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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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Win a Free Ticket to The AI Conference in San Francisco

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One of the things announced at the recent O’Reilly AI conference in New York is that Intel and O’Reilly will be partnering on the AI Conference going forward, starting with the San Francisco event in September. To mark the occassion, we’re going to start our O’Reilly AI Conference ticket giveaway early, and run it through August 2nd.

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O’Really? – O’Reilly AI Series and more TWIML News

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As you may have heard on the podcast, I’m trying the newsletter thing again. I’m not sure what it’ll evolve into, but my goals are to make it personal, informative and brief/skimmable. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. As always, please let me know what you think! O’Really? On Monday we dropped five…

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Bits & Bytes – 7.12.17

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Bits & Bytes Interesting article in Science about explainability approaches for deep neural networks. Marco Ribeiro and Carlos Guestrin’s LIME is discussed—check out my interview with Carlos for more detail on that project. This recent article on interpreting neurons in an LSTM network is related, and also very interesting. Impressive work by the EFF compiling a bunch of metrics of progress in…

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