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What I Learned From Looking at 200 Machine Learning Tools

 Originally published in Chip Huyen Blog, June 22, 2020 To better understand the landscape of available tools for machine learning production, I decided to look up every AI/ML tool I could find. The resources I used include: Full stack deep learning LF AI Foundation landscape AI Data Landscape Various lists of top AI startups by

An Algorithm That ‘Predicts’ Criminality Based on a Face Sparks a Furor

 Originally published in Wired.com, June 24, 2020 Its creators said they could use facial analysis to determine if someone would become a criminal. Critics said the work recalled debunked “race science.” In early May, a press release...

Big Tech Companies Back Away From Selling Facial Recognition to Police. That’s Progress.

 Originally published in Vox, June 11, 2020. After IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft upend their facial recognition businesses, attention turns to federal lawmakers. Microsoft president Brad Smith announced on Thursday that his company did not sell facial recognition...

New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows

 Originally published in OneZero, May 7, 2020 You won’t be able to hide behind a mask The term “facial recognition” typically refers to technology that can identify your entire face. How that recognition happens can vary, and...

Here’s How Amazon Alexa Will Recognize When You’re Frustrated

 Originally published in OneZero, Sept 27, 2019 OneZero spoke to Rohit Prasad, chief scientist for Alexa, about the new tone-detecting feature. Amazon knows that Alexa doesn’t get everything right, so the virtual personal assistant is picking up...

Specification Gaming: The Flip Side of AI Ingenuity

 Orginally published in Deep Mind, April 21, 2020. Specification gaming is a behaviour that satisfies the literal specification of an objective without achieving the intended outcome. We have all had experiences with specification gaming, even if not...

8 Things That Algorithms Can Do Better Than Humans

 We humans like to think that we are at the top of the evolutionary hierarchy. However, it is increasingly becoming clear that algorithms can execute some tasks better and more judiciously than humans can, or ever will...

With Questionable Copyright Claim, Jay-Z Orders Deepfake Audio Parodies off YouTube.

 Originally published in Waxy, April 28, 2020 On Friday, I linked to several videos by Vocal Synthesis, a new YouTube channel dedicated to audio deepfakes — AI-generated speech that mimics human voices, synthesized from text by training...

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years

 Originally published in Medium, April 28, 2020 The landscape is evolving quickly.  Machine Learning will transition to a commonplace part of every Software Engineer’s toolkit. In every field we get specialized roles in the early days, replaced...

4 Steps to Ensure Your AI/Machine Learning System Survives COVID-19

 Originally published in KDNuggets, April, 2020. Many AI models rely on historical data to make predictions on future behavior. So, what happens when consumer behavior across the planet makes a 180 degree flip? Companies are quickly seeing...

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