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Import AI 175: Amazon releases AI logistics benchmark; rise of the jellobots; China release an air traffic control recording dataset

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Automating aerospace: China releases English & Chinese air traffic control voice dataset:…~60 hours of audio collected from real-world situations…Chinese researchers from Sichuan University, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration, and a startup called Wisesoft have developed a large-scale speech recognition dataset based on conversations between air-traffic control operators and pilots. The dataset – which is available for non-commercial use following registration...




Import AI 174: Model cards for responsible AI development; how Alexa learns from trial and error; BERT meets Bing

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Amazon uses reinforcement learning to teach Alexa the art of conversation…Alexa + 180,000 unique dialogues + DQN =Learning conversation through trial and error…Amazon wants more people to talk to its Alexa AI agent, so Amazon is using reinforcement learning to teach its agent to be better at conversation. In recent tests, Amazon shows that agents trained via reinforcement learning have...





Expanding Universe for HPC, NVIDIA CEO Brings GPU Acceleration to Arm

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Broadening support for GPU-accelerated supercomputing to a fast-growing new platform, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang Monday introduced a reference design for building GPU-accelerated Arm servers, with wide industry backing. Huang — speaking Monday at the SC19 supercomputing show in Denver — also announced that Microsoft has built NDv2, a “supersized instance” that’s the world’s Read article >


Import AI 173: Here come the Chinese “violence detection” systems; how to use GPT-2 to spot propaganda; + can Twitter deal with deepfakes?

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What happens when CCTV cameras come with automatic violence detectors?…”Real-World Fighting” dataset sketches out a future of automated surveillance…Researchers with Duke Kunshan University and Sun Yat-sen University in China have developed RWF-2000, a new dataset of “violent” behaviors collected from YouTube. They also train a classifier on this dataset, letting them (with quite poor accuracy) automatically identify violent behaviors in...





Import AI 172: Google codes AI to fix errors in Google’s code; Amazon makes mini-self-driving cars with deepracer; and Microsoft uses GPT-2 to make auto-suggest for coders

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Microsoft wants to use internet-scale language models to make programmers fitter, happier, and more productive:…Code + GPT-2 = Auto-complete for programmers…Microsoft has used recent advances in language understanding to build a smart auto-complete function for programmers. The software company announced its Visual Studio “IntelliCode” feature at its Microsoft Ignite conference in November. The technology, which is inspired by language models...





Special Delivery: With U.S. Post Office on Board, NVIDIA to Enable AI Deployment, NVIDIA’s Ian Buck Says

blogs.nvidia.com on 5 November

The AI revolution is here — as near as the closest mailbox — and the time’s right to put AI to work solving your organization’s biggest challenges, NVIDIA’s Ian Buck said Tuesday. Kicking off the Washington edition of our GPU Technology Conference, Buck, NVIDIA’s VP for accelerated computing, detailed a new generation of technologies that Read article >


Import AI 171: When will robotics have its ImageNet moment?; fooling surveillance AI with an ‘adversarial t-shirt’, and Stanford calls for $12bn a year in funding for a US national endeavor

jack-clark.net on 4 November

What do we mean when we say a machine can “understand” something?…And does it matter if we do or don’t know what we mean here?…AI professor Tom Dietterich has tackled the thorny question of trying to define what it means for a machine to “understand” something – by saying maybe this question doesn’t matter.  Who cares about understanding? “I believe...