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Using AI as a perception-altering drug

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They all had some effect, surely. Could I have done it without them? Hang on, what *is* the it that I wouldn't have done? Real life usually lacks counterfactuals. I sense this topic could add some spice to the discussions of those who have been asking about the role of psychoactive substances in art since time immemorial, though the AI component adds nothing fundamentally new.


The Time Is Now to Develop Community Norms for the Release of Foundation Models

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As foundation models (e.g., GPT-3, PaLM, DALL-E 2) become more powerful and ubiquitous, the issue of responsible release becomes critically important. In this blog post, we use the term release to mean research access: foundation model developers making assets such as data, code, and models accessible to external researchers. Deploying to users for testing and collecting feedback (Ouyang et al. 2022; Scheurer et al. 2022; AI Test Kitchen) and deploying to end users in products (Schwartz et al. 2022) are other forms of release that are out of scope for this blog post. Foundation model developers presently take divergent positions on the topic of release and research access. For example, EleutherAI, Meta, and the BigScience project led by Hugging Face embrace broadly open release (see EleutherAI's statement and Meta's recent release). In contrast, OpenAI advocates for a staged release and currently provides the general public with only API access; Microsoft also provides API access, but to a restricted set of academic researchers.


Should I use offline RL or imitation learning?

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Figure 1: Summary of our recommendations for when a practitioner should BC and various imitation learning style methods, and when they should use offline RL approaches. Offline reinforcement learning allows learning policies from previously collected data, which has profound implications for applying RL in domains where running trial-and-error learning is impractical or dangerous, such as safety-critical settings like autonomous driving or medical treatment planning. In such scenarios, online exploration is simply too risky, but offline RL methods can learn effective policies from logged data collected by humans or heuristically designed controllers. Prior learning-based control methods have also approached learning from existing data as imitation learning: if the data is generally "good enough," simply copying the behavior in the data can lead to good results, and if it's not good enough, then filtering or reweighting the data and then copying can work well. Several recent works suggest that this is a viable alternative to modern offline RL methods.


How to Use GPT-J for (Almost) Any NLP Task

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In a previous blog post we had a look at how we can set up our very own GPT-J Playground using Streamlit, Hugging Face, and Amazon SageMaker. With this playground we can now start experimenting with the model and generate some text, which is a lot of fun. But eventually we want the model to actually perform NLP tasks like translation, classification, and many more. In this blog post we will have a look how we can achieve that using different parameters and particular prompts for the GPT-J model. This blog post will build on this previous blog post and this Github repo and it is assumed that you have already built your own GPT-J playground.


Top 6 AI Blog Writers in 2022

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The best AI writing tools make it simple and easy to generate content for your blog, website, or social media profiles. It doesn't matter what kind of website you run; if you want it to succeed, you'll need well-written content. If you lack the time, money, or linguistic skills to create it yourself or hire a freelancer, an AI writing tool can help. There are numerous benefits to using one of the best AI writing tools to create content. For starters, you'll save time and money while still producing high-quality content for your blog or website.


How AI Will Power the Future of Successful Content Marketing

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As writers look to streamline their creative processes and scale their ability to craft engaging, impactful marketing conversations, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will play an increasingly significant role. Just not necessarily in the way you might think. No matter how sophisticated the technology may become, AI won't replace the human content creators on your marketing team. Instead, it will help make their work more relevant, easier to produce, and better aligned with their audience's needs and interests. In other words, AI will empower writers to achieve their marketing goals with greater creativity, efficiency, and effectiveness.


Proving the Case for ML in Phishing Protection, with IRONSCALES - TechHQ

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Cybersecurity teams have always had to adapt to new attack methods and change the tools they use to fit the organization's processes better. A prime example of adapting to fit ways of work is the increased preponderance of cloud-based business services and applications. If most of the company's work takes place on web-based SaaS platforms, perimeter-based cybersecurity protection loses importance, and CISOs start to look at cloud-based zero-trust frameworks, for example. Similarly, as more companies move their workflows to Google Suite or Office 365, the secure email gateway that protected the on-prem email server and clients gets mothballed in favor of ICES (integrated cloud email security) solutions. At the same time, agent-based endpoint protection that uses heuristic scanning or rule-based algorithms with pushed/pulled updates are proving more ineffective against very, very smart phishing attacks that exploit weaknesses in every device's "biological interface." User education in online hygiene may have a role in solving that problem, but even seasoned cybersecurity veterans reading these pages will know that they too have, in a moment of inattention, clicked the odd suspect link.


GEN April 2022 Page 36

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"With MatchMaker at hand, we were able to replace our reliance on conventional molecular docking in our fl agship proteome screening platform Ligand Express," the blog post detailed. "MatchMaker also plays a critical role in our newly launched Ligand Design technology for multi-objective drug design. Taken together, Ligand Design and Ligand Express, our fi rst-generation off-target profi ling platform, offer a unique end-to-end AI-augmented drug discovery platform to design ad-vanced lead-like molecules while minimizing off-target effects." Turning speci c details into generalizable rules Molly Gibson, PhD, is the co-founder of Generate Bio-medicines, a biotech company that uses a machine learning platform called Generative Biology to expedite the discovery of protein-based drugs. The platform, which leverages statistics to uncover patterns linking amino acid sequence, structure, and function, is designed to expand the available search space for novel biomedicines.


How to Write Engaging Technical Blogs - KDnuggets

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Writing engaging blogs is an art and to master the art, you need to practice it. There are no shortcuts to writing quality blogs, and you must learn from your mistakes and improve with time. You also need to assess the trend and write about things you love. Make it personalized, grow your brand, and increase your following. In this blog, we will learn about the rules of writing engaging technical blogs.


DALL-E 2, the future of AI research, and OpenAI's business model

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We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI made headlines again, this time with DALL-E 2, a machine learning model that can generate stunning images from text descriptions. DALL-E 2 builds on the success of its predecessor DALL-E and improves the quality and resolution of the output images thanks to advanced deep learning techniques. The announcement of DALL-E 2 was accompanied with a social media campaign by OpenAI's engineers and its CEO, Sam Altman, who shared wonderful photos created by the generative machine learning model on Twitter. DALL-E 2 shows how far the AI research community has come toward harnessing the power of deep learning and addressing some of its limits.