Jun 08, 2022

5 Posts

Graph US Three-month treasury bill secondary market interest rate, discount basis
Jun 08, 2022

Top 100 AI Startups, Inside the Mind of DALL·E 2, Child Welfare Officials Drop AI, Fresh Images From Cellular Automata

Last week, I wrote about how rising interest rates are likely to lead investors and other finance professionals to focus on short-term returns rather than longer-term investments. Nonetheless, I believe this is still a good time to invest in long-

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Standout Startups
Jun 08, 2022

Standout Startups

AI startups are creating high value across a wide variety of industries.What’s new: CB Insights, which tracks tech startups, published the latest edition of the AI 100, its annual list of 100 notable AI startups. The list includes

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DALL·E 2’s Emergent Vocabulary
Jun 08, 2022

DALL·E 2’s Emergent Vocabulary

OpenAI’s text-to-image generator DALL·E 2 produces pictures with uncanny creativity on demand. Has it invented its own language as well?What’s new: Ask DALL·E 2 to generate an image that includes text, and often its

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Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI
Jun 08, 2022

Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI

Officials in charge of protecting children stopped using a machine learning model designed to help them make decisions in difficult cases.What’s new: The U.S. state of Oregon halted its use of an algorithm intended to

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Tech Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art
Jun 08, 2022

Tech Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art

The computational systems known as cellular automata reproduce patterns of pixels by iteratively applying simple rules based loosely on the behavior of biological cells. New work extends their utility from reproducing images to

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