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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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)

DeepMind‘s AlphaFold 2, Voice Cloning, Facial Recognition in Retail Stores

Monday Jul 26, 2021

Our 65th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! This week: The future of self-driving? Maybe less like Elon Musk and more like Domino's pizza robots DeepMind's AI for protein structure is coming to the masses Reasoning with Language Models and Knowledge Graphs for Question Answering AI now enables robots to adapt rapidly to changing real world conditions Voice clone of Anthony Bourdain prompts synthetic media ethics questions Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition, civil rights organizations say Google CEO Still Insists AI Revolution Bigger Than Invention of Fire Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/125 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Reflecting on AI news in 2021 (so far) with the host of the Towards Data Science Podcast

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

2021 has been a bit less crazy than 2020 so far, but plenty of notable stuff has already happened. So, we decided to partner with our friends over at the Towards Data Science podcast, hosted by co-founder of ShapestMinds Jeremie Harris.Specifically, we discuss:This avocado armchair could be the future of AI, For Its Latest Trick Facial-Recognition Tools in Spotlight in New Jersey False Arrest Case New' Nirvana Song Created 27 Years After Kurt Cobain's Death Via AI Software As well as the general trends these stories represent. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI for Shaming Politicians, the New AI Art Scene, DeepFake Phishing

Thursday Jul 15, 2021

Our 64th episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news This week: This AI publicly shames politicians, but don’t laugh just yet AI-Generated Art Scene Explodes as Hackers Create Groundbreaking New Tools What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been: EleutherAI One Year Retrospective YouTube’s recommender AI still a horrorshow, finds major crowdsourced study Attackers use ‘offensive AI’ to create deepfakes for phishing campaigns Elon Musk admits self-driving is harder than he thought as Tesla owners troll him over missed deadlines Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/124 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

An AI Serial Killer, Scary Good Voice AI, Robot Rock, Israel‘s AI-powered Weapons

Friday Jul 09, 2021

Our 63rd Last Week in AI episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube This week: Voice AI is scary good now. Video game actors hate it. Robot rock: can big tech pick pop’s next megastar? Study finds that few major AI research papers consider negative impacts Researchers turn to machine learning to predict when immunotherapy will be effective Amazon is using algorithms with little human intervention to fire Flex workers Israel used world's first AI-guided combat drone swarm in Gaza attacks Google's algorithm misidentified an engineer as a serial killer Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/123 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Sean McGregor on the AI Incident Database and the AI XPRIZE

Tuesday Jul 06, 2021

An interview with Sean McGregor, the ML architect at the neural accelerator startup Syntiant who also works with the XPRIZE Foundation and is the creator and maintainer of the Partnership on AI's Incident Database. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

AI for COVID detection fails, GitHub's Copilot can code, GAN Theft Auto is fun

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021

Our 62nd Last Week in AI episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! On this episode, more controllable GAN, more controllable language models, AI for wildfires and reading lips, being critical of human oversight of AI, surveillance by AI in China, and some fun AI weirdness. This week: Google Survey Explores Methods for Making DL Models ‘Smaller, Faster, and Better’ Machine learning models that detect COVID-19 on chest X-rays are not suitable for clinical use GitHub and OpenAI launch a new AI tool that generates its own code What’s Going on With Amazon’s “High-Tech” Warehouse Robots? How Twitter hired tech's biggest critics to build ethical AI LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI. GAN Theft Auto is a snippet of GTA 5 made by AI Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/122 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Jordan Harrod on being an AI researcher and educator

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021

An interview with Jordan Harrod, a PhD Candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, a YouTuber who creates educational videos about AI, and an advocate for evidence-based policy. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | YouTube Check out her channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/JordanHarrod Detailed bio: Jordan Harrod is a Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. Her research focuses on using neuromodulation to understand pain and consciousness, and using neurotechnology and machine learning to develop new tools for brain stimulation. She is also a significant communicator and educator focused on AI, with her YouTube channel having many videos on how we interact with artificial intelligence in our daily lives, and she is also the Chief Operating Officer of the MIT Science Policy Review, a peer-reviewed science policy journal. Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Making AI Less Racist and Terrible, AI for Wildfires and Reading Lips, Fun AI Facts about Fun Guys

Wednesday Jun 23, 2021

Our 61st Last Week in AI episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! On this episode, more controllable GAN, more controllable language models, AI for wildfires and reading lips, being critical of human oversight of AI, surveillance by AI in China, and some fun AI weirdness. Check out our interview with the creator of AI Weirdness (that we discuss as our last article) here:https://www.letstalkai.show/e/ai-weirdness-interview/ This week: Harnessing the Wild Power of AI Image Generation The Efforts to Make Text-Based AI Less Racist and Terrible AI Could Spot Wildfires Faster Than Humans Tech Companies Are Training AI to Read Your Lips The False Comfort of Human Oversight as an Antidote to A.I. Harm China's tech workers pushed to limits by surveillance software Fun Facts about Fun Guys Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/121 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

DeepMind on General AI, Creepy Fake Humans, City Brains

Thursday Jun 17, 2021

Our 60th Last Week in AI episode with a summary and discussion of last week's big AI news! On this episode, new ways to scale training, a take on RL being enough, care bots, creepy fake humans, AI for AI chips, City Brains in China, and cheaper robot dogs. This week: Microsoft’s ZeRO-Infinity Library Claims to Train 32 trillion Parameters Deep Learning Models On A Cluster of Just 32 GPUs DeepMind scientists: Reinforcement learning is enough for general AI ‘Care bots’ are on the rise and replacing human caregivers These creepy fake humans herald a new age in AI Google is using AI to design its next generation of AI chips more quickly than humans can Across China, AI ‘city brains’ are changing how the government runs This $2,700 robot dog will carry a single bottle of water for you Find this and more in our text version of this news roundup:  https://lastweekin.ai/p/120 Music: Deliberate Thought, Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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