Last Week in AI

Weekly AI news summaries and discussion about the most interesting developments in AI, deep learning, robotics, and more!

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DeepMind‘s Rain Nowcasting, OpenAI‘s Book Summarization, Distracted Tesla Drivers, Amazon‘s $1k robot

Friday Oct 08, 2021

Our 73rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Applications First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer Adobe Lightroom is getting more powerful with AI-based selection tool  Research DeepMind’s AI predicts almost exactly when and where it’s going to rain Summarizing Books with Human Feedback Ethics AI’s Islamophobia problem  MIT study finds Tesla drivers become inattentive when Autopilot is activated  Fun Amazon’s Astro Is a Mobile Alexa and Cup Holder that Costs $1k Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/136 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI for climate modeling, Deepfakes are here, Boston Dynamics in a fight

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021

Our 72st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Article picks: Applications New Algorithm Can Identify Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Changes With Over 99% Accuracy Columbia to Launch $25 Million AI-based Climate Modeling Center Research Machine learning technique detects phishing sites based on markup visualization Stanford’s BEHAVIOR Benchmarks 100 Activities From Everyday Life for Embodied AI Ethics Deepfakes in cyberattacks aren’t coming. They’re already here. Sharing learnings from the first algorithmic bias bounty challenge Fun Could Robots From Boston Dynamics Beat Me in a Fight? iRobot’s newest Roomba uses AI to avoid dog poop Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/132 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI for lonely people, GPT-3 is toxic, Tesla investigation develops, Kiwibot

Saturday Sep 11, 2021

Our 71st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: Applications Always there': the AI chatbot comforting China's lonely millions AI startups claim to detect depression from speech, but the jury’s out on their accuracy Research GPT-3 mimics human love for ‘offensive’ Reddit comments, study finds  AI Researchers Introduce A Graph Neural Network Estimator for ETA Prediction at Google Maps Ethics Tesla is ordered to turn over Autopilot data to a federal safety agency. Bias persists in face detection systems from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Fun The time a human-driven car ran over an autonomous robot  These cute electric robots may soon deliver your dinner Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/132 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI for Spreadsheets, Hospital Robots, NLP Benchmarking, AI Play

Friday Sep 03, 2021

Our 70th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: Applications Google Sheets’ formula suggestions are like autofill for math More than 50 robots are working at Singapore's high-tech hospital Research Challenges and Opportunities in NLP Benchmarking Google Brain Uncovers Representation Structure Differences Between CNNs and Vision Transformers Ethics “Flying in the Dark”: Hospital AI Tools Aren’t Well Documented Toyota pauses Paralympics self-driving buses after one hits visually impaired athlete Fun Rise of the robo-drama: Young Vic creates new play using artificial intelligence Astrobee Will Find Astronauts’ Lost Socks Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/131 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Tesla Bot, AI Val Kilmer, DeepMind‘s Perceiver IO, Apple‘s NeuralHash

Friday Aug 27, 2021

Our 69th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: Applications Elon Musk unveils 'Tesla bot,' a humanoid robot that would be made from Tesla's self-driving AI AI gave Val Kilmer his voice back. But critics worry the technology could be misused. Research 100+ Standford Researchers Publish 200+ Page Paper on the AI Paradigm Shift Introduced by Large-Scale Models DeepMind Open-Sources Perceiver IO, A General-Purpose Deep Learning Model Architecture That Handles A Wide Range of Data and Tasks EthicsReddit user reverse-engineers what they believe is Apple's solution to flag child sex abuseHow AI-powered Tech Landed Man In Jail With Scant Evidence FunPhilip Glass on Artificial Intelligence and ArtThe Bouba/Kiki Effect And Sound Symbolism In CLIP Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/130 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

OpenAI‘s Codex Update, Boston Dynamics Parkour, Twitter AI Bias

Friday Aug 20, 2021

Our 68th Last Week in AI episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: publications OpenAI can translate English into code with its new  Codex Cattle-ist for the Future: Plainsight Revolutionizes Livestock Management with AI Research Without Code for DeepMind’s Protein AI, This Lab Wrote Its Own Artificial Intelligence may diagnose dementia in a day Ethics Twitter AI bias contest shows beauty filters hoodwink the algorithm U.S. Will Investigate Tesla’s Autopilot System Over Crashes With Emergency Vehicles Fun Appreciating the Poetic Misunderstandings of A.I. Art Boston Dynamics' robots can parkour better than you Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/129 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Fabricated AI Research, AI Phishing Emails, AI Package Theft Detection

Monday Aug 16, 2021

Our 67th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: A new generation of AI-powered robots is taking over warehouses  With a nudge from AI, ketamine emerges as a potential rare disease treatment Tortured phrases' give away fabricated research papers Fast, Efficient Neural Networks Copy Dragonfly Brains AI Wrote Better Phishing Emails Than Humans in a Recent Test These Algorithms Look at X-Rays' and Somehow Detect Your Race Tably, An AI-Powered Camera App, Give You A Deeper Understanding Of Your Cat's Health And Mood Man defends against package thieves using machine learning AI, flour, and very loud sirens Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/128 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Malware in AI models, Algorithmic Bias Bounty, Robot Beach-Cleaners and Beehives

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

Our 66th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! NOTE: audio is fixed on this upload. This week: Meet BeachBot, a beach rover that uses AI to remove cigarette butts from beaches Here Is A Fully Autonomous AI-Powered Beehive That Could Save Bee Colonies Researchers demonstrate that malware can be hidden inside AI models Facebook AI Releases ‘VoxPopuli’, A Large-Scale Open Multilingual Speech Corpus For AI Translations in NLP Systems China built the world's largest facial recognition system. Now, it's getting camera-shy. Twitter announces first algorithmic bias bounty challenge Say Hello To The Tokyo Olympic Robots Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/127 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Our 100th episode! A look back with hosts Andrey, Sharon, and Daniel

Sunday Aug 01, 2021

Our 100th episode! Given this event, we have a short discussion among the hosts of the podcasts. Hope you enjoy! And please fill out this survey Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI in the US State and Federal Governments with the hosts of the AI Today Podcast

Wednesday Jul 28, 2021

Check out this special crossover episode with the AI Today podcast, the hosts of which Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer discuss pressing topics around artificial intelligence, interview guests and experts on the subject, and cut through the hype around AI. For this crossover episode, we thought it’d be fun to chat about some of the topics that have recently been covered on the AI Today podcast, in particular what has been happening with AI in government. Specifically, we discuss: Challenges in Federal AI Adoption Interview with Justin Marsico, Chief Data Officer at the Bureau Of The Fiscal Service AI Center of Excellence in the US Federal Government - Interview with Neil Chaudhry, GSA Data and AI at the State level, interview with Joy Bonaguro, CDO State of California Data and AI in the state of North Dakota, Interview with Dorman Bazzell, CDO of North Dakota Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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