Do you remember the comics in the Sunday paper? Are you old enough to remember when newspapers were delivered to your driveway…frequently late and occasionally soaking wet.
There aren’t many comics on the topic of AI, but I was able to find one for today.
Happy Selection Sunday / St. Patrick’s Day
- “JD.com, one of the biggest eCommerce retailers in China, has teamed up with Google to launch a store on Google Express, according to a report by Reuters.
- The site is called Joybuy and currently offers everything from shoes to electronics to hair extensions. A majority of the products are under $100 and from brands with less exposure.”
- “Demand for workers in artificial intelligence (AI) has increased by up to 119% in the past three years
- Contrary to popular belief, AI isn’t replacing humans in tech; rather, at this point, it is creating more jobs.
- Microsoft has the most open AI jobs available currently, totaling 1,964 positions, which is 36% of all open jobs at the company, the report found.
- NVIDIA came in second place, with 369 available AI jobs, assuming 33% of the company’s total open jobs.”
Neural NetworksSOURCE: PIXABAY
“When it comes to deep learning frameworks, TensorFlow is one of the most preferred toolkits. However, one framework that is fast becoming the favorite of developers and data scientists is PyTorch.
PyTorch is an open source project from Facebook which is used extensively within the company.
PyTorch focuses on simplicity and accessibility. It can be used by a diverse set of users ranging from researchers to academicians to a developer. PyTorch uses a technique known as dynamic computation that makes it easy to train neural networks. TensorFlow is based on static computation that executes the code only after the graph of operations is generated.”
“Welcome to the January edition of our best and favorite articles in AI that were published this month. We are a Paris-based company that does Agile data development. This month, we spotted articles about reinforcement learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence legislation and more. We advise you to have a Python environment ready if you want to follow some tutorials :).
1 — How AI thinks when painting?
2— Tensorflow 2.0 Learning by Doing
3— Predicting stock price movement with deep learning
4— Process sensitive healthcare data with Amazon Comprehend Medical
5 — Natural Language Processing State of the Art models
6 — Machine Learning fighting hackers
7 — Endlessly generate complex and diverse learning environments and their solutions
8 — AlphaStar: the ideal StarCraft II team-mate
9— Retrospect the year 2018 of Google AI Lab
10 — First MIT AI Policy Congress”
“Effective spam blocking is yet another thing we can add to the ever-growing list of uses for artificial intelligence.
Via a Google Cloud blog post published Wednesday, February 6, Google announced that it has been using an A.I. platform to further its spam-blocking endeavors with significant results.
According to Google, TensorFlow is allowing the technology company to block 100 million more spam messages from reaching the inboxes of Gmail users on a daily basis. This is in addition to the 99.9 percent of spam messages Google already claims Gmail blocks.”
- “Amazon had also said last month that more than 100 million Alexa devices had been sold to date, including the Echo Dot and other Echo-branded devices, along with those from third-parties.
- Google, of course, quickly responded with a note that its Assistant AI will be on a billion devices by the end of January.
- A new number Amazon shared yesterday was that the number of voice applications built for Alexa had now topped 80,000 worldwide. That’s up from the 70,000 skills Amazon was touting back in December.
- The company said in November it now has more than 10,000 employees working on Alexa, as a point of reference. But it’s challenged in building up a knowledge base of questions and answers — something Google has worked on since the launch of its Knowledge Graph in 2012.”
“A top Google executive recently sent a shot across the bow of its competitors regarding face surveillance. Kent Walker, the company’s general counsel and senior vice president of global affairs, made it clear that Google — unlike Amazon and Microsoft — will not sell a face recognition product until the technology’s potential for abuse is addressed.
Amazon’s statements and actions provide a stark contrast with Google’s approach. While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos acknowledged his company’s products might be put to “bad uses,” he said the solution was to wait for society’s eventual “immune response” to take care of the problems. This is a shocking abdication of responsibility, not to mention a convenient blindness to the “response” that Rekognition has already engendered.
In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith correctly identifies the threats the technology poses to privacy, free speech and other human rights, observing that today’s technology makes a surveillance state possible.
But then, after outlining those grave threats to democracy, Smith proposes relying on inadequate safeguards that have failed in the past with technologies far less dangerous than face surveillance. He expresses excessive faith in notifying people of face surveillance systems — but what good is that in a world where face recognition is so widespread that nobody can opt out?”
“Show Your Work
A Google Brain scientist built a tool that can help artificial intelligence systems explain how they arrived at their conclusions — a notoriously tricky task for machine learning algorithms.
Tools like TCAV are in high demand as AI finds itself under greater scrutiny for the racial and gender bias that plagues artificial intelligence and the training data used to develop it.”
“Artificial intelligence, whether it’s an application of machine learning or some new technology altogether, is poised to shatter the global economy.
Kai-Fu Lee, a venture capitalist who used to develop artificial intelligence for both Microsoft and Google, told CBS’ 60 Minutes that AI will displace 40 percent of the world’s workers within 15 years.
“I believe [AI] is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind,” Lee told CBS. ‘More than electricity.'”