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A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables
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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, with 530 billion parameters. It is the result of a research collaboration between Microsoft and NVIDIA to further

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...

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

 Originally published in Wired, Oct 5, 2021 Drills involving swarms of drones raise questions about whether machines could outperform a human operator in complex scenarios. Last August, several dozen military drones and tanklike robots took to the skies and roads 40 miles...

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 of Human Trafficking and Slavery Speaker: Muneeb Alam, Specialist, Data Science, QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company Bio:  Muneeb Alam is a data science specialist at QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company. He...

Video – How to Use AI Ethically from Natalia Modjeska of Omdia

 Event: Machine Learning Week 2021 Keynote: How to Use AI Ethically Speaker: Natalia Modjeska, Research Director at Omdia (part of Informa Tech) Bio:  Natalia Modjeska is a Research Director at Omdia (part of Informa Tech) where she leads the team...

Minority Voices ‘Filtered’ Out of Google Natural Language Processing Models

 Originally published in United AI, Sept 24, 2021. According to new research, one of the largest Natural Language Processing (NLP) datasets available has been extensively ‘filtered’ to remove black and Hispanic authors, as well as material related to gay...

Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms

 Originally published in IEEE Spectrum, Oct 4, 2021. Imagine you’re a farmer in the northern United States. It’s early spring, and nighttime temperatures are just starting to rise above freezing. You need to fertilize your newly-planted crops,...

The Pandemic is Testing the Limits of Face Recognition

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Sept 28, 2021. Government use of face ID systems exploded during the pandemic—but tying it to critical services has left some people locked out at the moment they needed help the...

How Machine Learning Gave Australia An Edge in the Tokyo Pool

 Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 12, 2021. When Cate Campbell touched the wall ahead of American Abbey Weitzeil in the final leg of the women’s medley relay in Tokyo, it signified the end of...

Twitter AI Bias Contest Shows Beauty Filters Hoodwink the Algorithm

 Originally published in CNET.com, Aug 9, 2021. The service’s algorithm for cropping photos favors people with slimmer, younger faces and lighter skin. A researcher at Switzerland’s EPFL technical university won a $3,500 prize for determining that a...

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