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Fine-tuning Llama-3 to get 90% of GPT-4’s performance at a fraction of the cost

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Published: 2024-07-12T00:00:00



Hugging Face - Blog

SmolLM - blazingly fast and remarkably powerful

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Published: 2024-07-16T00:00:00



Hugging Face - Blog

How NuminaMath Won the 1st AIMO Progress Prize

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Published: 2024-07-11T00:00:00



NVIDIA Blog

Decoding How AI-Powered Upscaling on NVIDIA RTX Improves Video Quality

Video is everywhere nearly 80% of internet bandwidth today is used to stream video from content providers and social networks. Editor’s note: This post is part of the AI Decoded series, which demystifies AI by making the technology more accessible,...

Published: 2024-07-17T13:00:58



NVIDIA Blog

Next-Gen Video Editing: Wondershare Filmora Adds NVIDIA RTX Video HDR Support, RTX-Accelerated AI Features

Wondershare Filmora a video editing app with AI-powered tools now supports NVIDIA RTX Video HDR, joining editing software like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and Cyberlink PowerDirector. Editor’s note: This post is part of our In the NVIDIA ...

Published: 2024-07-16T13:00:19



NVIDIA Blog

Mile-High AI: NVIDIA Research to Present Advancements in Simulation and Gen AI at SIGGRAPH

NVIDIA is taking an array of advancements in rendering, simulation and generative AI to SIGGRAPH 2024, the premier computer graphics conference, which will take place July 28 – Aug. 1 in Denver. More than 20 papers from NVIDIA Research introduc...

Published: 2024-07-12T13:00:28



NVIDIA Blog

Japan Enhances AI Sovereignty With Advanced ABCI 3.0 Supercomputer

Enhancing Japan’s AI sovereignty and strengthening its research and development capabilities, Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) will integrate thousands of NVIDIA H200 Tensor Core GPUs into its AI Bridgin...

Published: 2024-07-11T10:00:07



Biz & IT Ars Technica

Trump allies want to “Make America First in AI” with sweeping executive order

After repealing Biden's AI order, draft would create "Manhattan Projects" for military AI. Allies of former President Donald Trump have reportedly drafted a sweeping AI executive order that aims to boost military technology and reduce regulations ... Former US President Donald Trump during a campaign event at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami, Florida, US, on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Allies of former President Donald Trump have reportedly drafted a sweeping AI executive order that aims to boost military technology and reduce regulations on AI development, The Washington Post reported. The plan, which includes a section titled "Ma...

Published: 2024-07-17T14:44:26



Biz & IT Ars Technica

Rite Aid says breach exposes sensitive details of 2.2 million customers

Stolen data includes customer names, addresses, birth dates, and driver's license numbers. Rite Aid, the third biggest US drug store chain, said that more than 2.2 million of its customers have been swept into a data breach that stole personal inf... Rite Aid logo displayed at one of its stores. Rite Aid, the third biggest US drug store chain, said that more than 2.2 million of its customers have been swept into a data breach that stole personal information, including driver's license numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. The company said ...

Published: 2024-07-16T22:09:58



Biz & IT Ars Technica

Former OpenAI researcher’s new company will teach you how to build an LLM

Karpathy's Eureka Labs will pair human-made curriculum with an AI-powered assistant. On Tuesday, former OpenAI researcher Andrej Karpathy announced the formation of a new AI learning platform called Eureka Labs. The venture aims to create an "AI n... File photo of children in a classroom listening to a robot. On Tuesday, former OpenAI researcher Andrej Karpathy announced the formation of a new AI learning platform called Eureka Labs. The venture aims to create an "AI native" educational experience, with its first offering focused on teaching students how ...

Published: 2024-07-16T21:40:10



Biz & IT Ars Technica

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott thinks LLM “scaling laws” will hold despite criticism

Will LLMs keep improving if we throw more compute at them? OpenAI dealmaker thinks so. During an interview with Sequoia Capital's Training Data podcast published last Tuesday, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott doubled down on his belief that so-called lar... Kevin Scott, CTO and EVP of AI at Microsoft speaks onstage during Vox Media's 2023 Code Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on September 27, 2023 in Dana Point, California. During an interview with Sequoia Capital's Training Data podcast published last Tuesday, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott doubled down on his belief that so-called large language model (LLM) "scaling laws" will continue to drive AI progress, despite some sk...

