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Monthly report: August 2020

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 222 influencers like Shakir Mohamed and WIRED, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #UtilityFunction and #ICML2020.
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Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You

On Aug 16, 2020
@WIRED shared
For all the progress VR has made over the past decade, a thing like Codec Avatars represents a transition to an entirely new phase of experience https://t.co/Gv0OhpL8mJ
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"Codec avatars," as Facebook researchers call them, are all but indistinguishable from the humans they represent—and may be a staple of our virtual lives sooner than we think.

www.wired.com
On Aug 16, 2020
@WIRED shared
For all the progress VR has made over the past decade, a thing like Codec Avatars represents a transition to an entirely new phase of experience https://t.co/Gv0OhpL8mJ
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Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You

Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You

"Codec avatars," as Facebook researchers call them, are all but indistinguishable from the humans they represent—and may be a staple of our virtual lives sooner than we think.

(Re)Discovering Protein Structure and Function Through Language Modeling

On Aug 3, 2020
@Plinz shared
RT @RichardSocher: Fascinating insight: Trained solely on unsupervised language modeling, the Transformer's attention mechanism recovers high-level structural (folding) and functional properties of proteins! Blog: https://t.co/ClWXxxNbpW Paper: https://t.co/0oK7coEMV6 Code: https://t.co/3z3CVQ51kS https://t.co/yOMpV1WGVo
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In our study, we show how a language model, trained simply to predict a masked (hidden) amino acid in a protein sequence, recovers high-level structural and functional properties of proteins.

blog.einstein.ai
On Aug 3, 2020
@Plinz shared
RT @RichardSocher: Fascinating insight: Trained solely on unsupervised language modeling, the Transformer's attention mechanism recovers high-level structural (folding) and functional properties of proteins! Blog: https://t.co/ClWXxxNbpW Paper: https://t.co/0oK7coEMV6 Code: https://t.co/3z3CVQ51kS https://t.co/yOMpV1WGVo
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(Re)Discovering Protein Structure and Function Through Language Modeling

(Re)Discovering Protein Structure and Function Through Language Modeling

In our study, we show how a language model, trained simply to predict a masked (hidden) amino acid in a protein sequence, recovers high-level structural and functional properties of ...

AI safety resources

On Aug 13, 2020
@vkrakovna shared
@Jess_Riedel @ESYudkowsky @anderssandberg @OwainEvans_UK @daniel_filan @rohinmshah @AmandaAskell @bshlgrs @paulfchristiano @danieldewey @lukeprog I have an updated reading list of long-term AI safety papers at https://t.co/uZKRaMgnhK, though it's intended as a selected list of readings rather than a comprehensive bibliography.
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Regularly updated resource list to get up to speed on the main ideas in the field of long-term AI safety. The resources are selected for relevance and/or brevity, and the list is not meant to be co…

vkrakovna.wordpress.com
On Aug 13, 2020
@vkrakovna shared
@Jess_Riedel @ESYudkowsky @anderssandberg @OwainEvans_UK @daniel_filan @rohinmshah @AmandaAskell @bshlgrs @paulfchristiano @danieldewey @lukeprog I have an updated reading list of long-term AI safety papers at https://t.co/uZKRaMgnhK, though it's intended as a selected list of readings rather than a comprehensive bibliography.
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AI safety resources

AI safety resources

Regularly updated resource list to get up to speed on the main ideas in the field of long-term AI safety. The resources are selected for relevance and/or brevity, and the list is not ...

