tel, a CIA-backed investment firm, and AI Reverie, an In Q Tel-backed startup, want to use synthetic data to improve satellite surveillance. To do this, they’ve developed a dataset called Rareplanes that pairs real...