Published: 2024-07-15T17:03:03



Biz & IT Ars Technica

OpenAI reportedly nears breakthrough with “reasoning” AI, reveals progress framework

Five-level AI classification system probably best seen as a marketing exercise. OpenAI recently unveiled a five-tier system to gauge its advancement toward developing artificial general intelligence (AGI), according to an OpenAI spokesperson who s... Illustration of a robot with many arms. OpenAI recently unveiled a five-tier system to gauge its advancement toward developing artificial general intelligence (AGI), according to an OpenAI spokesperson who spoke with Bloomberg. The company shared this new classification system on Tuesday w...

Published: 2024-07-12T21:58:05



Biz & IT Ars Technica

First “Miss AI” contest sparks ire for pushing unrealistic beauty standards

Influencer platform's controversial contest awarded prizes to three nonexistent people. An influencer platform called Fanvue recently announced the results of its first "Miss AI" pageant, which sought to judge AI-generated social media influencers... An AI-generated image of An influencer platform called Fanvue recently announced the results of its first "Miss AI" pageant, which sought to judge AI-generated social media influencers and also doubled as a convenient publicity stunt. The "winner" is a fictional Instagram in...

Published: 2024-07-11T21:45:20



Biz & IT Ars Technica

Intuit’s AI gamble: Mass layoff of 1,800 paired with hiring spree

Intuit CEO: "Companies that aren’t prepared to take advantage of [AI] will fall behind." On Wednesday, Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi announced in a letter to the company that it would be laying off 1,800 employees about 10 percent of its workforce of ... Signage for financial software company Intuit at the company's headquarters in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. On Wednesday, Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi announced in a letter to the company that it would be laying off 1,800 employees about 10 percent of its workforce of around 18,000 while simultaneously planning to hire the same number of new workers as part o...

Published: 2024-07-11T15:37:36



The Verge - Apps Posts

The app that promised to use AI to weed out daters with STIs has been shut down

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Published: 2024-07-16T15:12:43



The Verge - Apps Posts

YouTube Music tests AI playlists tailored to what you want to hear

Gibby says YouTube Music is also rolling... Continue reading… ...

Published: 2024-07-15T16:02:47



DailyAI

Hacktivists steal Disney data, citing AI-related data acquisition as a motive

Walt Disney Co. has fallen victim to a massive data breach inflicted by hacktivists and motivated by AI-related reasons. As first reported by the WSJ, the hacker group called NullBulge allegedly obtained and leaked over one terabyte of data from Disn...

Published: 2024-07-17T12:13:13



DailyAI

Trump allies preparing “Make America First in AI” framework

If Donald Trump is successful in his bid for the US presidency it could significantly impact the country’s policies on AI development. A group of Trump allies is preparing a framework that Trump could issue as an executive order which would see a rol...

Published: 2024-07-17T09:49:28



DailyAI

Brain imaging study uses AI to reveal neural patterns for sex and gender in children

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have uncovered new insights into how sex and gender are represented in children’s brains. The study, published in Science Advances, contributes to deb...

Published: 2024-07-16T18:45:30



DailyAI

Tech companies like Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Apple trade trust for data and talent

In the mad dash to dominate the AI industry, tech giants are pushing ethical boundaries and testing the limits of public trust. A pattern of recent revelations raises alarm bells about data privacy, fair competition, and the concentration of power a...

Published: 2024-07-16T16:37:30



DailyAI

YouTube Music, Deezer test AI playlists and search functionality

YouTube Music and Deezer are beta testing and rolling out new AI features to make it easier to find music on their music streaming platforms. Music streaming services rely on your search activity, feedback, and listening history to get a better idea ...

Published: 2024-07-16T13:40:27



DailyAI

Tech company cancels AI workers’ rights after pushback

HR software company Lattice, founded by Sam Altman’s brother Jack Altman, became the first to give digital workers official employee records but canceled the move just 3 days later. Lattice CEO Sarah Franklin announced on LinkedIn that Lattice “made ...

Published: 2024-07-15T10:08:23



DailyAI

AI model performance: Is it reasoning or simply reciting?

When ChatGPT gives you the right answer to your prompt, does it reason through the request or simply remember the answer from its training data? MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers designed a series...

