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Neptune.ai Named to the 2022 CB Insights AI 100 List of Most Promising AI Startups - neptune.ai

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InstaDeep is an EMEA leader in delivering decision-making AI products. Leveraging their extensive know-how in GPU-accelerated computing, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, they have built products, such as the novel DeepChain platform, to tackle the most complex challenges across a range of industries. InstaDeep has also developed collaborations with global leaders in the AI ecosystem, such as Google DeepMind, NVIDIA, and Intel. They are part of Intel's AI Builders program and are one of only 2 NVIDIA Elite Service Delivery Partners across EMEA. The InstaDeep team is made up of approximately 155 people working across its network of offices in London, Paris, Tunis, Lagos, Dubai, and Cape Town, and is growing fast.


A Comprehensive Guide to Swin Transformer

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Swin Transformer (Liu et al., 2021) is a transformer-based deep learning model with state-of-the-art performance in vision tasks. Unlike the Vision Transformer (ViT) (Dosovitskiy et al., 2020) which precedes it, Swin Transformer is highly efficient and has greater accuracy. Due to these desirable properties, Swin Transformers are used as the backbone in many vision-based model architectures today. Despite its wide adoption, I find that there is a lack of articles with detailed explanation in this topic. Therefore, this article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to Swin Transformers using illustrations and animations to help you better understand the concepts.


Pantheon Lab Limited

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Our synthetic media A.I. technologies, with an extensive research on generative adversarial network (GAN), computer vision, computer graphics, voice and speech synthesis, enable the generation of audiovisual contents and countless application scenarios. We have demystified the process of creating high-fidelity virtual avatars down to a few clicks. We specialize in using deep learning to generate and manipulate visual content at scale. We can synthesize speech, with a natural and personalized voice, from text or another voice recordings.


Doctors Are Very Worried About Medical AI That Predicts Race

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To conclude, our study showed that medical AI systems can easily learn to recognise self-reported racial identity from medical images, and that this capability is extremely difficult to isolate,


Google's DeepMind says it is close to achieving 'human-level' artificial intelligence

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DeepMind, a British company owned by Google, may be on the verge of achieving human-level artificial intelligence (AI). Nando de Freitas, a research scientist at DeepMind and machine learning professor at Oxford University, has said'the game is over' in regards to solving the hardest challenges in the race to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI). AGI refers to a machine or program that has the ability to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can, and do so without training. According to De Freitas, the quest for scientists is now scaling up AI programs, such as with more data and computing power, to create an AGI. Earlier this week, DeepMind unveiled a new AI'agent' called Gato that can complete 604 different tasks'across a wide range of environments'. Gato uses a single neural network – a computing system with interconnected nodes that works like nerve cells in the human brain.


Apple's former machine learning director reportedly joins Google's DeepMind team

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An Apple executive who oversaw Apple's machine learning and artificial intelligence efforts has left the company in recent weeks, citing its stringent return-to-office policy, according to Bloomberg. Ian Goodfellow is now reportedly joining Google's DeepMind team as an individual contributor, a few years after he left the tech giant for Apple. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Goodfellow worked in different capacities for Google since 2013, including as a research scientist and as a software engineering intern. Bloomberg says the former Apple exec referenced the policy in a note about his departure addressed to staff members. In April, Apple announced that it was going to start implementing its return-to-office policy on May 23rd and will be requiring employees to work in its offices at least three times a week.


Designing societally beneficial Reinforcement Learning (RL) systems

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Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is transitioning from a research field focused on game playing to a technology with real-world applications. Notable examples include DeepMind's work on controlling a nuclear reactor or on improving Youtube video compression, or Tesla attempting to use a method inspired by MuZero for autonomous vehicle behavior planning. But the exciting potential for real world applications of RL should also come with a healthy dose of caution – for example RL policies are well known to be vulnerable to exploitation, and methods for safe and robust policy development are an active area of research. At the same time as the emergence of powerful RL systems in the real world, the public and researchers are expressing an increased appetite for fair, aligned, and safe machine learning systems. The focus of these research efforts to date has been to account for shortcomings of datasets or supervised learning practices that can harm individuals.


DeepMind's 'Gato' is mediocre, so why did they build it?

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Tiernan Ray has been covering technology and business for 27 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. DeepMind's "Gato" neural network excels at numerous tasks including controlling robotic arms that stack blocks, playing Atari 2600 games, and captioning images. The world is used to seeing headlines about the latest breakthrough by deep learning forms of artificial intelligence. The latest achievement of the DeepMind division of Google, however, might be summarized as, "One AI program that does a so-so job at a lot of things."


Decoding Bhagavad Gita through machine learning: What AI-based technologies tell us about philosophy, religion

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Machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) methods have had immense success with scientific and technical tasks such as predicting how protein molecules fold and recognising faces in a crowd. However, the application of these methods to the humanities is yet to be fully explored. What can AI tell us about philosophy and religion, for example? As a starting point for such an exploration, we used deep learning AI methods to analyse English translations of the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Hindu text written originally in Sanskrit. Using a deep learning-based language model called BERT, we studied sentiment (emotions) and semantics (meanings) in the translations.


DeepMind's new AI system can perform over 600 tasks – TechCrunch

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The ultimate achievement to some in the AI industry is creating a system with artificial general intelligence (AGI), or the ability to understand and learn any task that a human can. Long relegated to the domain of science fiction, it's been suggested that AGI would bring about systems with the ability to reason, plan, learn, represent knowledge, and communicate in natural language. Not every expert is convinced that AGI is a realistic goal -- or even possible. Gato is what DeepMind describes as a "general-purpose" system, a system that can be taught to perform many different types of tasks. Researchers at DeepMind trained Gato to complete 604, to be exact, including captioning images, engaging in dialogue, stacking blocks with a real robot arm, and playing Atari games. Jack Hessel, a research scientist at the Allen Institute for AI, points out that a single AI system that can solve many tasks isn't new.