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WiML Board of Directors Call — Policy and Research Committee

On Aug 22, 2019
@math_rachel shared
Women in Machine Learning Board of Directors is looking for a new member of our Policy & Research Committee @WiMLworkshop More details here: https://t.co/WqNi1cJr6T
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WiML Board of Directors Call — Policy and Research Committee Above image from #WOCinTechChat, Creative Commons License Seeking a motivated and responsible individual to join the Women in Machine Learning (WiML) Board of Directors as a member of the Policy and Research Committee. This is a ...

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On Aug 22, 2019
@math_rachel shared
Women in Machine Learning Board of Directors is looking for a new member of our Policy & Research Committee @WiMLworkshop More details here: https://t.co/WqNi1cJr6T
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WiML Board of Directors Call — Policy and Research Committee

WiML Board of Directors Call — Policy and Research Committee Above image from #WOCinTechChat, Creative Commons License Seeking a motivated and responsible individual to join the Women in ...


On Aug 23, 2019
@DeepMindAI shared
In collaboration w/ @ox_ultracold & @FelixHill84, we developed machine learning techniques to optimise the production of a Bose-Einstein condensate, a quantum-mechanical state of matter that can be used to test predictions of theories of many-body physics https://t.co/wXFI46TJT9
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Applying machine learning optimization methods to the production of a quantum gas

We apply three machine learning strategies to optimize the atomic cooling processes utilized in the production of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). For the first time, we optimize both ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@Sam_L_Shead shared
The backstory on Mustafa... https://t.co/lCgKRwQ0pB
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Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's $486 million artificial intelligence lab

The DeepMind cofounder wants to see that artificial intelligence benefits the many, not the few.

On Aug 23, 2019
@vnfrombucharest shared
RT @omarsar0: This study uses several methods to test the compositionality of neural networks in particular as it relates to language modeling. Models tested: recurrent, convolution, and the recently popular transformer. The notes on linguistic theory are nice! https://t.co/gmySHE8Yyc https://t.co/YGkwpU5VTS
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The compositionality of neural networks: integrating symbolism and connectionism Dieuwke Hupkes [email protected] Institute for Logic, Language and Computation University of Amsterdam ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@Sam_L_Shead shared
Mustafa Suleyman’s Leave Casts Questions Over Google's DeepMind via @forbes https://t.co/tWJLpuvwvK
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Mustafa Suleyman’s Extended Leave Casts Questions Over Google’s DeepMind

The news that one of the trio of founders behind DeepMind has taken an extended leave from the company, which was acquired by Alphabet for around $600 million in 2014, raises questions ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@vnfrombucharest shared
RT @salmonjsph: @mathusmassias And here's its cousin the "Berhu" (introduced by A. Owen : https://t.co/eMLBENqfmi). Verlan of Huber (for French speaking people) and shown to be the tightest convex relaxation of "cardinality + l2" by Jojic et al. : https://t.co/w4dR3AmBxD https://t.co/TQL1yGfMMJ
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Convex envelopes of complexity controlling penalties: the case against premature envelopment

Convex envelopes of the cardinality and rank function, l_1 and nuclear norm, have gained immense popularity due to their sparsity inducing properties. This gave rise to a natural approach ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@AI_TechNews shared
Huawei unveils high-end AI chip for servers alongside MindSpore framework https://t.co/WXmOoF4BqU #huawei #tech #news #mindspore #ai https://t.co/wy4pafYToS
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Huawei unveils high-end AI chip for servers alongside MindSpore framework

Huawei has unveiled a high-end artificial intelligence chip for servers along with an AI computing framework called MindSpore. The Huawei Ascend 910 is the “world’s most powerful AI ...

On Aug 23, 2019
@Theteamatx shared
The applied physics of MacGyver lives on ⁠— in robotic form! Researchers at @GeorgiaTech trained a robot to solve problems using available resources. This led to the MacGyvering of hammers, spatulas, scoops, squeegees, and screwdrivers. https://t.co/FhDsUYslGN
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'MacGyver'-like Robot Can Build Own Tools By Assessing Form, Function of Supplies

Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age. Using a novel capability to reason about shape, ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@dmonett shared
"[O]nly a small % of students’ essays [is] randomly selected for a human grader to double check the machine’s work. But research from psychometricians & #AI experts show that these tools are susceptible to ... #bias against certain demographic groups." https://t.co/l95Hz0sVjq
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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found

On Aug 22, 2019
@davegershgorn shared
RT @ericuman: So the Pentagon gave special insider access to Silicon Valley bigshots like Eric Schmidt. An ethics officer objected. The result? Schmidt blew up and the ethics officer was *pushed out of her job.* https://t.co/NTCP2AwvHb
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How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.