Published: 2024-07-14T14:53:31



DailyAI

NATO releases a revised AI strategy to combat threats

NATO has released a revised AI strategy to promote the responsible use of AI in defense applications and to combat threats from AI-enabled adversaries. NATO’s updated strategy is an indication of how quickly AI in defense is moving from novelty to br...

Published: 2024-07-12T11:38:06



DailyAI

DAI#47 AI writes jokes, flags fibs, and beats bugs

Welcome to our weekly roundup of human-assembled AI news. This week AI got into writing jokes and spotting fibs. A Chinese real-time model beat GPT-4o. And OpenAI opened up when it should have closed. Let’s dig in. OpenAI hacked OpenAI has been crit...

Published: 2024-07-12T05:00:47



Artificial intelligence MIT Technology Review

A short history of AI, and what it is (and isn’t)

This story originally appeared in The Algorithm, our weekly newsletter on AI. To get stories like this in your inbox first, sign up here. It’s the simplest questions that are often the hardest to answer. That applies to AI, too. Even though it’s a te...

Published: 2024-07-16T10:23:55



Artificial intelligence MIT Technology Review

AI can make you more creative but it has limits

Generative AI models have made it simpler and quicker to produce everything from text passages and images to video clips and audio tracks. Texts and media that might have taken years for humans to create can now be generated in seconds. But while AI’...

Published: 2024-07-12T18:00:00



Artificial intelligence MIT Technology Review

Robot-packed meals are coming to the frozen-food aisle

Advances in artificial intelligence are coming to your freezer, in the form of robot-assembled prepared meals.  Chef Robotics, a San Francisco based startup, has launched a system of AI-powered robotic arms that can be quickly programmed with a ...

Published: 2024-07-11T16:00:00



Artificial intelligence MIT Technology Review

AI is poised to automate today’s most mundane manual warehouse task

Before almost any item reaches your door, it traverses the global supply chain on a pallet. More than 2 billion pallets are in circulation in the United States alone, and $400 billion worth of goods are exported on them annually. However, loading box...

Published: 2024-07-11T13:00:00



Technology

World's fastest brick-laying construction robot lands on American shores

A robotic truck equipped with a 105-ft (32-m) telescopic boom arm has just journeyed from Australia to Florida. Now the construction robot will get busy churning out up to 10 houses in a bid to become the employee of choice for building entire commun... The Hadrian X can grip construction blocks weighing up to 99 pounds (45 kg)

Published: 2024-07-16T11:07:00



AI Archives - SD Times

Miro launches AI-based idea generation platform Intelligent Canvas

The visual collaboration company Miro has announced the launch of Intelligent Canvas, an AI-based idea generation platform. “Miro’s Intelligent Canvas is built to support business processes well beyond the brainstorming phase,” Jeff Chow, CPTO of Mi...

Published: 2024-07-17T17:37:11



AI Archives - SD Times

The impact of AI regulation on R&D

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to maintain its prevalence in business, with the latest analyst figures projecting the economic impact of AI to have reached between $2.6 trillion and $4.4 trillion annually. However, advances in the developmen...

Published: 2024-07-12T20:04:15



Blog

Tips for Effectively Training Your Machine Learning Models

In machine learning projects, achieving optimal model performance requires paying attention to various steps in the training process. But before focusing on the technical aspects of model training, it is important to define the problem, understand th...

Published: 2024-07-15T10:00:20



AWS Machine Learning Blog

How Deloitte Italy built a digital payments fraud detection solution using quantum machine learning and Amazon Braket

As digital commerce expands, fraud detection has become critical in protecting businesses and consumers engaging in online transactions. Implementing machine learning (ML) algorithms enables real-time analysis of high-volume transactional data to rap In the last epoch, the loss was 0.0119 and the validation loss was 0.0051. The following table summarizes the mapping between various threshold values and the precision for the classic neural network model. Class Threshold=0.65 ...

Published: 2024-07-17T16:58:16



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Amazon SageMaker unveils the Cohere Command R fine-tuning model

AWS announced the availability of the Cohere Command R fine-tuning model on Amazon SageMaker. This latest addition to the SageMaker suite of machine learning (ML) capabilities empowers enterprises to harness the power of large language models (LLMs) AWS announced the availability of the Cohere Command R fine-tuning model on Amazon SageMaker. This latest addition to the SageMaker suite of machine learning (ML) capabilities empowers enterprises to harness the power of large language models (LLMs) ...

