Red Kill Switch for AI Autonomous Systems may not be a life saver

Kill Switch

We all seem to know what a red stop button or kill switch does. Whenever you believe that a contraption is going haywire, you merely reach for the red stop button or kill switch and shut the erratic gadgetry down. This urgent knockout can be implemented via a bright red button that is pushed, or by using an actual pull-here switch, or a shutdown knob, a shutoff lever, etc.

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How I built this: Machine learning with Amazon Personalize and a Customer Data Platform

By making off-the-rack machine learning models accessible for anyone to use, cloud ML services like Amazon Personalize help make ML-driven customer experiences available to teams at any scale. You no longer need in-house data science and machine learning experts to get the benefit of propensity scoring or product recommendations.

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OpenAI’s text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

Once upon a time in Silicon Valley, engineers at the various electronics firms would tinker at their benches and create new inventions. This tinkering was done, at least in part, to show to the engineer at the next bench so they could both appreciate the ingenuity and inspire others. Some of this work eventually made it into products — but much of it did not. This inefficiency that existed until the late 1980s was largely supplanted (by the bean counters first, and then marketing staffs), and product development shifted to focus instead on perceived customer desires.

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Behavioral Finance in Fintech: Ideas from Revolut, Momo E-Wallet, Eagle Alpha, and Other Pros…

Behavioral finance became a reality once fintech met AI. Since its inception in fintech, AI has been improving analytics in the domain, providing more data sources to process — the ones based on user behavior. That’s why we call this type of analytics “behavioral.” Let’s see how fintech forever changed data analytics and how it helps businesses worldwide make informed forecasts. The established fintechs guide our research, and we learn from the best of them.

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Feature store repositories emerge as an MLOps linchpin for advancing AI

A battle for control over machine learning operations (MLOps) is beginning in earnest as organizations embrace feature store repositories to build AI models more efficiently. A feature store is at its core a data warehouse through which developers of AI models can share and reuse the artifacts that make up an AI model as well as an entire AI model that might need to be modified or further extended. In concept, feature store repositories play a similar role as a Git repository does in enabling developers to build applications more efficiently by sharing and reusing code.

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New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients

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Researchers from Facebook and NYU Langone Health have created AI models that scan X-rays to predict how a COVID-19 patient’s condition will develop. The team says that their system can forecast whether a patient may need more intensive care resources up to four days in advance. They believe hospitals could use it to anticipate demand for resources and avoid sending at-risk patients home too early.

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The AI Incident Database wants to improve the safety of machine learning

AI systems’ failures have become a recurring theme in technology news. Credit scoring algorithms that discriminate against women. Computer vision systems that misclassify people with darker skin. Recommendation systems that promote violent content. Trending algorithms that amplify fake news.

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IBM’s Squawk Bot AI helps make sense of financial data flood

In our recent work, we detail an AI and machine learning mechanism able to assist in correlating a large body of text with numerical data series used to describe financial performance as it evolves over time. Our deep learning-based system pulls out from large amounts of textual data potentially relevant and useful textual descriptions that explain the performance of a financial metric of interest – without the need of human experts or labelled data.
The post IBM’s Squawk Bot AI helps make sense of financial data flood appeared first on IBM Research Blog.

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Using Reinforcement Learning to build a Self-Learning grasping Robot

In this post, I will explain my experience over the course of a year of working with Reinforcement Learning (RL) on autonomous robotics manipulation. It is always hard to start a big project which requires many moving parts. It was undoubtedly the same in this project. I want to pass the knowledge I gathered through this process to help others overcome the initial inertia.

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OpenAI GPT-3 wrote this article about Webpack

This article was written by OpenAI GPT-3 model, using “davinci” engine, I gave it a small input and this is the final output. Can you tell the difference between this and a human-made article? Obviously the formatting can be improved, and some part are missing but count that, my input was just “webpack is a build tool” and nothing more.

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The evolution of Big Data compute platforms  – past, now and later

A journey into the evolution of Big Data Compute Platforms like Hadoop and Spark. Sharing my perspective on where we were, where we are and where we are headed. Over the past few years I have been part of a large number of Hadoop projects. Back in 2012–2016 the majority of our work was done using on-premises Hadoop infrastructure.

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How to build AI applications users can trust

To work effectively, algorithms need user data — typically on an ongoing basis to help refine and improve the experience. To get user data, you need users. And to get users, especially lasting users who trust you with their data, you need to provide options that suit their comfort levels now while still allowing them to change them in future. In essence, to get user buy-in, you need a two-step approach: Let users know what data you want to collect and why, and give them control over the collection.

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Forward Escape goes down another Rabbit Hole…

𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙢 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚; 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙭 𝙤𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙡𝙚?“Q͏u͏a͏n͏t͏u͏m͏ c͏o͏m͏p͏u͏t͏e͏r͏s͏ …w͏i͏l͏l͏ b͏e͏ t͏h͏e͏ f͏i͏r͏s͏t͏ t͏e͏c͏h͏n͏o͏l͏o͏g͏y͏ t͏h͏a͏t͏ a͏l͏l͏o͏w͏s͏ u͏s͏e͏f͏u͏l͏ t͏a͏s͏k͏s͏ t͏o͏ b͏e͏ p͏e͏r͏f͏o͏r͏m͏e͏d͏ i͏n͏ c͏o͏l͏l͏a͏b͏o͏r͏a͏t͏i͏o͏n͏ b͏e͏t͏w͏e͏e͏n͏ p͏a͏r͏a͏l͏l͏e͏l͏ u͏n͏i͏v͏e͏r͏s͏e͏s͏.” 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝘿𝙚𝙪𝙩𝙨𝙘𝙝 @ 𝙏𝙀𝘿 2005What started me down this Rabbit Hole…I read the article “Google Supremacy” by NASA (The paper was published on NASA’s Website, and Google later removed it) yet widely covered by Fortune, Financial Times, and others.

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Benchmark M1 vs Xeon vs Core i5 vs K80 and T4

Since their launch in November, Apple Silicon M1 Macs are showing very impressive performances in many benchmarks. These new processors are so fast that many tests compare MacBook Air or Pro to high-end desktop computers instead of staying in the laptop range. It usually does not make sense in benchmark. But here things are different as M1 is faster than most of them for only a fraction of their energy consumption.

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Top 5 Machine Learning programming languages in 2021

If you are interested in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, you’re probably planning your path forward in the exciting and dynamic world of programming. But which languages should you study if you see AI and machine learning in your future?

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