Plus: AI for the benefit of humankind group loses a member and more

Plus: AI for the benefit of humankind group loses a member and more
Roundup Windows fans can finally train and run their own machine learning models off Radeon and Ryzen GPUs in their boxes, computer vision gets better at filling in the blanks and more in this week’s look at movements in AI and machine learning.

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That AI-powered product and price recommendation engine? Useless now

That AI-powered product and price recommendation engine? Useless now
Machine learning models built for doing business prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will no longer be valid as economies emerge from lockdowns, presenting companies with new challenges in machine learning and enterprise data management, according to Gartner.

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Springer ditches paper from research tome, boffins rail against junk science

Updated  Springer Nature has decided against publishing a paper describing a neural network supposedly capable of detecting criminals from their faces alone. Word of this decision comes as top boffins signed a letter branding the study harmful junk science.…

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Oh OK, so NOW the social network cares about getting people’s permission before using their data to train computer systems

Special report  Five engineers missed out on sharing a top prize of $500,000 in a Facebook-backed AI competition – after they were disqualified for using images scraped from Flickr and YouTube to train their deepfake-detecting system.…

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An AI engineer recounts his previous woes to The Register

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are a brilliant idea: get two neural networks and pit them against each other to get a machine to generate completely new, realistic looking images. But in practice they are notoriously difficult to train and deploy, as one engineer told El Reg.…

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This tech can’t be all that dangerous if it’s now sold as a service

Updated  OpenAI has launched its first commercial service to generate income as companies generate, analyze, and process text using its machine-learning technology. This business of training powerful neural networks isn’t cheap, you know?…

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Blame Reg Bot 9000 for any blunders in this story, by the way

Microsoft’s online news service mixed up a singer from the British girl group Little Mix for another mixed-race member of the pop band in an article about racism – after the Windows giant dumped dozens of human editors for AI software.…

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Intel Optane builds a data pipeline for any type of AI workload

Sponsored  Spending on artificial intelligence systems will grow from $37.5bn worldwide in 2019 to $97.9bn in 2023, according to IDC. And use cases cover everything from ERP, manufacturing software and content management to automated customer service agents, threat intelligence and fraud investigation.…

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You wanted robo-butlers, you got robo-object-recognizers

Facebook has revamped Marketplace, a platform where users can buy and sell stuff, with a bunch of AI-powered features that, it claims, can automatically recognize and label objects in pictures as well as transform 2D images into a 3D view.…

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