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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Saturday Sep 10, 2022

Our 108th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline (00:00) Intro (03:50) Using machine learning to identify undiagnosable cancers  (08:30) North American companies send in the robots, even as productivity slumps  (14:30) French tax officials use AI to spot 20,000 undeclared pools (15:12) AI illuminates permanently shadowed regions on the moon (15:40) Artificial intelligence can be used to better monitor Maine's forests  (16:34) Panera Bread tests artificial intelligence technology in drive-thru lanes  (17:45) Using AI to decode speech from brain activity (23:20) Robots can be used to assess children’s mental wellbeing, study suggests (27:50) Canadian researchers using machine learning to mitigate effects of climate change  (29:25) Researchers Develop ‘TiCoder’ Framework For Code Generation Using User Feedback With 90.4% Consistency To User Intent  (31:12) Artificial Intelligence Improves Treatment in Women with Heart Attacks  (31:41) MIT Researchers use Machine Learning to Expedite Research on New Battery Materials  (32:48) Review finds ‘paucity of robust evidence’ on impact of AI clinical outcomes  (36:00) France puts healthcare at heart of $1.8B AI strategy  (39:00) Clearview: Glasses With Facial Recognition Are Here—And The Air Force Is Buying (40:00) New York City AI Bias Law Charts New Territory for Employers  (40:37) U.S. officials order Nvidia to halt sales of top AI chips to China (42:00) UK Government Releases New AI Security Guidance (43:31) Everything Everything's AI-Derived 'Raw Data Feel' Tackles Mental Health, Conspiracy TheoriesEverything Everything - I Want A Love Like This (47:05) Holly Herndon: How AI can transform your voice Holly Herndon - Eternal (50:17) A LinkedIn Marketing Agency Acquired an AI That Writes Mega-Cringe LinkedIn Posts (53:24) An AI-Generated Artwork Won First Place at a State Fair Fine Arts Competition, and Artists Are Pissed (57:00) Outro

Saturday Sep 03, 2022

Our 107th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Apologies for a lack of consistent episode releases lately, we've been really busy... If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro (01:25) Machine-Learning Tools Predict Post-Op Complications, Surgery Duration (05:30) Sanas, the buzzy Silicon Valley startup that wants to make the world sound whiter (10:50) AI-designed camera only records objects of interest while being blind to others (14:12) AI-based method for dating archeological remains (18:33) You just hired a deepfake. Get ready for the rise of imposter employees.  (22:43) Deepfakes for all: Uncensored AI art model prompts ethics questions , This AI Tool Is Being Used To Make Freaky, Machine-Generated Porn (29:00) Here's how the best AI art generators compare (35:03) The Great FIlter Button (39:11) Outro

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Our 106th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Apologies for a lack of consistent episode releases lately, we've been really busy... If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro(01: 32) Can artificial intelligence really help us talk to the animals?(06:13) How rangers are using AI to help protect India’s tigers(09:13) Meta Starts Testing Its Latest AI Chatbot, BlenderBot 3 (10:35) AI startup Cerebras celebrated for chip triumph where others tried and failed (11:35) You can (sort of) generate art like Dall-E with TikTok’s latest filter (13:10) Open-source rival for OpenAI’s DALL-E runs on your graphics card (16:00) Wearable AI Sensor Supports Personalized Health Data Processing, Analysis(20:15) AI pilot can navigate crowded airspace(24:18) Hyundai announces $400M AI, robotics institute powered by Boston Dynamics(25:30) In simulation of how water freezes, artificial intelligence breaks the ice(26:26) New algorithm aces university math course questions (27:28) The AI-powered swimmer is able to switch between different locomotory gaits adaptively to navigate toward any target location on its own(28:25) Facial recognition smartwatches to be used to monitor foreign offenders in UK(32:30) Man Sues City of Chicago, Claiming Its AI Wrongly Imprisoned Him (35:35) AI Contractors Eyeing Bigger Role Backed by Chips Bill Funds (37:26) China drafts rules on use of self-driving vehicles for public transport (38:30) Baidu's robotaxis don't need any human staff in these parts of China (39:35) U.S. appeals court says artificial intelligence can’t be patent inventor (41:45) Robot Repeatedly Rearranges Remnants In The Round (44:20) Think Your Street Needs a Redesign? Ask an AI(50:09) Outro