Published: 2024-07-17T16:49:00



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Derive meaningful and actionable operational insights from AWS Using Amazon Q Business

As a customer, you rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise to be available and understand your specific environment and operations. Today, you might implement manual processes to summarize lessons learned, obtain recommendations, or expedite the As a customer, you rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise to be available and understand your specific environment and operations. Today, you might implement manual processes to summarize lessons learned, obtain recommendations, or expedite the ...

Published: 2024-07-17T16:36:45



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Accelerate your generative AI distributed training workloads with the NVIDIA NeMo Framework on Amazon EKS

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), training large language models (LLMs) poses significant challenges. These models often require enormous computational resources and sophisticated infrastructure to handle the vast Create a 1.2 TB Persistent_2 FSx for Lustre file system from the FSx for Lustre console in the same Availability Zone as your compute instances (FSX_SUBNET_ID), VPC of Amazon EKS (VPC_ID), and the security group you created (SECURITY_GROUP_ID...

Published: 2024-07-16T19:56:18



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Governing the ML lifecycle at scale, Part 2: Multi-account foundations

Your multi-account strategy is the core of your foundational environment on AWS. Design decisions around your multi-account environment are critical for operating securely at scale. Grouping your workloads strategically into multiple AWS accounts ena Your multi-account strategy is the core of your foundational environment on AWS. Design decisions around your multi-account environment are critical for operating securely at scale. Grouping your workloads strategically into multiple AWS accounts ena...

Published: 2024-07-16T17:18:54



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Video auto-dubbing using Amazon Translate, Amazon Bedrock, and Amazon Polly

This post is co-written with MagellanTV and Mission Cloud.  Video dubbing, or content localization, is the process of replacing the original spoken language in a video with another language while synchronizing audio and video. Video dubbing has AWS Marketplace. About the Authors Na Yu is a Lead GenAI Solutions Architect at Mission Cloud, specializing in developing ML, MLOps, and GenAI solutions in AWS Cloud and working closely with customers. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Enginee...

Published: 2024-07-15T17:00:24



AWS Machine Learning Blog

How Mixbook used generative AI to offer personalized photo book experiences

Years ago, Mixbook undertook a strategic initiative to transition their operational workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS), a move that has continually yielded significant advantages. This pivotal decision has been instrumental in propelling them tow This post is co-written with Vlad Lebedev and DJ Charles from Mixbook. Mixbook is an award-winning design platform that gives users unrivaled creative freedom to design and share one-of-a-kind stories, transforming the lives of more than six million...

Published: 2024-07-15T16:49:30



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Using Agents for Amazon Bedrock to interactively generate infrastructure as code

In this blog post, we explore how Agents for Amazon Bedrock can be used to generate customized, organization standards-compliant IaC scripts directly from uploaded architecture diagrams. This will help accelerate deployments, reduce errors, and ensur Ebbey Thomas specializes in strategizing and developing custom AWS Landing Zones with a focus on leveraging Generative AI to enhance cloud infrastructure automation. In his role at AWS Professional Services, Ebbey’s expertise is central to arc...

Published: 2024-07-11T16:25:16



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Improve RAG accuracy with fine-tuned embedding models on Amazon SageMaker

This post demonstrates how to use Amazon SageMaker to fine tune a Sentence Transformer embedding model and deploy it with an Amazon SageMaker Endpoint. The code from this post and more examples are available in the GitHub repo. After the deployment is completed, you can find the deployed SageMaker endpoint in the AWS Management Console for SageMaker by choosing the Inference from the navigation pane, and then choosing Endpoints. You have multiple options to invoke yo...

Published: 2024-07-11T16:09:49



AWS Machine Learning Blog

How BRIA AI used distributed training in Amazon SageMaker to train latent diffusion foundation models for commercial use

This post is co-written with Bar Fingerman from BRIA AI. This post explains how BRIA AI trained BRIA AI 2.0, a high-resolution (1024 1024) text-to-image diffusion model, on a dataset comprising petabytes of licensed images quickly and economical . Local file access: Fast file mode provides a local POSIX filesystem interface to data in Amazon S3. This allowed BRIA AI’s data loader to access remote data as if it was local. Packaging files to large containers: Using millions of small image ...

