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Bits & Bytes – 8.10.17

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Bits & Bytes Microsoft made headlines last week when it formally added AI to its corporate vision statement, dropping references to “mobile-first” “Our strategic vision is to compete and grow by building best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with AI.” BuzzFeed trains a random forest ML algorithm to identify…

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Half A Million Thank Yous!

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What a great time to be alive, reading newsletter number five!   Half a million thank-yous Here at TWIML HQ we’re keeping an eye on our Soundcloud stats as we approach a very significant milestone for the podcast. I hinted at this yesterday on Twitter.     Well, don’t tell the folks on Twitter yet,…

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TWIML Presents: Wrangle 2017

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Wrangle conference podcast series.

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Bits & Bytes – 8.2.17

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Bits & Bytes A Facebook research program into multi-agent negotiations resulted in bots creating their own streamlined ways to communicate. The truth behind the ballyhoo about those language-inventing Facebook bots. Meanwhile, Google DeepMind researchers are working on developing agents that imagine the future and plan their tasks in two new papers focused on “imagination-based planning.” If all…

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To 2025 and Back

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You asked for more, here’s newsletter four!   To 2025 and back What is AI and what role will it play in society in 2025? This was the question that my friends Charlie Oliver, Kathryn Hume and I explored with a group of Torontonians at a workshop last week. At a time when AI hysteria in…

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Bits & Bytes – 7.27.17

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Bits & Bytes Apple launched their Machine Learning Journal site to publish their research. The first article is on a technique for improving the realism of fake images using a technique similar to GANs. Google updated their 9 million large Open Images dataset to add some 2 million bounding boxes and several million more labels. OpenAI published research on…

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Supersize for What!

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Yippee, newsletter number three! Wrangling with ethical AI Last week I spent a day at the Wrangle Conference in San Francisco, guest of the team at Cloudera who organizes the event. This was the third Wrangle conference ever, and the second I’ve been able to attend. Wrangle is a pretty interesting conference. It aims to…

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TWIML Online Meetup: Learning from Simulated & Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training

August Meetup: Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training

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A number of you have expressed interest in participating in a TWIML paper reading group and I’m excited to share the details of the inaugural TWIML & AI meetup! The focus of the meetup will be discussing academic papers and other texts in the machine learning and AI space, though I hope we get to…

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Bits & Bytes – 7.19.17

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Bits & Bytes More on Intel Xeon Scalable for AI by Intel’s Chief Data Scientist Bob Rogers. What are some new and exciting areas in adversarial machine learning research? Google Brain research scientist and GAN pioneer Ian Goodfellow answered this question in a recent post on Quora. Elon Musk is really freaking people out about AI. I’ve been asked about this…

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Comings and Goings

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Hi everyone! Woohoo, newsletter number two! Comings and Goings July’s been a busy month. Last week I was in NYC for the launch of Intel’s Xeon Scalable platform. It probably goes without saying, but AI figured very prominently into their launch. In particular, they touted increased training performance of 113x and 2.4x improved inference throughput, relative to prior generation…

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