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Can GPT-3 Make Analogies?

 Originally published in Medium, Aug 5, 2020. In the early 1980s, Douglas Hofstadter introduced the “Copycat” letter-string domain for analogy-making. Here are some sample analogy problems: If the string abc changes to the string abd, what does the string pqr change to? If the string abc changes to the string abd, what does the string

Dealing with Overconfidence in Neural Networks: Bayesian Approach

 Originally published in Jonathan Ramkissoon Blog, July 29, 2020. I trained a multi-class classifier on images of cats, dogs and wild animals and passed an image of myself, it’s 98% confident I’m a dog. The problem isn’t...

How Not to Know Ourselves

 Originally published in Medium, July 29, 2020. Platform data do not provide a direct window into human behavior. Rather, they are direct records of how we behave under platforms’ influence. Surfing a wave of societal awe and...

Here’s Why Apple Believes It’s An AI Leader—And Why It Says Critics Have It All Wrong

 Originally published in Ars Technica, Aug 6, 2020. Apple AI chief and ex-Googler John Giannandrea dives into the details with Ars. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) now permeate nearly every feature on the iPhone, but...

On-device Supermarket Product Recognition

 Originally posted on Google AI Blog, Aug 11, 2020. One of the greatest challenges faced by users who are visually impaired is identifying packaged foods, both in a grocery store and also in their kitchen cupboard at...

‘Deepfakes’ Ranked As Most Serious AI Crime Threat

 Originally published in UCL, August 4, 2020. Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to...

Taming the Tail: Adventures in Improving AI Economics

 Originally published in a16z.com, Aug 12, 2020. AI has enormous potential to disrupt markets that have traditionally been out of reach for software. These markets – which have relied on humans to navigate natural language, images, and...

Facebook Showed This Ad Almost Exclusively to Women. Is That A Problem?

 Originally published in Vox.com, July 31, 2020. How Facebook decides which ads to display on your News Feed. In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights organizations following the revelation that advertisers could use the targeting...

Why Hundreds of Mathematicians Are Boycotting Predictive Policing

 Originally published in Popular Mechanics, July 28, 2020 Some academics are calling the controversial practice a “scientific veneer for racism.” Several prominent academic mathematicians want to sever ties with police departments across the U.S., according to a...

Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool

 Originally published in Wired.com, July 7, 2020 Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead. This month, advertising giant WPP will send unusual corporate training...

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