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Microsoft’s UniLM AI achieves state-of-the-art performance on summarization and language generation

Language model pretraining, a technique that “teaches” machine learning systems contextualized text representations by having them predict words based on their contexts, has advanced the state of the art across a range of natural language processing objectives. However, models like Google’s BERT, which are bidirectional in design (meaning they draw on left-of-word and right-of-word context […]

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Facebook’s ReAgent is a toolkit for reinforcement learning and reasoning AI

Facebook AI Research today introduced ReAgent, a reinforcement learning toolkit for building decision-making AI that can receive feedback. ReAgent can assign scores to user actions and treat user input such as clicking on recommended content as training data. ReAgent is a small C++ library available for download on GitHub designed to be embedded in any […]

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Reshuffle aims to speed app development by handling the frontend, backend, and data

Reshuffle’s goal is to help eliminate some of the most time-consuming pain points of developing applications. The idea is to let developers create full end-to-end React applications almost instantly using live templates. Reshuffle handles frontend, backend, and data, ostensibly leaving developers free to rapidly test and iterate on things like user interfaces. Based on Create […]

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The cognitive AI breakthrough: Real human-like reasoning in business AI solutions

Presented by Beyond Limits Conventional, data-crunching artificial intelligence, which is the foundation of deep learning, isn’t enough on its own; the human-like reasoning of symbolic artificial intelligence is fascinating, but on its own, it isn’t enough either. The unique hybrid combination of the two — numeric data analytics techniques that include statistical analysis, modeling, and […]

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Facebook’s AI streamlines sentences while preserving meaning

Simplifying text’s grammar and structure is a useful skill most of us acquire in school, but AI typically has a tougher go of it owing to a lack of linguistic knowledge. That said, scientists at Facebook AI Research and Inria are progressing toward a simplification model dubbed ACCESS (AudienCe-CEntric Sentence Simplification), which they claim enables […]

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Nvidia uses federated learning to create medical imaging AI

AI researchers from Nvidia and King’s College London have used federated learning to train a neural network for brain tumor segmentation, a milestone Nvidia claims to be a first for medical image analysis. The technique can allow data sharing between hospitals and researchers while preserving patient privacy. Federated learning is an approach to machine learning […]

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Facebook launches PyTorch Mobile for edge ML on Android and iOS devices

Facebook is planing to release PyTorch Mobile for deploying machine learning models on Android and iOS devices. PyTorch Mobile was released today alongside PyTorch 1.3, the latest version of Facebook’s open-source deep learning library with quantization and support for use of Google Cloud TPUs, and tools like Captum, which supplies explainability for machine learning models. […]

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PyTorch 1.3 comes with speed gains from quantization and TPU support

Facebook today released the latest version of its deep learning library PyTorch with quantization and Google Cloud TPU support for speedier training of machine learning models. Also new today are PyTorch Mobile for deployment of ML on edge devices starting with Android and iOS devices, CryptTen, a tool for encrypted machine learning, and Captum, a […]

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Amazon rolls out developer tools to improve Alexa voice apps

Amazon’s adding a trio of new tools to the Alexa Skills Kit, a suite of self-service APIs and resources for conversational app development, designed to improve the quality of experiences developed for Alexa. The first two, which are now generally available — Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool and Utterance Conflict Detection — enhance voice […]

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Rasa’s conversational AI can selectively ignore bits of dialogue to improve its responses

What might be the key to chatbots or voice-enabled assistants that respond in more natural, human-like ways? Researchers at Rasa, a Berlin, Germany-based startup developing a standard infrastructure layer for conversational AI, believe selective attention might play an outsized role. In a preprint paper published this week on Arxiv.org, they detail a system that can […]

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Google’s SummAE AI generates abstract summaries of paragraphs

Machines have a tougher time summarizing text than you’d think, at least where the summarization is abstractive rather than extractive. While the extraction requires merely concatenating sentences, abstraction involves the task of paraphrasing using novel sentences. Progress has been made in the news domain recently, perhaps owing to the abundance of corpora on which algorithmic […]

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Facebook open-sources data set for code search AI benchmark

Facebook AI researchers created code search data sets that utilize information from GitHub and Stack Overflow. The release contains an evaluation data set of 287 Stack Overflow question-and-answer pairs including code snippets, as well as a search corpus of code snippets from nearly 25,000 Android repositories on GitHub. The Neural Code Search Evaluation Data Set was […]

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IBM’s AI generates high-quality voices from 5 minutes of talking

Training powerful text to speech models requires sufficiently powerful hardware. A recent study published by OpenAI drives the point home — it found that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest runs grew by more than 300,000 times. In pursuit of less demanding models, researchers at IBM developed a new lightweight and […]

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Google launches TensorFlow 2.0 with tighter Keras integration

Google open source machine learning library TensorFlow 2.0 is now available for public use, the company announced today. The alpha version of TensorFlow 2.0 was first made available this spring at the TensorFlow Dev Summit alongside TensorFlow Lite 1.0 for mobile and embedded devices, and other ML tools like TensorFlow Federated. TensorFlow 2.0 comes with […]

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Google’s highly scalable AI can generate convincingly humanlike speech

A generative adversarial network (GAN) is a versatile AI architecture type that’s exceptionally well-suited to synthesizing images, videos, and text from limited data. But it’s not much been applied to the audio production domain owing to a number of design challenges, which is why Google and Imperial College London researchers set out to create a […]

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Google’s robotic hand AI can learn to rotate Baoding balls with minimal training data

Using several fingers at once to grasp and manipulate objects is a straightforward ask of humans, despite the primitiveness of our hand anatomy. But robots have a much tougher go of it. That’s because tasks like writing on paper with a pencil require physics models directing the imparting of forces onto the target object, as […]

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AI completes users’ rough sketches

Artistic composition tools imbued with AI are fast becoming old hat. Scientists at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a collaboration between MIT and IBM to jointly pursue AI techniques over the next decade, recently detailed a tool that lets users upload any photograph and edit the appearance of buildings, flora, and fixtures. And in March […]

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Gatsby raises $15 million for website and web app development tools

Gatsby, a Berkeley, California-based company developing an open source website and Progressive Web App (PWA) generator, today revealed that it’s secured $15 million in series A funding led by CRV. Previous investors Trinity Ventures, Mango Capital, Fathom Capital, and Dig Ventures also participated, along with individual investors Kong CEO Aghi Marietti and Adobe CPO Scott […]

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Hugging Face launches popular Transformers NLP library for TensorFlow

Maker of the popular PyTorch-Transformers model library, Hugging Face today said it’s bringing its NLP library to the TensorFlow machine learning framework. The PyTorch version of the library has seen more than 500,000 Pip installs since the beginning of the year, Hugging Face CEO Clément Delangue told VentureBeat. The Transformers library for TensorFlow brings together […]

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Google launches Firebase Extensions and Analytics integration for app developers

Google’s Firebase is getting new tools and upgrades today designed to help app developers do their jobs like new tools to test their creations including a Google Analytics integration to track performance and analyze insights from smartphone and web apps usage stats. To automate some work, Firebase Extensions is a set of premade code packages […]

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