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Industry News

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online

 Originally published in GIZMODO, Jan 19, 2022. Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that you can still file and pay taxes without logging into an IRS account or providing biometric data. This contradicts information an IRS spokesperson previously provided to Gizmodo. See the full details in the frustrating correction below. Online tax

The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 2, 2021. A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias. It’s the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation. Algorithms play...

The Witcher 3 Mod Elicits Concern from Voice Actors

 Originally published in GameRant, June 27, 2021. Video game voice actors express concern about technological advances that may see the use of AI-generated voices in games, as in a Witcher 3 mod. Voice acting for video games...

The Shift to Generalized AI to Better Identify Violating Content

 Originally published in Meta AI, Nov 9, 2021. Addressing content that violates our Community Standards and Guidelines is one of the top priorities at Meta AI. Over the past five years, AI has become one of the...

Facebook Says Its New AI Can Identify More Problems Faster

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 8, 2021. The “Few-Shot Learner” system doesn’t need to see as many examples to identify troublesome posts, and it works in more than 100 languages. A recent trove of documents leaked from Facebook demonstrated how...

US-China Tech War: Beijing-Funded AI Researchers Surpass Google and OpenAI with New Language Processing Model

 Originally published in South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021. The WuDao 2.0 natural language processing model had 1.75 trillion parameters, topping the 1.6 trillion that Google unveiled in a similar model in January. China has been...

What’s In Store for the Future of the Modern Data Stack?

 Originally published in Monte Carlo Data, Dec 16, 2021. Bob Muglia, former CEO of Snowflake, discusses what’s next for the tooling and technologies powering data analytics and engineering. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to...

AI Could Spot Wildfires Faster Than Humans

 Originally published in Scientific American, June 17, 2021. A prediction system undergoes testing as the U.S. West braces for another potentially devastating wildfire season. During his eight years as community alert and warning manager in Sonoma County,...

Improving Vision Transformer Efficiency and Accuracy by Learning to Tokenize

 Originally published in Google AI Blog, Dec 7, 2021. Transformer models consistently obtain state-of-the-art results in computer vision tasks, including object detection and video classification. In contrast to standard convolutional approaches that process images pixel-by-pixel, the Vision Transformers (ViT) treat an image as a sequence...

Task-Oriented Conversational AI in Airbnb Customer Support

 How Airbnb is powering automated support to enhance the host and guest experience. Customer Support (CS) can make or break a guest’s travel experience. To support Airbnb’s community of guests and Hosts, we have been investing heavily...

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