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On Aug 23, 2019
@katecrawford shared
As usual, @ananny gives us a substantive and rigorous account of what's going wrong with the current debates about the first amendment and speech online. Probability is a central issue for how platforms regulating speech. Worth your time https://t.co/ZXEFYdJz5f https://t.co/ghGEMs0CyR
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Probably Speech, Maybe Free: Toward a Probabilistic Understanding of Online Expression and Platform Governance

Crawford and Gillespie, supra note 10; Gillespie, supra note 7; Gorwa, supra note 9; David Kaye, Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet (2019);Roberts, supra note 10; ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@stevelevine shared
Five years after Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking began to raise the alarm bells, AI is in a hype hoop. PLUS Legal disinformation, the 40-year pay gap, and Gray entrepreneur. The new edition of @Axios Future, with @KavehWaddell. https://t.co/GRYPugpNsX
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Axios Future

Innovations in automation, mobility, society, cities, genetics, blockchain and more, by Steve LeVine. Weekday evenings

On Aug 22, 2019
@AI_TechNews shared
Report: Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are ‘putting world at risk’ of killer AI https://t.co/w7ruIONNYp #amazon #microsoft #tech #news #iot #ai https://t.co/op14NmmIY4
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Report: Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are ‘putting world at risk’ of killer AI

A survey of major players within the industry concludes that leading tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft are putting the world ‘at risk’ of killer AI. PAX, a Dutch NGO, ranked 50 firms ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@math_rachel shared
RT @QueerinAI: Announcing Call for Participation for the Queer in AI @NeurIPSConf 2019 workshop! Submit your 1-2 page abstracts by Sep 16th! Works in progress also okay! https://t.co/9TV9Zmp4Ob Acceptance comes with a registration to the conference!
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Call for Participation - Queer in AI NeurIPS 2019 Workshop

If authors' research has previously appeared in a journal, workshop, or conference (including the NeurIPS 2019 conference), their workshop submission should extend that previous ...

On Aug 22, 2019
@Miles_Brundage shared
RT @DeepMindAI: We're open sourcing Spriteworld, a flexible, procedural reinforcement learning environment: https://t.co/MkuXLYlhMq Spriteworld is a 2-dimensional arena with movable objects, and is particularly well-suited for small-scale experiments with limited computational resources. https://t.co/Nw6Zfgg4ht
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Spriteworld: A Flexible, Configurable Reinforcement Learning Environment

Spriteworld: a flexible, configurable python-based reinforcement learning environment - deepmind/spriteworld

On Aug 22, 2019
@arstechnica shared
YouTube flags robot battle videos as “animal fights” https://t.co/uOG806E2r4
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On Aug 23, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @edmundlee: Here, @ballmatthew saying the thing, but smarter: On the coming streaming bundle: Disney, AT&T, Amazon and others are effectively giving away the content to sell you something else. (Netflix may be the only company trying to create a streaming business.): https://t.co/3034YhsUq3
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Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV

As media monoliths bundle their offerings, consumers will once again have to pay for a bunch of shows they don’t want.

On Aug 22, 2019
@sidneyfussell shared
RT @kashhill: If you’re worried your voice assistant is sharing what you say with strangers, here’s some good step-by-step advice for how to lock it down: https://t.co/XipOgbo6vg https://t.co/jKQaj0QmKR
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Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?

Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.

On Aug 23, 2019
@hannahdev shared
RT @MarinaHyde: This is extremely interesting on Epstein’s intellectual enabler - and because it features quite the cameo from Prince Andrew https://t.co/3LLbcCKXl5
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Jeffrey Epstein’s Intellectual Enabler

How did Epstein meet so many luminaries in the worlds of science and technology? It all might trace back to literary agent John Brockman.

On Aug 23, 2019
@guardiantech shared
The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media https://t.co/rKtLXaRqi5
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The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media

The long read: Social media was supposed to liberate us, but for many people it has proved addictive, punishing and toxic. What keeps us hooked?

On Aug 22, 2019
@AdamSerwer shared
RT @GrahamDavidA: "Don’t pray for a hurricane to take out a tornado." https://t.co/8dWbKK62o4
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Would You Rather a Recession, or Trump?

A downturn would crater Trump’s odds at reelection. It would also create much of the inequity, misery, and chaos that Democrats seek to avoid by winning in 2020.