IP for AI
The number of patents issued for deep learning has doubled every year since 2013.What’s new: Inventor, engineer, and lawyer Nick Brestoff tracks deep learning patents. He detailed his findings in a blog on InsideBigData and
Different Skills From Different Demos
Reinforcement learning trains models by trial and error. In batch reinforcement learning (BRL), models learn by observing many demonstrations by a variety of actors. For instance, a robot might learn how to
Competition or Cooperation?
Some politicians view international competition in AI as an arms race. That mindset could lead to escalating conflict, experts said.What’s new: If global powers like the U.S. and China adopt a winner-take-all
Inside AI’s Muppet Empire
As language models show increasing power, a parallel trend has received less notice: The vogue for naming models after characters in the children’s TV show Sesame Street.
More and more companies are developing machine learning models for internal use. But many are still struggling to bridge the gap to practical deployments.What’s new: Many companies haven’t figured out how to realize their AI
Companies Slipping on AI Goals, Self Training for Better Vision, Muppets and Models, China Vs US?, Only the Best
I’ve been reflecting on the NeurIPS 2019 conference, which ended on Saturday. It’s always a wonderful event, but this year I found it a bittersweet experience. Bitter because the conference has grown so much that we no longer focus on a handful of ideas.