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Monthly report: October 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 192 influencers like Nando de Freitas and hardmaru, discussing hashtags such as #AI , #MachineLearning and #EMNLP2019.
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Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers

On Oct 20, 2019
@NandoDF shared
RT @JeffDean: Nice NY Times article describing how @topherwhite & @RainforestCx are using old cell phones, solar panels, @TensorFlow & machine learning to detect illegal logging, helping protect vulnerable tropical rainforests. Nice work, Topher et al.! https://t.co/BZFQrbb6E2
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Indonesian villagers are trying out a treetop surveillance system that uses recycled phones and artificial intelligence software to detect chain saws.

www.nytimes.com
On Oct 20, 2019
@NandoDF shared
RT @JeffDean: Nice NY Times article describing how @topherwhite & @RainforestCx are using old cell phones, solar panels, @TensorFlow & machine learning to detect illegal logging, helping protect vulnerable tropical rainforests. Nice work, Topher et al.! https://t.co/BZFQrbb6E2
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Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers

Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers

Indonesian villagers are trying out a treetop surveillance system that uses recycled phones and artificial intelligence software to detect chain saws.

Not Cool Ep 16: Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning, part 1

On Oct 26, 2019
@mat_kelcey shared
RT @FLIxrisk: How can #MachineLearning help combat #ClimateChange? On #NotCool Eps 16 & 17, we hear from the authors of “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning,” an ambitious report outlining ML applications for climate mitigation & adaptation. Find Ep 16 here: https://t.co/XT9V6sMJrv https://t.co/ZMpxxXpJP4
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David Rolnick, Priya Donti, Lynn Kaack, and Kelly Kochanski, co-authors of “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning,” discuss the ambitious report.

futureoflife.org
On Oct 26, 2019
@mat_kelcey shared
RT @FLIxrisk: How can #MachineLearning help combat #ClimateChange? On #NotCool Eps 16 & 17, we hear from the authors of “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning,” an ambitious report outlining ML applications for climate mitigation & adaptation. Find Ep 16 here: https://t.co/XT9V6sMJrv https://t.co/ZMpxxXpJP4
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Not Cool Ep 16: Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning, part 1

Not Cool Ep 16: Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning, part 1

David Rolnick, Priya Donti, Lynn Kaack, and Kelly Kochanski, co-authors of “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning,” discuss the ambitious report.

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

On Oct 25, 2019
@lawrennd shared
Sam Shead on the use of Terminator images in AI articles. https://t.co/MlPGiyC5cO
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There are genuine risks associated with AI - but the Terminator scenario isn't one of them.

www.bbc.com
On Oct 25, 2019
@lawrennd shared
Sam Shead on the use of Terminator images in AI articles. https://t.co/MlPGiyC5cO
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Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs

There are genuine risks associated with AI - but the Terminator scenario isn't one of them.

Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor

On Oct 14, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @EricTopol: Ironically, with the @NobelPrize for alleviating global poverty today, a @guardian feature on #AI punishing the poor https://t.co/9PqHhJ4vcw #automatingpoverty by @Edpilkington https://t.co/n4o0LBaSAm
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In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the tech revolution transforming the welfare system worldwide – while penalising the most vulnerable

www.theguardian.com
On Oct 14, 2019
@jeremyphoward shared
RT @EricTopol: Ironically, with the @NobelPrize for alleviating global poverty today, a @guardian feature on #AI punishing the poor https://t.co/9PqHhJ4vcw #automatingpoverty by @Edpilkington https://t.co/n4o0LBaSAm
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Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor

Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor

In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the tech revolution transforming the welfare system worldwide – while penalising the most vulnerable

Ultra-Wide Deep Nets and the Neural Tangent Kernel (NTK)

On Oct 4, 2019
@weballergy shared
RT @rsalakhu: Ultra-Wide Deep Nets and the Neural Tangent Kernel (NTK) – Blog | Machine Learning | Carnegie Mellon University https://t.co/Yw5uAftH5F
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Traditional wisdom in machine learning holds that there is a careful trade-off between training error and generalization gap. There is a "sweet spot" for the model complexity such that the model (i) is big enough to achieve reasonably good training error, and (ii) is small enough so that ...

blog.ml.cmu.edu
On Oct 4, 2019
@weballergy shared
RT @rsalakhu: Ultra-Wide Deep Nets and the Neural Tangent Kernel (NTK) – Blog | Machine Learning | Carnegie Mellon University https://t.co/Yw5uAftH5F
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Ultra-Wide Deep Nets and the Neural Tangent Kernel (NTK)

Ultra-Wide Deep Nets and the Neural Tangent Kernel (NTK)

Traditional wisdom in machine learning holds that there is a careful trade-off between training error and generalization gap. There is a "sweet spot" for the model complexity such that the ...

AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up

On Nov 2, 2019
@gdb shared
RT @GuardianUS: AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up https://t.co/EyggxMuWjR
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A row over the release of a new language-learning model highlights how ethics and the law are lagging behind

www.theguardian.com
On Nov 2, 2019
@gdb shared
RT @GuardianUS: AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up https://t.co/EyggxMuWjR
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AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up

AI is making literary leaps – now we need the rules to catch up

A row over the release of a new language-learning model highlights how ethics and the law are lagging behind

PyTorch 1.3 comes with speed gains from quantization and TPU support

On Oct 10, 2019
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @matvelloso: PyTorch 1.3 https://t.co/PTGlMj5z0g
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The latest version of Facebook's open source deep learning library PyTorch comes with quantization, named tensors, and Google Cloud TPU support.

venturebeat.com
On Oct 10, 2019
@peteskomoroch shared
RT @matvelloso: PyTorch 1.3 https://t.co/PTGlMj5z0g
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PyTorch 1.3 comes with speed gains from quantization and TPU support

PyTorch 1.3 comes with speed gains from quantization and TPU support

The latest version of Facebook's open source deep learning library PyTorch comes with quantization, named tensors, and Google Cloud TPU support.

This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos

On Oct 15, 2019
@WIREDScience shared
Viral memes. Gaffe-prone presidential debates. TikTok remixes. You could spend the rest of your life trying to watch YouTube videos. Researchers want to let artificial intelligence algorithms watch and make sense of it instead. https://t.co/5nf8hEdS2w
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A staggering amount of video is shared online. Researchers are teaching artificial intelligence to process more—while using less power.

www.wired.com
On Oct 15, 2019
@WIREDScience shared
Viral memes. Gaffe-prone presidential debates. TikTok remixes. You could spend the rest of your life trying to watch YouTube videos. Researchers want to let artificial intelligence algorithms watch and make sense of it instead. https://t.co/5nf8hEdS2w
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This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos

This Technique Can Make It Easier for AI to Understand Videos

A staggering amount of video is shared online. Researchers are teaching artificial intelligence to process more—while using less power.

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