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Hot papers on arXiv from the past month – February 2021


Abstract: Conceptual abstraction and analogy-making are key abilities underlying humans' abilities to learn, reason, and robustly adapt their knowledge to new domains. Despite of a long history of research on constructing AI systems with these abilities, no current AI system is anywhere close to a capability of forming humanlike abstractions or analogies. This paper reviews the advantages and limitations of several approaches toward this goal, including symbolic methods, deep learning, and probabilistic program induction. The paper concludes with several proposals for designing challenge tasks and evaluation measures in order to make quantifiable and generalizable progress in this area.

5 steps to creating a responsible AI Center of Excellence


To practice trustworthy or responsible AI (AI that is truly fair, explainable, accountable, and robust), a number of organizations are creating in-house centers of excellence. These are groups of trustworthy AI stewards from across the business that can understand, anticipate, and mitigate any potential problems. The intent is not to necessarily create subject matter experts but rather a pool of ambassadors who act as point people. Here, I'll walk your through a set of best practices for establishing an effective center of excellence in your own organization. Any larger company should have such a function in place.

A High Schooler's Guide To Deep Learning And AI


The idea of creating a virtual human that can converse seamlessly with a user seems daunting to most people who are just getting into artificial intelligence and looking into how utterly complex existing commercial systems are. And their fears aren't misled - larger systems that contain a plethora of data samples and an intricate network architecture, and are responsible for providing the highest quality home assistant system are very difficult to replicate. But, creating virtual assistants at a smaller level has already been simplified to allow virtually anyone to make their own conversational persona. Over the past decade, the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies has developed countless virtual personalities for a variety of reasons: The institute has been able to create the amount of virtual humans as they have because of the technology they developed titled'NPCEditor'. As the name implies, the program allows the team to edit an NPC, or non-player-character. Developed by research scientist Anton Leuski and lead professor of NLP David Traum, the software has been simplified enough so that it is incredibly easy to create a virtual human.

Advance in Microchips Brings Us Closer to AI Edge Computing


Researchers from Princeton University have developed co-designed hardware and software meant to further increase speed and efficiency of specialized artificial intelligence (AI) systems.  Naveen Verma is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Princeton who leads the research team. “Software is a critical part of enabling new hardware,” Verma said. “The hope is that […]

Council Post: Future Focused: The 2021 Cybersecurity Landscape


Paul Lipman has worked in cybersecurity for 10-plus years. The onset of Covid-19 necessitated a work-from-home environment on an unprecedented scale. Large and small companies raced to reframe and reevaluate cybersecurity measures within a massive BYOD environment and amid increased Covid-19-related phishing scams and cyberattacks like the recent ransomware attacks against the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas and United Health Services. Regulations like GDPR and CCPA helped make the collection of consumer data and privacy a matter of law instead of just good practice. However, consumers remain skeptical of businesses that continue to put profit ahead of privacy after breaches, like Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

Adaptive Mutation in Genetic Algorithm with Python Examples -


The genetic algorithm is a popular evolutionary algorithm. It uses Darwin's theory of natural evolution to solve complex problems in computer science. But, to do so, the algorithm's parameters need a bit of adjusting. One of the key parameters is mutation. It makes random changes in the chromosomes (i.e.

Learn to Make Machine Learning Predictions from Scratch


Description Get ready for the exclusive Machine Learning Competition during this lockdown. To make predictions for any State in India, just replace the String "Maharashtra" with name of that State in all the source code examples discussed in this course. We are the first to launch this course... After completion of this course you will get Udemy certificate. At the end of this course, you will be able to...

AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solutions


Artificial Intelligence: A Complete Introduction UPDATE: Please note that this course will be upgraded to AI 102 with the new curriculum. This means that even if you are preparing for AI 100, you can continue to use this course for AI 102 preparation. This skill teaches how these Azure services work together to enable you to design, implement, operationalize, monitor, optimize, and secure your AI solutions on Microsoft Azure. This path is designed to address the Microsoft AI-100 certification exam. This course covers Azure Cognitive APIs for Visual Features including Face Detection, Tagging the content of an image, OCR as well as Text Analytics for Language Detection, Sentiment Analysis and Key Phrase extraction.

2022 Bolt EUV test drive: Slick electric SUV with truly hands-free driving (unlike Teslas)


Look, Ma: No hands, no feet, and no gas! As I drove the 2022 Bolt EUV, Chevrolet's new all-electric SUV, across Los Angeles from the beach to rolling hills in hands-free mode, my first reaction was...ahhhh! I've owned a 2017 Bolt EV, the first of its kind, for more than three years, but I've never driven a car that steers itself. Watching the wheel turn on its own as the car snaked through windy sections of a freeway never got old during my 60-mile round trip. With my hands in my lap and my foot off the pedals, I wasn't sure what to do with myself.