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The Machine Learning Specialization is a foundational online program created in collaboration between DeepLearning.AI and Stanford Online. This beginner-friendly program will teach you the fundamentals of machine learning and how to use these techniques to build real-world AI applications. This Specialization is taught by Andrew Ng, an AI visionary who has led critical research at Stanford University and groundbreaking work at Google Brain, Baidu, and Landing.AI to advance the AI field. This 3-course Specialization is an updated version of Andrew's pioneering Machine Learning course, rated 4.9 out of 5 and taken by over 4.8 million learners since it launched in 2012. It provides a broad introduction to modern machine learning, including supervised learning (multiple linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, and decision trees), unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems), and some of the best practices used in Silicon Valley for artificial intelligence and machine learning innovation (evaluating and tuning models, taking a data-centric approach to improving performance, and more.)


Chick-fil-A revealed a troubling fix for a very big problem (not everyone is happy)

ZDNet

Companies want you to believe that everything they do is logical and sensible. Even though, at times, decisions are made by panic-stricken CEOs with petrified PR people screaming in their ears. This brings me to the delight that is Chick-fil-A. In recent times, the chicken chain has grappled with exponential success, not always with complete aplomb. One area where it's had significant problems is when Chick-fil-A causes vast traffic jams.


Robot Cars Are Causing 911 False Alarms in San Francisco

WIRED

For some residents of San Francisco, the robotic future of driving is just a tap away. Ride-hailing services from GM subsidiary Cruise and Alphabet company Waymo allow them to summon a driverless ride with an app. But some riders have become perhaps too comfortable with the technology. In a letter filed with a California regulator yesterday, city agencies complained that on three separate occasions since December, Cruise staff called 911 after a passenger in one of its driverless vehicles became "unresponsive" to the two-way voice link installed in each car. Each time, police and firefighters rushed to the scene but found the same thing: a passenger who had fallen asleep in their robot ride.


AI has designed bacteria-killing proteins from scratch – and they work

New Scientist

An AI has designed anti-microbial proteins that were then tested in real life and shown to work. The same approach could eventually be used to make new medicines. Proteins are made of chains of amino acids. The sequence of those acids determine the protein's shape and function. Ali Madani at Salesforce Research in California and his colleagues used an AI to design millions of new proteins, then created a small sample of those to test whether they worked.


'Fox News Sunday' on January 22, 2022

FOX News

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., discuss the latest news emerging from the classified documents seized from President Biden on'Fox News Sunday.' This is a rush transcript of'Fox News Sunday' from January 22nd, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. A new round of classified items found in the president's home and new concerns about financial fallouts as the U.S. hits the debt limit again. JIM CLYBURN (D-SC): We've had these games before and it should not be done. KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The president has been clear on this. It should not be used as a political weapon. BREAM: Swing district, moderate Republicans are calling for the president to drop the take it or leave it approach and come to the table. We'll sit down for a bipartisan conversation with two co-chairs from the Problem Solvers Caucus. Republican Brian Fitzpatrick and Democrat Josh Gottheimer join me to talk about how to find consensus on the debt limit, immigration and more. Then -- thousands of pro-life advocates come to the nation's capital for the first March for Life since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We'll look at the legal state of play now that abortion laws are up to the states, and sit down for a conversation with prominent voices from both sides. And eight months after the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling, there are still no answers from the high court about the leaker. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): The only way you're going to stop this in the future is to make sure you find out who did it and hold them accountable. BREAM: We'll ask our Sunday panel if we will ever find out who did it. Breaking overnight, at least ten people are dead, another ten injured after a mass shooting near Los Angeles. It happened late last night at a dance club in Monterey Park, California, close to where a lunar New York celebration had been taking place. Authorities say they believe the shooter is male and at this time it appears that person is not in custody. Deputies say they are reviewing security video in that area. Monterey Park is about ten miles east of Los Angeles. We'll keep you updated on any developments we get in from there. Also breaking this morning, the Justice Department seized more classified documents from the president's private residence just this week. The news comes as President Biden prepares to speak in person with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss the new Congress, a range of challenges there, where they disagree. And that, of course, includes the debt limit. Congress is facing a deadline to strike a deal or risk a financial crisis as the Treasury department steps in to avoid a government default.


