Special #BeADeepLearner Issue! How to Learn, How to Get a Job, How to Keep Up, How to Break In From a Disadvantaged Background
Every day, I’m inspired by the efforts of you who take our courses, gain technical skills, find jobs, or build things that I never would have imagined. To each one of you who is learning about and building AI, thank you.
Recognizing Weapons, Reducing Garbage, Predicting Regime Change, Learning With Less Memory
Dear friends, AI continues to create numerous exciting career opportunities, and I know that many of you aim to develop a career in the field. While taking online courses in technical topics is an important step, being an AI professional requires more
Failing AI 101, Google's Robot Workforce, AI Against High Taxes, Ethics for Automated Armies
One rule I try to live by is to not surprise my collaborators. During a project, for example, a deadline may slip, or a customer may drop out. If I can foresee such risks, l let my collaborators know about major things that could go wrong so
Hopes for 2022 from Alexei Efros, Abeba Birhane, Yoav Shoham, Chip Huyen, Matt Zeiler, Wolfram Burgard, Yale Song
As we approach the end of the year, many of us consider setting goals for next year. I wrote about setting learning goals in a previous letter. In this one, I’d like to share a framework that I’ve found useful: process goals versus outcome goals.
Top AI Stories of 2021: Transformers Take Over, Models Balloon, Multimodal AI Takes Off, Governments Crack Down
As we approach the end of 2021, you may be winding down work and gearing up for the winter holiday. I’m looking forward to taking a break from work and hope you are too.
The Batch: TikTok's Recommender Revealed, DeepMind's Not-So-Large Language Models, Neural Troll Trap, Recognizing Rotations
Dear friends, We just wrapped up the Data-Centric AI Workshop at the NeurIPS 2021 conference. It was packed with information about how to engineer data for AI
AI Matches Patients to Drugs, Robots Crawl Sewers, New Voices for Atypical Speech, Graph Neural Networks Go Deep
Dear friends, I’ve seen many new technologies go through a predictable process on their journey from idea to large scale adoption. First, a handful of experts apply their ideas intuitively. For example, 15 years
Surveillance State In the Making?, Robot Fry Cook, U.S. AI Strategy, A Chatbot For Long Talks
ear friends, I’m grateful to the AI community for the friendships it has brought me and the benefits it has brought to billions of people. But members of the AI community
Has AI Become Unaffordable?, Covid Confounds Price Prediction, Face Recognition Algorithms Are Not Equal, This Chatbot Knows How To Google
Dear friends, The physical world is full of unique details that differ from place to place, person to person, and item to item. In contrast, the world of software is built on abstractions that make for relatively uniform coding environments and user
The Batch: GPT-3 For All, DeepMind's Goldmine, Facebook Unfriends Face Recognition, Empowering Robots To Find What They Need
Dear friends, On Monday, Landing AI (where I’m CEO) announced the close of a $57 million Series A funding round. The investment enables the company to continue building its data-centric MLOps platform for computer vision, with a focus on manufacturing visual inspection.
The Batch: Facebook's Algorithm Revealed, Google's Mobile AI Chip Unveiled, Art Forgeries Exposed, How Algorithms Understand Video
Dear friends, Years ago, whenever I had to do something boring or unpleasant — such as drive to work or go for a run — I used to listen to music to provide a distraction. Although I still appreciate music, as I got older I decided to cut out distractions.
The Batch: Halloween Special! Monsters of AI Including Tech Giants, Explosive Drones, Surveillance Democracies, Foundation Models
On Halloween, the veil lifts between the spirit and AI worlds, allowing the two to pass through one another. The resulting paranormal — or, as AI practitioners call it, paragaussian — phenomena raise questions like these:
The Batch: Regulating AI, Where the MLEs Are, Real-Time Voice Replacement, Robot Painter
Dear friends, In June, I announced the first Data-centric AI Competition. The deadline for submissions was in early September, and today I’m thrilled to announce the winners!A total of 489 individuals and
AI Has a Web Problem, Google Goes Multimodal, Unfinished Symphony Completed, Transformers Get Faster Still
I’ve seen many friends transition from an academic or research role to a corporate role. The most successful ones adjusted to corporate work by shifting their mindset in a few crucial ways.
Facebook on the Ropes, Tesla Tracks Driver Safety, Amazon Unleashes Guard Bot, Recognizing Outliers
The image below shows two photos of the same gear taken under different conditions. From the point of view of a computer-vision algorithm — as well as the human eye — the imaging setup that produced the picture on the right makes