Scientists working on Continual Learning to overcome ‘Catastrophic Forgetting’ 

ContinualAI recently announced Avalanche, a library of tools compiled over the course of a year from over 40 contributors with the goal of making CL research easier and more reproducible. The organization was launched three years ago and has attracted support for its mission to advance CL, which its members see as fundamental for the future of AI.  

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U.S. leads world in AI, but here comes China

USA China Race

The United States is maintaining its early lead over China and the European Union in development and application of artificial intelligence technology, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). But while the Americans’ lead is still substantial today, China is poised to close the gap, while the EU is largely failing to keep up, the report found.

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A new technique called ‘concept whitening’ promises to provide neural network interpretability

Deep neural networks can perform wonderful feats, thanks to their extremely large and complicated web of parameters. But their complexity is also their curse: The inner workings of neural networks are often a mystery — even to their creators. This is a challenge that has been troubling the artificial intelligence community since deep learning started to become popular in the early 2010s.

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