Blog: Last Week in AI
Every week, my team at Invector Labs publishes a newsletter to track the most recent developments in AI research and technology. You can find this week’s issue below. You can sign up for it below. Please do so, our guys worked really hard on this:
From the Editor: The Research Paper that can Change Machine Learning
We are living in the golden age of artificial intelligence(AI) research. Every week there are dozens, if not hundreds, of new AI research papers published by academic institutions and technology companies. Most of those papers focused on highly theoretical scenarios but, from time to time, some research comes along that you feel has the opportunity of changing the entire AI space. This is the case of the recent Lottery Hypothesis paper published by researchers of the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL).
The Lottery Hypothesis, basically states that most neural networkshave shown that neural networks contain subnetworks that are up to one-tenth the size yet capable of being trained to make equally accurate predictions — and sometimes can learn to do so even faster than the originals. That essentially means that neural networks can be trained using a fraction of the computational resources we have today. Shortly after its publications, companies like Google and Uber are already adopting the Lottery Hypothesis in their technology stacks. Certainly impressive for a new AI research paper.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
Google introduces Translatotron, a new model for speech translation that doesn’t rely on intermediate text representations.
Microsoft AI researchers unveiled a new natural language processing model for mastering language across different tasks.
Researchers from the University of Chicago propose a clinical approach to train better data scientists.
Cool Tech Releases
The Uber engineering team shows how to visualized safety traffic data using Kepler.gl.
AI researchers from IBM announced a project that uses machine learning to investigate cancer heterogeneity.
Google released three new machine learning courses for all enthusiastic in the space.
AI in the Real World
AI marketplace Algorithmia announced they raised a $25 million Series B round.
Chess legend Garry Kasparov discussed his ideas about AI and human creativity.
Walmart is banking heavily on AI to remain competitive with Amazon.