Published: 2024-07-11T15:52:49



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Create custom images for geospatial analysis with Amazon SageMaker Distribution in Amazon SageMaker Studio

This post shows you how to extend Amazon SageMaker Distribution with additional dependencies to create a custom container image tailored for geospatial analysis. Although the example in this post focuses on geospatial data science, the methodology pr A typical processing routine involving raster file loading, clipping to an area of observation, resampling specific bands, and masking clouds among other steps across 134 110x110km Sentinel-2 scenes completes in under 15 minutes, as can be seen in ...

Published: 2024-07-11T15:42:38



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Automating model customization in Amazon Bedrock with AWS Step Functions workflow

Large language models have become indispensable in generating intelligent and nuanced responses across a wide variety of business use cases. However, enterprises often have unique data and use cases that require customizing large language models beyo From the command line, use AWS SAM to deploy the AWS resources for the pattern as specified in the template.yml file: sam deploy --guided Provide the below inputs when prompted: Enter a stack name. Enter us-east-1 or your AWS...

Published: 2024-07-11T15:27:29



AWS Machine Learning Blog

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now supports advanced parsing, chunking, and query reformulation giving greater control of accuracy in RAG based applications

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that helps you implement the entire Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) workflow from ingestion to retrieval and prompt augmentation without having to build custom integrations to data so Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that helps you implement the entire Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) workflow from ingestion to retrieval and prompt augmentation without having to build custom integrations to data so...

Published: 2024-07-11T00:49:02



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

Creating and verifying stable AI-controlled systems in a rigorous and flexible way

Neural network controllers provide complex robots with stability guarantees, paving the way for the safer deployment of autonomous vehicles and industrial machines. Neural networks have made a seismic impact on how engineers design controllers for robots, catalyzing more adaptive and efficient machines. Still, these brain-like machine-learning systems are a double-edged sword: Their complexity makes them powerfu...

Published: 2024-07-17T21:20:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

AI method radically speeds predictions of materials’ thermal properties

The approach could help engineers design more efficient energy-conversion systems and faster microelectronic devices, reducing waste heat. It is estimated that about 70 percent of the energy generated worldwide ends up as waste heat.If scientists could better predict how heat moves through semiconductors and insulators, they could design more efficient power generation systems. However,...

Published: 2024-07-16T16:55:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

How to assess a general-purpose AI model’s reliability before it’s deployed

A new technique enables users to compare several large models and choose the one that works best for their task. Foundation models are massive deep-learning models that have been pretrained on an enormous amount of general-purpose, unlabeled data. They can be applied to a variety of tasks, like generating images or answering customer questions.But these models,...

Published: 2024-07-16T00:00:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

Marking a milestone: Dedication ceremony celebrates the new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building

Members of the MIT community, supporters, and guests commemorate the opening of the new college headquarters. The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing recently marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the completion and inauguration of its new building on Vassar Street with a dedication ceremony.Attended by members of the MIT community,...

Published: 2024-07-12T13:55:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

Reasoning skills of large language models are often overestimated

New CSAIL research highlights how LLMs excel in familiar scenarios but struggle in novel ones, questioning their true reasoning abilities versus reliance on memorization. When it comes to artificial intelligence, appearances can be deceiving. The mystery surrounding the inner workings of large language models (LLMs) stems from their vast size, complex training methods, hard-to-predict behaviors, and elusive interpreta...

Published: 2024-07-11T15:50:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

When to trust an AI model

More accurate uncertainty estimates could help users decide about how and when to use machine-learning models in the real world. Because machine-learning models can give false predictions, researchers often equip them with the ability to tell a user how confident they are about a certain decision. This is especially important in high-stake settings, such as when models are use...

Published: 2024-07-11T14:45:00



MIT News - Artificial intelligence

MIT ARCLab announces winners of inaugural Prize for AI Innovation in Space

The challenge asked teams to develop AI algorithms to track and predict satellites’ patterns of life in orbit using passively collected data Satellite density in Earth’s orbit has increased exponentially in recent years, with lower costs of small satellites allowing governments, researchers, and private companies to launch and operate some 2,877 satellites into orbit in 2023 alone. This i...

Published: 2024-07-11T13:55:00



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

Ant insights lead to robot navigation breakthrough

Have you ever wondered how insects are able to go so far beyond their home and still find their way? The answer to this question is not only relevant to biology but also to making the AI for tiny, autonomous robots. Drone-researchers felt inspired by...