‘Time camera’ generates 3D images from echoes of light

On Aug 5, 2020
@NewsfromScience shared
A "time camera" generates 3D images from echoes of light. Learn more: https://t.co/qAJwwLCju9 https://t.co/obfvoFspAj
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System relies on artificial intelligence to turn noise in to a signal

www.sciencemag.org
On Aug 5, 2020
@NewsfromScience shared
A "time camera" generates 3D images from echoes of light. Learn more: https://t.co/qAJwwLCju9 https://t.co/obfvoFspAj
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‘Time camera’ generates 3D images from echoes of light

‘Time camera’ generates 3D images from echoes of light

System relies on artificial intelligence to turn noise in to a signal

Hub Culture presents 50 Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

On Aug 10, 2020
@romanyam shared
#TriggerWarning I am on that list! 50 Leaders in Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/DTja0tOlYr https://t.co/sTiYtMRPnx
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Welcome to Hub Culture's second listing of 50 people leading the AI conversation across science, business, government, and academia.

hubculture.com
On Aug 10, 2020
@romanyam shared
#TriggerWarning I am on that list! 50 Leaders in Artificial Intelligence https://t.co/DTja0tOlYr https://t.co/sTiYtMRPnx
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Hub Culture presents 50 Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

Hub Culture presents 50 Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to Hub Culture's second listing of 50 people leading the AI conversation across science, business, government, and academia.

Schedule session 1

On Aug 5, 2020
@AnimaAnandkumar shared
#poster session at #UAI2020 at 7pm PDT https://t.co/dX7XLtjJLO OCEAN: Online Task Inference for Compositional Tasks with Context Adaptation https://t.co/5JVrO6emmm @ren_hongyu @yukez @animesh_garg @jure @NVIDIAAI @StanfordAILab @Caltech #ReinforcementLearning #DeepLearning https://t.co/GmRVtcAi4w
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Sponsor Presentation: Vector Institute Sponsor Presentation: Borealis AI [Paper] [Video (inline)] [Video (new tab)] Current literature on posterior approximation for Bayesian inference offers many alternative methods. 310: Kuzelka Sponsor Presentation: Vector Institute Sponsor ...

auai.org
On Aug 5, 2020
@AnimaAnandkumar shared
#poster session at #UAI2020 at 7pm PDT https://t.co/dX7XLtjJLO OCEAN: Online Task Inference for Compositional Tasks with Context Adaptation https://t.co/5JVrO6emmm @ren_hongyu @yukez @animesh_garg @jure @NVIDIAAI @StanfordAILab @Caltech #ReinforcementLearning #DeepLearning https://t.co/GmRVtcAi4w
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Schedule session 1

Schedule session 1

Sponsor Presentation: Vector Institute Sponsor Presentation: Borealis AI [Paper] [Video (inline)] [Video (new tab)] Current literature on posterior approximation for Bayesian inference ...

Startup Winners in the AI Boom

On Aug 13, 2020
@Jessicalessin shared
On Friday, [email protected] has assembled some of the top entrepreneurs in AI to discuss his recent article about the AI startup winners. They'll take your questions. Should be a great conversation. (Think of it as TI Clubhouse :)) https://t.co/oAWOpeYkvN
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This week Amir published two deep investigations into the state of AI, here and here. Join us as the and leading AI startup CEOs and founders discuss his work and take your questions. ...

www.theinformation.com
On Aug 13, 2020
@Jessicalessin shared
On Friday, [email protected] has assembled some of the top entrepreneurs in AI to discuss his recent article about the AI startup winners. They'll take your questions. Should be a great conversation. (Think of it as TI Clubhouse :)) https://t.co/oAWOpeYkvN
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Startup Winners in the AI Boom

Startup Winners in the AI Boom

This week Amir published two deep investigations into the state of AI, here and here. Join us as the and leading AI startup CEOs and founders discuss his work and take your questions. ...

REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND OPTIMAL CONTROL

On Aug 1, 2020
@davidad shared
@_julesh_ bertsekas beat you to it https://t.co/CbJQ2FmXIt
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web.mit.edu
On Aug 1, 2020
@davidad shared
@_julesh_ bertsekas beat you to it https://t.co/CbJQ2FmXIt
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REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND OPTIMAL CONTROL

REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND OPTIMAL CONTROL

� gk(xk, uk, wk) + k+`�1� m=k+1 gk � xm, µm(xm), wm � + J̃k+`(xk+`) Nonlinear Ay(x) + b �1(x, v) �2(x, v) �m(x, v) r x Initial Selective Depth Lookahead Tree �(�) � 1 0 -1 Encoding y(x) ...

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