Friday Aug 05, 2022

Our 105th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Note: there was again a delay in editing, so this news is from two weeks ago. If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro(01:30) AI speeds sepsis detection to prevent hundreds of deaths(05:05) Inside Midjourney, The Generative Art AI That Rivals DALL-E (09:20) OpenAI expands access to DALL-E 2, its powerful image-generating AI system(10:30) Amazon-owned self driving firm Zoox seeks to test robotaxi in California(12:10) Baidu unveils latest autonomous electric vehicle: Apollo RT6(13:10) Neural Sleeve is a bionic leg wrap that uses AI to correct walking patterns (14:05) Novel method allows robots to learn in the wild(18:45) Clinicians can build trust with machine learning through experience(24:00) Machine learning identifies gun buyers at risk of suicide(24:36)  Microsoft launches simulator to train drone AI systems(24:50)  Open source platform enables research on privacy-preserving machine learning (25:17) DeepMind & UCL’s Stochastic MuZero Achieves SOTA Results in Complex Stochastic Environments(26:15) Meet the startups using AI to help doctors fight burnout(30:22) Will AI Steal Submarines’ Stealth?(36:15) Absurd AI-Generated Professional Food Photography with DALL-E 2(40:05) If A.I. Generated Book Jackets Based on Literary Titles…  

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Our 104th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Note: there was a delay in editing, so this news is from two weeks ago. If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro (01:10) Cruise’s Robot Car Outages Are Jamming Up San Francisco (05:00) Japan's forestry industry tests robots to address labor shortage (07:12) FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI to make offside calls at 2022 World Cup  (08:30) Words matter: AI can predict salaries based on the text of online job postings   (09:12) Photographer Successfully Uses Dall-E 2 AI to Edit his Photos  (09:10) Google engineer identifies anonymous faces in WWII photos with AI facial recognition  (10:00)Google AI Introduces Minerva: A Natural Language Processing (NLP) Model That Solves Mathematical Questions (13:16) A year in the making, BigScience’s AI language model is finally available (15:55) Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages  (16:18) Computer scientists' interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles  (16:48)Microsoft AI Researchers Open-Source ‘GODEL’: A Large Scale Pre-Trained Language Model For Dialog  (17:35) Fake Friends and the Real Threat of AI-Generated Influencers (22:05) The Fight Over Which Uses of AI Europe Should Outlaw (25:10) Waymo, UPS, others pressure Gov. Newsom to allow autonomous trucking in California  (26:10) More and more CS students are interested in AI – and there aren't enough lecturers  (27:03) US safety regulators open special investigation into Cruise AV crash  (27:46) People who regularly talk to AI chatbots often start to believe they're sentient, says CEO  (29:10) Experiments & Explorations: Robots as Musical Instruments (31:17) Cute desktop robot designed to keep armchair engineers engaged (33:33) Outro

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

Our 103rd episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro (01:10) Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face (6:15) Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys using facial recognition technology to crack down on theft, Choice says  (10:13) Cruise’s driverless autonomous cars start giving rides to paying passengers  (12:10) Copilot, GitHub’s AI-powered programming assistant, is now generally available (13:30) IRS expands AI-powered bots to set up payment plans with taxpayers over the phone  (14:10) General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process  (14:55) Learning to Play Minecraft with Video PreTraining (VPT) (21:10) AI Detects Autism Speech Patterns Across Different Languages  (25:15) Meta releases largest open source AI language model to date  (26:05) Google's Parti Generator Relies on 20 Billion Inputs to Create Photorealistic Images  (27:30) New hybrid machine learning forecasts lake ecosystem responses to climate change  (30:04) Cerebras Systems Sets Record for Largest AI Models Ever Trained on a Single Device  (30:05) Pentagon Unveils Plan to Make 'Responsible Military AI' More Than Just a Buzzword  (34:43) Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for ‘Responsible A.I.’  (37:40) Vitali Klitschko fake tricks Berlin mayor in video call  (38:17) China’s Surveillance State Is Growing. These Documents Reveal How. (39:03) Earthquake tech could limit deaths. Afghanistan shows it’s not easy.  (40:00) Alexa has a new voice — your dead relative’s  (41:18) Wordalle is a guess-the-prompt game that combines Wordle and DALL-E (43:25) The King’s Swedish: AI Rewrites the Book in Scandinavia  (45:35) Outro

Sunday Jun 26, 2022

Our 102st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro (01:05) LaMDA’s Sentience is Nonsense - Here’s Why (2:00) Condemning the deployment of GPT-4chan (7:25) Microsoft and Meta join Google in using AI to help run their data centers  (11:20) AI maturity: Only 12% of companies are 'AI Achievers'  (16:45) NVIDIA & UW Introduce Factory: A Set of Physics Simulation Methods and Learning Tools for Contact-Rich Robotic Assembly  (21:50) Artificial intelligence may be the only way researchers can solve the perplexing puzzle of Long COVID. It’s already categorizing patients and even identifying them  (25:42) Reddit Bans ‘SFW’ Deepfake Community (30:15) EU To Target Meta, Google, Twitter Over Deepfakes, Report Says  (33:28) How to copy text from more than 10 previously published papers and get accepted to CVPR 2022 (36:30) We taught an AI to impersonate Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde – here’s what it revealed about sentience (38:02) DALL-E2 Creates The World’s First AI-Generated Magazine Cover For Cosmopolitan (42:15) Outro

