U.S. Lax on Face Recognition
A U.S. government watchdog agency called for stronger face recognition protocols for federal agencies.What’s new: An audit of federal agencies by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that, while many employ face recognition, they may not know
Transformers: Smarter Than You Think
The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others.
Gamers looking to cheat in first-person shooters can’t miss with AI-assisted marksmanship. What’s new: A video-game hack uses computer vision to blast virtual enemies at superhuman speed, Ars Technica reported.
Meet the New Smart-Cities Champ
Chinese researchers for the first time swept a competition to develop AI systems that monitor urban traffic. What’s new: Chinese universities and companies won first and second place in all five categories of the 2021 AI City Challenge,
Face Recognition Audit, Gamers Cheat with AI, Who Rules the Smart City?, Language Learning Generalizes to Other Domains
In earlier letters, I discussed some differences between developing traditional software and AI products, including the challenges of unclear technical feasibility, complex product specification, and need for data to start development.