Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

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

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

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Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (

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