Published: 2024-07-17T16:24:08



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

Chatbot Iris offers students individual support

Researchers have developed the chatbot Iris, which offers informatics students personalized assistance with programming assignments. A study has now confirmed the chatbot's success: Iris improves the understanding of programming concepts and represen...

Published: 2024-07-17T12:00:57



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists develop new artificial intelligence method to create material 'fingerprints'

Researchers have developed a new technique that pairs artificial intelligence and X-ray science....

Published: 2024-07-16T16:51:40



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

AI found to boost individual creativity -- at the expense of less varied content

A new study finds that AI enhances creativity by boosting the novelty of story ideas as well as the 'usefulness' of stories -- their ability to engage the target audience and potential for publication. However, AI was not judged to enhance the work p...

Published: 2024-07-12T22:21:27



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

Learning dance moves could help humanoid robots work better with humans

Engineers have trained a humanoid robot to perform a variety of expressive movements, from simple dance routines to gestures like waving, high-fiving and hugging, all while maintaining a steady gait on diverse terrains. This work marks a step towards...

Published: 2024-07-11T13:21:37



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

How risk-averse are humans when interacting with robots?

How do people like to interact with robots when navigating a crowded environment? And what algorithms should roboticists use to program robots to interact with humans? These are the questions that a team of mechanical engineers and computer scientist...

Published: 2024-07-11T11:15:30



Artificial Intelligence News -- ScienceDaily

AI Chatbots have shown they have an 'empathy gap' that children are likely to miss

Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots have frequently shown signs of an 'empathy gap' that puts young users at risk of distress or harm, raising the urgent need for 'child-safe AI', according to a new study. The research urges developers and policy a...

Published: 2024-07-10T19:54:30



Microsoft Research

Research Focus: Week of July 15, 2024

Advancing time series analysis with multi-granularity guided diffusion model; An algorithm-system co-design for fast, scalable MoE inference; What makes a search metric successful in large-scale settings; learning to solve PDEs without simulated data Welcome to Research Focus, a series of blog posts that highlights notable publications, events, code/datasets, new hires and other milestones from across the research community at Microsoft. NEW RESEARCH MG-TSD: Advancing time series analysis with ...

Published: 2024-07-17T16:00:00



Microsoft Research

Data-driven model improves accuracy in predicting EV battery degradation

Microsoft Research and Nissan Motor Corporation have collaborated to develop a machine learning model that improves the accuracy of predicting EV battery degradation by 80%. Learn how this collaboration supports long-term sustainability goals. The po Figure 5. Atsushi Ohma from Nissan, center, visited Microsoft Research Asia in June 2024 Opens in a new tabThe post Data-driven model improves accuracy in predicting EV battery degradation appeared first on Microsoft Research. ...

Published: 2024-07-16T16:00:00



Microsoft Research

RUBICON: Evaluating conversations between humans and AI systems

RUBICON evaluates AI-driven conversations and improves their quality by learning detailed domain-specific rubrics from minimal data. It gathers insights on AI assistant performance while maintaining user privacy and data security. The post RUBICON: E Figure 4. Two analogous conversations facilitated by the Debugger AI assistant are evaluated against representative rubrics. Software engineers who evaluated the conversations found the one on the left less effective and the one on the right more so...

Published: 2024-07-15T16:00:00



Microsoft Research

Collaborators: Sustainable electronics with Jake Smith and Aniruddh Vashisth

Printed circuit boards are abundant in the stuff we use and in landfills. Researcher Jake Smith and professor Aniruddh Vashisth discuss the development of vitrimer-based PCBs that perform comparably to traditional PCBs but have less environmental imp Show more Opens in a new tabThe post Collaborators: Sustainable electronics with Jake Smith and Aniruddh Vashisth appeared first on Microsoft Research. ...

Published: 2024-07-11T13:00:00



The Register - Software: AI + ML

Anthropic teams up with venture capital firm to kickstart $100M AI startup fund

Recipients of six-digit investments aren t required to use Claude Anthropic is setting up a $100 million fund for AI startups with the help of venture capital firm Menlo Ventures. ...

Published: 2024-07-17T18:45:09



The Register - Software: AI + ML

Fujitsu picks model-maker Cohere as its partner for the rapid LLM-development dance

Will become exclusive route to market for joint projects Fujitsu has made a "significant investment" in Toronto-based Cohere, a developer of large language models and associated tech, and will bring the five-year-old startup's wares to the world. ...

