Job Growth in Machine Learning, Amazon's AI-Driven Clothing Store, Transformers for Robot Vision, Hiring Algorithms Under Scrutiny
Jan 26,2022

Job Growth in Machine Learning, Amazon's AI-Driven Clothing Store, Transformers for Robot Vision, Hiring Algorithms Under Scrutiny

If you want to build a career in AI, it’s no longer necessary to be located in one of a few tech hubs such as Silicon Valley or Beijing. Tech hubs are emerging in many parts of the world, and cities large and small offer opportunities both for

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Special #BeADeepLearner Issue! How to Learn, How to Get a Job, How to Keep Up, How to Break In From a Disadvantaged Background
Jan 19, 2022

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.

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Recognizing Weapons, Reducing Garbage, Predicting Regime Change, Learning With Less Memory
Jan 12, 2022

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

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Failing AI 101, Google's Robot Workforce, AI Against High Taxes, Ethics for Automated Armies
Jan 05, 2022

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

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Hopes for 2022 from Alexei Efros, Abeba Birhane, Yoav Shoham, Chip Huyen, Matt Zeiler, Wolfram Burgard, Yale Song
Dec 29, 2021

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.

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Top AI Stories of 2021: Transformers Take Over, Models Balloon, Multimodal AI Takes Off, Governments Crack Down
Dec 22, 2021

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.

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The Batch: TikTok's Recommender Revealed, DeepMind's Not-So-Large Language Models, Neural Troll Trap, Recognizing Rotations
Dec 15,2021

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

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AI Matches Patients to Drugs, Robots Crawl Sewers, New Voices for Atypical Speech, Graph Neural Networks Go Deep
Dec 01,2021

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

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Surveillance State In the Making?, Robot Fry Cook, U.S. AI Strategy, A Chatbot For Long Talks
Nov 24, 2021

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

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Has AI Become Unaffordable?, Covid Confounds Price Prediction, Face Recognition Algorithms Are Not Equal, This Chatbot Knows How To Google
Nov 17, 2021

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

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The Batch: GPT-3 For All, DeepMind's Goldmine, Facebook Unfriends Face Recognition, Empowering Robots To Find What They Need
Nov 10, 2021

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.

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The Batch: Facebook's Algorithm Revealed, Google's Mobile AI Chip Unveiled, Art Forgeries Exposed, How Algorithms Understand Video
Nov 03, 2021

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.

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The Batch: Halloween Special! Monsters of AI Including Tech Giants, Explosive Drones, Surveillance Democracies, Foundation Models
Oct 27, 2021

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:

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The Batch: Regulating AI, Where the MLEs Are, Real-Time Voice Replacement, Robot Painter
Oct 20, 2021

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

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AI Has a Web Problem, Google Goes Multimodal, Unfinished Symphony Completed, Transformers Get Faster Still
Oct 13, 2021

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.

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