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On AI in China, with Microsoft Research’s Peter Lee

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Last week I attended the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando. One of the highlights of the experience was the opportunity to hear from Peter Lee, the corporate VP responsible for much of Microsoft’s AI research, their healthcare initiative, and the Microsoft Research labs in Beijing and, as of recently, Shanghai. One of the comments Peter…

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TWIML Transcription Project

New Transcription Insights

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Earlier this summer I posted about my daughter Malaika’s internship with TWIML, exploring the use of machine learning services to transcribe the podcast. She’s off enjoying her freshman year at college now, but she posted an update on her project a few weeks ago that I thought I’d share here. If you’re interested in the state of…

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Bits & Bytes – 9.28.18

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Bits & Bytes IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias. IBM Research has launched the AI Fairness 360 Kit to scan for signs of AI bias and make recommendation adjustments. The open source Python package contains nine different algorithms, developed by the broader algorithmic fairness research community, to mitigate unwanted bias. Microsoft adds Tensorflow scoring to ML.Net. The company…

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TWIML Presents: Strata Data Conference NY 2018

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Strata Data Conference, presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, in New York. While on site, I was able to meet with some of the speakers from the conference. In this series, you’ll hear a few of those great conversations. Thanks to our…

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Bits & Bytes – 9.20.18

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Bits & Bytes Executive change at Google Cloud AI. Google Cloud AI head Dr. Fei-Fei Li has left the organization and will be returning to her professorship at Stanford. Dr. Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at CMU, will replace her by year end. Cisco unveils server for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Cisco has launched new servers…

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Nick Bostrom Superintelligence Interview

Exploring Superintelligence with Nick Bostrom

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This week on the podcast we published my discussion with Oxford’s Nick Bostrom about his work in the growing field of AI safety and ethics. Bostrom heads up the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary institute focused on answering big-picture questions for humanity with regards to the safe and ethical development and use of AI. He is,…

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Bits & Bytes – 9.7.18

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Bits & Bytes Diffbot launches knowledge graph as-a-service. The startup, whose roots are in web scraping, applied machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing to create a database of ‘all the knowledge of the Web,’ spanning over 10 billion entities and 1 trillion facts. Automatic transliteration helps Alexa find data across language barriers. Amazon researchers have…

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TWIML Online Meetup Goes Global

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I didn’t realize it until sitting down to write this, but today marks the one-year anniversary of the TWIML Online Meetup! Over the course of the past year, meetup members have had a chance to learn about and explore a wide range of topics related to machine and deep learning, participate in great discussions during our meetup sessions and…

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Bits & Bytes – 8.16.18

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Bits & Bytes IBM Research presents ‘DeepLocker,’ AI-powered malware. IBM researchers have developed DeepLocker, a new breed of highly targeted and evasive attack tools powered by AI. The malware remains dormant until identifying its target through indicators like facial recognition, geolocation and voice recognition. The project is meant to raise awareness of the possibilities when AI…

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When Frontier Technologies Collide

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the inaugural FWD:DFW conference sponsored by Capital One Finance, the bank’s Plano-based auto finance arm. The event, which attracted speakers from around the country and across Capital One and attendees from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region, was focused on data-driven innovation. A recurring theme at…

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