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Video – Career Paths in Analytics and Data Science and Analytics Team Building
 Event: Machine Learning Week 2021 Keynote: Career Paths in Analytics and...
What Percentage of Your Machine Learning Models Have Been Deployed?
  Do your models usually get deployed? Or are...
Video – Credit Models, Microfinance, and Improving the Lives of Families in the Developing World
 Event: Machine Learning Week 2021 Keynote: Credit Models, Microfinance, and...
Video – Identifying Program Effectiveness for Survivors of Human Trafficking from Muneeb Alam of QuantumBlack
 Event: Machine Learning Week 2021 Keynote: Identifying Program Effectiveness for Survivors...

AI

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 a growing role in our lives, even as their flaws are becoming more apparent: A Michigan man wrongly accused of fraud

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...

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...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Postman’s Data Team Works

 Originally published in Entrepreneur’s Handbook, Oct 7, 2021 How Postman’s data team set up better onboarding, infrastructure, and processes while growing 4–5x in one year. Postman is no stranger to scale. What started out as a side project...

Using DeepSpeed and Megatron to Train Megatron-Turing NLG 530B, the World’s Largest and Most Powerful Generative Language Model

 Originally published in Microsoft Research Blog, Oct 11, 2021 We are excited to introduce the DeepSpeed- and Megatron-powered Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG), the largest and the most powerful monolithic transformer language model trained to date,...

Tesla Officially Launches Its Insurance Using ‘Real-Time Driving Behavior,’ Starting in Texas

 Originally published in Electrek, Oct 14, 2021 Tesla has now officially launched its insurance product using “real-time driving behavior.” The product is only available in Texas for now. The automaker has already introduced its own insurance product...

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