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Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars
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A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables
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100+ Open Audio and Video Datasets

 Originally posted to Twine.net, July 30, 2021. At Twine, we specialize in helping AI companies create high-quality custom audio and video AI datasets. During conversations with clients, we often get asked if there are any off-the-shelf audio and video datasets we would recommend, for testing and for them to use as a point of comparison with

Training Self-Driving Cars for $1 An Hour

 Originally published in RestoftheWorld.org, Aug 3, 2021. To master the roads, autonomous vehicles need lots of data. Workers everywhere from Kenya to Venezuela are providing it. Every day for over four years, Ramses woke up in his...

“Doing AI” Is a Mistake that Detracts from Real Problem-Solving

  A note from Executive Editor Eric Siegel: Richard Heimann’s forthcoming book, Doing AI, takes on the problems with “AI” as a brand with a style so crisp, clear, and unique, it just pops off the page....

Why Schools Need to Abandon Facial Recognition, Not Double Down On It

 Originally published in Fast Company, July 23, 2021. With the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions and the end of summer quickly approaching, schools are preparing to welcome students back into their classrooms for in-person learning. With that transition...

Elon Musk Just Now Realizing That Self-Driving Cars are a ‘Hard Problem’

 Originally published in The Verge, July 5, 2021: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is finally admitting that he underestimated how difficult it is to develop a safe and reliable self-driving car. To which the entire engineering community rose...

Tencent Uses Facial Recognition to Ban Kids Gaming Past Bedtime

 Originally published in Bloomberg, July 8, 2021. In the latest bid to curb video-game addiction in China, tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. has launched a facial recognition system to stop minors gaming into the night. The initiative will prevent...

GitHub and OpenAI Launch a New AI Tool That Generates its Own Code

 Originally published in The Verge, June 29, 2021. GitHub and OpenAI have launched a technical preview of a new AI tool called Copilot, which lives inside the Visual Studio Code editor and autocompletes code snippets. Copilot does more...

LinkedIn’s Job-Matching AI Was Biased. The Company’s Solution? More AI

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, June 23, 2021. ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn—most of the world’s biggest job search sites use AI to match people with job openings. But the algorithms don’t always play fair. Years ago, LinkedIn...

South Florida Cops Used Facial Recognition in ‘Horrifying’ Scheme to Target Peaceful Protesters: Newspaper

 Originally published in Raw Story, June 26, 2021. During the George Floyd protests in South Florida, facial-recognition technology was deployed to identify protesters — who had committed no crimes – by the Broward County sheriff, and the...

8 Lessons from 20 Years of Hype Cycles

 Originally published in LinkedIn, Dec 7, 2016 As a VC at Icon Ventures and a twenty year veteran of productizing and marketing high tech for VMware, Netscape and others, I’ve always been fascinated by how new technologies...

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