Rust detection using machine learning on AWS

Visual inspection of industrial environments is common requirement across heavy industries. Many of these industries deal with huge metal surfaces and harsh environments. A common problem across these industries is metal corrosion and rust. In this post, we describe how to build a serverless pipeline to create ML models for corrosion detection using Amazon SageMaker and other AWS services. The result is a fully functioning app to help you detect metal corrosion. We will use the following AWS services.

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Researchers from DeepMind and Alberta University propose policy-guided Heuristic search Algorithm

DeepMind’s AlphaGo and its successors previously demonstrated that the policy and heuristic function is formulated upon the PUCT (Polynomial Upper Confidence Trees) search algorithm. This algorithm can be quite effective for guiding search in adversarial games. However, PUCT is computationally inefficient and lacks guarantees on its search effort. Though other methods such as LevinTS provide guarantees on search steps, they do not use a heuristic function.

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ForwardX Robotics Closes Series B with a Total of $63m in Funding

ForwardX Robotics

ForwardX Robotics, a leading developer of AI-powered Autonomous Mobile Robots for warehousing and manufacturing environments, announced it has closed its Series B funding by raising another round of more than $38 million led by CDH Investments’s VGC, Eastern Bell Capital, and Dohold Capital. Other investors include Angel Around and ZGC Group.

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6sense raises $125M at a $2.1B valuation for its ‘ID graph’


The startup has raised $125 million at a valuation of $2.1 billion, a Series D being led by D1 Capital Partners, with Sapphire Ventures, Tiger Global and previous backer Insight Partners also participating. The company plans to use the funding to expand its platform and its predictive capabilities across a wider range of sources.

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Celential AI

AI-powered software engineering recruitment platform today announced that it raised $9.5 million in series A funding. It comes as Celential appoints Amer Akhtar, former Yahoo small business president and ex-CEO of ADP China, as the company’s new CEO.

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OCC, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and Federal Reserve Join in Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence and Usage in Financial Services

Government RFI

Five (5) of the United States federal financial regulatory agencies are gathering insight on financial institutions’ in their use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, NLP, etc.

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