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Our 101st episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (0:00) Intro (1:13) Lessons from the GPT-4Chan Controversy (8:14) Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient (14:20) Tesla Autopilot safety faces bigger questions as US upgrades crash probe (18:05) Stunning Insights from James Webb Space Telescope Are Coming, Thanks to GPU-Powered Deep Learning  (20:31) Can Machine Learning Translate Ancient Egyptian Texts? (22:48) 444 Authors From 132 Institutions Release BIG-bench: A 204-Task ‘Extremely Difficult and Diverse’ Benchmark for Large Language Models  (26:23) ProcTHOR: Large-Scale Embodied AI Using Procedural Generation (28:52) Axon Pauses Plans for Taser Drone as Ethics Board Members Resign (32:42) Shield AI raises $165M at a $2.3B valuation to fuel development of its military autonomous flying systems (35:38) AI program DALL-E mini prompts some truly cursed images (39:30) Outro

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Our 100th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! If you are a fan, we'd appreciate your feedback on Apple Podcast, or just via email to contact@lastweekin.ai - feel free to DM us on Twitter too! Outline: (00:00) Intro (03:12) Depressed? This algorithm can tell from the tone of your voice (09:38) Energy Grids Plug into AI for a Brighter, Cleaner Future  (15:40) Meet ‘Codeball’ – A Deep Learning-based Automated Code Reviewer That Will Help Maintainers Review Github Pull Requests (18:23) Alimentation Couche-Tard to deploy over 10,000 AI-powered cash registers at stores (19:40) Machine Learning Shows That More Reptile Species May Be at Risk of Extinction Than Previously Thought (20:30) How AI brought Val Kilmer’s ‘Iceman’ back into Top Gun: Maverick (26:40) Can machine learning deliver one-minute brain MRI scans? (32:04) AI model’s insight helps astronomers propose new theory for observing far-off worlds (32:00) Caltech unit creates AI helping drones to withstand violent winds (32:35) UC Berkeley’s Automated Crossword Solver Achieves 99.9% Letter Accuracy, Wins Top Tournament (33:55) $10.5M Army Contract to CMU Lab Will Expand Use of AI in Predictive Maintenance (34:50) China's AI defense can reportedly predict the course of hypersonic missiles (35:47) US robot orders surge 40% as labor shortages, inflation persist  (41:36) A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate (49:48) Google bans deepfake-generating AI from Colab (50:53) Seoul to create disaster response platform using AI (51:48) Dutch police create deepfake video of murdered boy, 13, in hope of new leads (52:35) Oregon dropping AI tool used in child abuse cases (50:37) AI versus corporate logos (58:14) I asked AI to make a Music Video... the results are trippy (01:01:00) Outro

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

Our 99th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, our go-to tool for recording the podcast. It is super easy to use, and there is nothing to download. Go to http://zen.ai/lastweekinai and get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account! Outline: (00:00) Intro(1:50) Royal Mail is Doing the Right Thing with Drone Delivery(6:10) Google uses AI to digitise maps in the utilities industry  (8:57) AI on the Ball: Startup Shoots Computer Vision to the Soccer Pitch  (9:26) Google Adds Machine Learning-Powered Studio Lighting To Video Calls  (11:33) Dyson launches a hiring spree for hundreds of engineers to build robots capable of doing household chores  (12:20) Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California  (12:52) Researchers develop algorithm to divvy up tasks for human-robot teams (19:42) Microsoft AI Researchers Introduces (De)ToxiGen: A Large-Scale Machine-Generated Dataset for Adversarial and Implicit Hate Speech Detection (24:32) Researchers Use Machine Learning to Identify Thousands of New Marine RNA Viruses in Study of Interest to Microbiologists and Clinical Laboratory Scientists  (25:17) Tiny robotic crab is smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot  (26:12) TartanDrive dataset likely largest for off-road environments  (26:48) AI Framework Cuts Time, Effort Needed to Predict Critical Care Outcomes  (27:13) Ad break (28:25) China and Europe are leading the push to regulate A.I. — one of them could set the global playbook (33:30) New York State Office for the Aging deploys AI robots as companions for older adults  (37:25) Oxford High School tests AI gun detection system in wake of shooting  (38:38) An Autonomous Car Blocked a Fire Truck Responding to an Emergency  (40:12) U.S. firm Clearview A.I. fined for illegally collecting images of Brits' faces  (41:19) Pentagon names new chief of responsible artificial intelligence  (42:05) The Day I Became Friends with a Robot  (44:26) I Used AI To See What These 23 Popular Cartoon Characters Would Look Like In Real Life (46:14) Outro

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