Microsoft CEO Nadella: 'Expect us to incorporate AI in every layer of the stack'

ZDNet

Tuesday night, on Microsoft's fiscal second-quarter earnings conference call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Satya Nadella offered perhaps his broadest vision to date about what the company's investment in the San Francisco-based startup OpenAI, creators of the wildly popular ChatGPT, means for Microsoft. OpenAI, he said, represents part of the next wave in computing. "The next big platform wave, as I said, is going to be AI, and we strongly also believe a lot of the enterprise value gets created by just being able to catch these waves and then have those waves impact every part of our tech stack and also create new solutions and new opportunities," said Nadella. To that end, Microsoft "fully expect to, sort of, incorporate AI in every layer of the stack, whether it's in productivity, whether it's in our consumer services, and so we're excited about it." Of the partnership with OpenAI, Nadella remarked, "There's an investment part to it, and there's a commercial partnership, but, fundamentally, it's going to be something that's going to drive, I think, innovation and competitive differentiation in every one of the Microsoft solutions by leading in AI." Right now, the exemplary applications developed with OpenAI are GitHub CoPilot, where the neural nets assist programmers with completing coding tasks.


The Art Behind Supply Chains Is Front and Center at a Museum Exhibit

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

"It gives you a greater appreciation for everything that we use, how difficult it is to actually use that item fully and appreciate it," said Sam Lai, a physician from Orange County, Calif., after examining the 13-foot-by-13-⅓-foot "Anatomy of an AI System" on a recent visit to MoMA with his wife. Top news and in-depth analysis on the world of logistics, from supply chain to transport and technology. "We have three kids," Dr. Lai said. "It would be cool to be able to show them a picture like this when they're older and try to impress upon them exactly how significant our impact on the world is and how appreciative we should be of the things that we have." MoMA curators thought the piece by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler would grab visitors, so they built a larger exhibit called Systems around the work, essentially treating the deep operations behind supply chains as art.


Microsoft Is Aggressively Investing In Healthcare AI

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Earlier this month, healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) company Paige announced a new partnership with renowned technology giant, Microsoft. Paige describes itself as a company at the forefront of technology and healthcare, especially in the field of cancer diagnostics and pathology. The company explains its mission: "Led by a team of experts in the fields of life sciences, oncology, pathology, technology, machine learning, and healthcare…[we strive] to transform cancer diagnostics. We make it possible not only to provide additional information from digital slides to help pathologists perform their diagnostic work efficiently and confidently, but also to go beyond by extracting novel insights from digital slides that can't be seen by the naked eye. These unique tissue signatures have the potential to help guide treatment decisions and enable the development of novel biomarkers from tissues for diagnostic, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies."


Congressman calls for a federal Department of AI to prevent Skynet

PCWorld

A U.S. congressman has begun advocating for a federal department to regulate the use of artificial intelligence, postulating a dystopian future where AIs will make key decisions and autonomous weapons roam America. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) authored an opinion piece in The New York Times on Monday, arguing that AI has emerged as a powerful tool that can be used to benefit humanity -- or deceive it, and worse. In fact, the example he cited, reproduced above, wasn't written by Lieu, but by ChatGPT, the AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. Lieu, who earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Stanford, noted that AI is now present in everything from smart speakers to Google Maps. But where AI fails, people can be hurt: The editorial points out that a driver blamed Tesla's self-driving mode for an eight-car pileup on the San Francisco Bay Bridge.


Microsoft Invests Billions In ChatGPT Firm OpenAI

International Business Times

Microsoft on Monday said it had extended its partnership with OpenAI, the research lab and creator of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that has sparked widespread fears of cheating in schools and universities. In a company blog post tweeted by CEO Satya Nadella, the tech giant announced a "multiyear, multibillion dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs" that would be "broadly shared with the world." OpenAI's ChatGPT became an internet sensation when it was released without warning in November, allowing users to experiment with its ability to write essays, articles and poems as well as computer code in just seconds. With teachers alarmed by its ability, ChatGPT is banned in universities and school districts - including in New York City and Washington DC - and has sparked nervous debates about the future of office work. California-based OpenAI is also the creator of DALL-E, a program that can swiftly draw up digital images and illustrations at a simple request.