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Staying Ahead On Artificial Intelligence Requires International Cooperation


March 4, 2021--Artificial intelligence is present in most facets of American digital life, but experts are in a constant race to identify and address potential dangers before they impact consumers. From making a simple search on Google to listening to music on Spotify to streaming Tiger King on Netflix, AI is everywhere. Predictive algorithms learn from a consumer's viewing habits and attempt to direct consumers to other content an algorithm thinks a consumer will be interested in. While this can be extremely convenient for consumers, it also raises many concerns. Jaisha Wray, associate administrator for international affairs at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, was a panelist at a conference hosted Tuesday by the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Can AI get common sense? Facebook model shows the way


San Francisco: In an advance to building machines with common sense, Facebook researchers have developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can learn from any random group of images on the Internet without the need for careful curation and labelling that goes into most computer vision training today. Called SEER (Self-supERvised), the "self-supervised" computer vision model was fed on a billion random, unlabelled and uncurated public Instagram images, Facebook said on Thursday. The future of AI is in creating systems that can learn directly from whatever information they are given -- whether it is text, images, or another type of data -- without relying on carefully curated and labelled data sets to teach them how to recognise objects in a photo, interpret a block of text, or perform any of the countless other tasks that we ask it to. This approach is known as self-supervised learning. According to Facebook AI's Chief Scientist Yann LeCun, the self-supervised learning approach is one of the most promising ways to build machines that have the background knowledge, or "common sense," to tackle tasks that are far beyond today's AI.

How to make data scientists shine


The effort to take advantage of emergent new business innovations, of advances in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things or robotics, is leading to an increasing demand for people with related skills. Being a data scientist may be considered as the sexiest job within the data related jobs, but it has its challenges, specially when it comes to demonstrate the value created by their work. In this article, let us look at some of those challenges, and how they can be overcome when organizations take on a systematic approach on how to manage their data. This is often a communication problem, turning a business problem into a technical problem, when there is a gap in the language and concepts used by the business stakeholders and the data scientists. However, the causes run deeper, and can be related also with a lack of data literacy on the business side and business literacy on the data side, and with the lack of organization wide business concepts that can be clearly mapped into data.

Frank Feather - QuantumAiFuturist on LinkedIn: #Human #Based #AI


It has 3 components: 1. #SUM: Understand ethical values that #Support, #Underwrite, and #Motivate a responsible data design and use ecosystem. SUM comprises #Respect, #Connect, #Care, and #Protect to provide a way to think about the moral scope of the societal and ethical impacts of a project and establish criteria to evaluate its ethical permissibility. FAST provides moral and practical tools to ensure a project is bias-mitigating, non-discriminatory, and fair. It also safeguards public trust in a project's capacity to deliver safe and reliable AI innovation. It sets up transparent processes of design and implementation to safeguard and justify both the AI project and its product.

AI: Facebook's new algorithm was trained on one billion Instagram pics


Facebook's researchers have unveiled a new AI model that can learn from any random group of unlabeled images on the internet. Facebook's researchers have unveiled a new AI model that can learn from any random group of unlabeled images on the internet, in a breakthrough that, although still in its early stages, the team expects to generate a "revolution" in computer vision. Dubbed SEER (SElf-SupERvised), the model was fed one billion publicly available Instagram images, which had not previously been manually curated. But even without the labels and annotations that typically go into algorithm training, SEER was able to autonomously work its way through the dataset, learning as it was going, and eventually achieving top levels of accuracy on tasks such as object detection. The method, aptly named self-supervised learning, is already well-established in the field of AI: it consists of creating systems that can learn directly from the information they are given, without having to rely on carefully labeled datasets to teach them how to perform a task such as recognizing an object in a photo or translating a block of text.

Facebook AI learned object recognition from 1 billion Instagram pics

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Artificial intelligence built by Facebook has learned to classify images from 1 billion Instagram photos. The AI used a different learning technique to many other similar algorithms, relying less on input from humans. The team behind it says the AI learns in a more common sense way. Conventionally, computer vision systems are trained to identify specific things, such as a cat or a dog. They achieve this by learning from a large collection of images that have been annotated to describe what is in them.

Facebook taught a computer vision system how to supervise its own learning process


As impressively capable as AI systems are these days, teaching machines to perform various tasks, whether its translating speech in real time or accurately differentiating between chihuahuas and blueberry muffins. But that process still involves some amount of hand holding and data curation by the humans training them. However the emergence of self supervised learning (SSL) methods, which have already revolutionized natural language processing, could hold the key to imbuing AI with some much needed common sense. Facebook's AI research division (FAIR) has now, for the first time, applied SSL to computer vision training. "We've developed SEER (SElf-supERvised), a new billion-parameter self-supervised computer vision model that can learn from any random group of images on the internet, without the need for careful curation and labeling that goes into most computer vision training today," Facebook AI researchers wrote in a blog post Thursday.

Facebook's New AI Teaches Itself to See With Less Human Help


Most artificial intelligence is still built on a foundation of human toil. Peer inside an AI algorithm and you'll find something constructed using data that was curated and labeled by an army of human workers. Now, Facebook has shown how some AI algorithms can learn to do useful work with far less human help. The company built an algorithm that learned to recognize objects in images with little help from labels. The Facebook algorithm, called Seer (for SElf-supERvised), fed on more than a billion images scraped from Instagram, deciding for itself which objects look alike.

Council Post: B2B's Evolution In 2021: How AI And Machine Learning Are Forever Changing B2B Marketing


Pekka Koskinen is the CEO & Founder of Leadfeeder, a lead generation software. Did you know that the number of marketers adopting AI technology grew by 44% between 2017 and 2018? At Leadfeeder, we use machine learning to filter ISPs and nonrelevant hostnames out of the lead data we provide to customers. LinkedIn's VP of artificial intelligence, Deepak Agarwal, has even gone on record declaring that "at LinkedIn, AI is like oxygen." Compared to the collective and growing enthusiasm, however, AI's actual implementation has been relatively low.

AWS for Machine Learning -- Part 1


Before the concept of cloud computing came into the picture back then even if a website needs to be hosted companies had to buy huge servers and maintain them. It was a huge cost and inefficient workforce diversion for the companies which wanted to focus on the actual task at hand rather than the maintaining of these servers. Some other companies saw this as an opportunity which went ahead and bought these huge servers and had a huge collection of servers and rented them out to other companies. It is a win-win for everyone since it is cheaper and easier for the companies that wanted to focus on their application/product rather than maintaining these servers. We all use electricity, how do we pay for this we pay according to the number of units used.