Published: 2024-07-17T05:16:11



The Register - Software: AI + ML

If you think AI labs wouldn't stoop to using scraped YouTube subtitles for training, think again

What next, nutrition labels on cartons? Probably Comment FYI: It's not just Reddit posts, books, articles, webpages, code, music, images, and so forth being used by multi-billion-dollar businesses for training neural networks. AI labs have been teac ...

Published: 2024-07-17T01:42:05



The Register - Software: AI + ML

Gartner nudges down global IT spending growth forecast as 'change fatigue' persists

Meanwhile, software vendors are left paying the GenAI 'tax' as users yet to see value Gartner has nudged down its expected growth in worldwide IT spending for 2024 from 8 percent to 7.5 percent, with the total figure now expected to reach $5.26 trill ...

Published: 2024-07-16T15:43:06



The Register - Software: AI + ML

Your next datacenter could be in the middle of nowhere

Training AI models doesn't need low latency. It needs cheap energy wherever it can be found Feature Port Hedland is a town of just 16,000 people in a hot and dusty corner of northwestern Australia, 1,600 kilometers by road from the nearest substan ...

Published: 2024-07-15T06:25:15



The Register - Software: AI + ML

Honey, I shrunk the LLM! A beginner's guide to quantization and testing it

Just be careful not to shave off too many bits ... These things are known to hallucinate as it is Hands on If you hop on Hugging Face and start browsing through large language models, you'll quickly notice a trend: Most have been trained at 16-bit f ...

Published: 2024-07-14T11:32:06



The Register - Software: AI + ML

White House urged to double check Microsoft isn't funneling AI to China via G42 deal

Windows maker insisted everything will be locked down and secure which given its reputation, uh-oh! Two House committee chairs have sent a public letter to the White House asking it to look into a deal between AI R&D outfit G42 and Microsoft. ...

Published: 2024-07-12T20:22:09



The Register - Software: AI + ML

AMD buys developer Silo AI in bid to match Nvidia's product range

First it comes for market leader's GPUs ... now it's nibbling at software AMD is set to swallow software biz Silo AI for $650 million in a bid to boost its own enterprise AI wares. ...

Published: 2024-07-11T12:04:32



The Register - Software: AI + ML

China's homebrew openKylin OS creates a cut for AI PCs

Devs of OS named for a mythical beast join in the 'local models will will deliver legendary productivity' trope China has jumped on the AI PC bandwagon, with the team behind local OS openKylin creating a cut of its Linux-based software that can run A ...

Published: 2024-07-11T02:29:07



Feed: Artificial Intelligence Latest

OpenAI Touts New AI Safety Research. Critics Say It’s a Good Step, but Not Enough

The company announced a new technique to make the workings of its systems more transparent, but people familiar with OpenAI say more oversight is needed....

Published: 2024-07-17T17:00:00



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The Paris Olympics Will Show Us the Future of Sports on TV

This summer’s Games are going to look bigger and better and louder than ever, thanks to key innovations in the broadcast booth and in the cloud....

Published: 2024-07-17T11:30:00



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RealPage Has Been Accused of Price-Fixing Rents. Now It’s on the Offensive

The software company has pushed back hard against claims that its algorithms helped make rent in the US too damn high. Property owners and managers aren't entirely convinced....

Published: 2024-07-17T11:01:50



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Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic Used Thousands of Swiped YouTube Videos to Train AI

Creators claim their videos were used without their knowledge....

Published: 2024-07-16T12:00:00



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Everything You See Is a Computational Process, If You Know How to Look

Computer scientist Lance Fortnow writes that by embracing the computations that surround us, we can begin to understand and tame our seemingly random world....

Published: 2024-07-14T11:00:00



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Google DeepMind's Chatbot-Powered Robot Is Part of a Bigger Revolution

Robotics researchers are exploring how large language models can give physical machines more smarts....

Published: 2024-07-11T21:37:37



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OpenAI Is Testing Its Powers of Persuasion

Sam Altman is touting AI’s ability to sway people's behavior. His company is also wrestling with the risks....

Published: 2024-07-11T16:00:00



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AI's Energy Demands Are Out of Control. Welcome to the Internet's Hyper-Consumption Era

Generative artificial intelligence tools, now part of the everyday user experience online, are causing stress on local power grids and mass water evaporation....

Published: 2024-07-11T10:30:00








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