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What is machine learning? We drew you another flowchart - MIT Technology Review

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Machine-learning algorithms find and apply patterns in data. And they pretty much run the world.
Our weird behavior during the pandemic is screwing with AI models

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Anyone looking for an illustration of how rapidly shopping habits changed when covid-19 hit needed only to glance at the top 10 search terms on Amazon in the week of April 12 to 18. In place of former mainstays like phone cases, phone chargers, and Lego sets were “toilet paper,” “face mask,” “hand sanitizer,” “paper…
A radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

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“Less than one”-shot learning can teach a model to identify more objects than the number of examples it is trained on.
AI godfather Geoff Hinton: “Deep learning is going to be able to do everything”

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Nearly 30 years ago, Hinton’s belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it’s hard to find anyone who disagrees, he says.
Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious - MIT Technology Review

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Researchers at MIT have used AI to improve the flavor of basil. It’s part of a trend that is seeing artificial intelligence revolutionize farming.
Here are ten ways AI could help fight climate change - MIT Technology Review

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Machine learning has the potential to make some real in-roads in how we tackle out biggest threat.
Everyone Wants to Run an AI Company - MIT Technology Review

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Building an “AI-first” company requires a change of mind-set as well as new tools and branding.
Teaching Machines to Understand Us - MIT Technology Review

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A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And Facebook has a chance to make it happen first.
The future of AI is in Africa - MIT Technology Review

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In the last few years, the machine-learning community has blossomed, applying the technology to challenges like food security and health care.
Deep learning could reveal why the world works the way it does - MIT Technology Review

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At a major AI research conference, one researcher laid out how existing AI techniques might be used to analyze causal relationships in data.
We can’t trust AI systems built on deep learning alone - MIT Technology Review

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Gary Marcus, a leader in the field, discusses how we could achieve general intelligence—and why that might make machines safer.
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

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No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns. - MIT Technology Review

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In recent years, the country has rushed to pursue “intelligent education.” Now its billion-dollar ed-tech companies are planning to export their vision overseas.
This Is How A.I. Bias Really Happens — and Why It’s so Hard to Fix

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This Is How A.I. Bias Really Happens — and Why It’s so Hard to Fix. Bias can creep in at many stages of the deep-learning process, and the standard practices in computer science aren’t designed to detect it.
This know-it-all AI learns by reading the entire web nonstop

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Back in July, OpenAI’s latest language model, GPT-3, dazzled with its ability to churn out paragraphs that look as if they could have been written by a human. People started showing off how GPT-3 could also autocomplete code or fill in blanks in spreadsheets. In one example, Twitter employee Paul Katsen tweeted “the spreadsheet function…
We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next - MIT Technology Review

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Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning may come to an end.
How malevolent machine learning could derail AI - MIT Technology Review

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AI security expert Dawn Song warns that “adversarial machine learning” could be used to reverse engineer systems—including those used in defense.
A new study shows what it might take to make AI useful in health care - MIT Technology Review

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Researchers used machine vision to help nurses monitor ICU patients. The way they approached their work shows the value of asking what people actually need artificial intelligence for.
The Race to Power AI’s Silicon Brains - MIT Technology Review


Chip startups see AI as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build big businesses. Many won’t make it.