Prelude to a Quake?
Geologists call them slow slips: deep, low-frequency earthquakes that can last a month but have little effect on the surface. A model trained to predict such events could help with forecasting potentially catastrophic quakes.
Putting Text Generators on a Leash
Despite dramatic recent progress, natural language generation remains an iffy proposition. Even users of the muscular GPT-2 text generator have to press the button a number of times to get sensible output. But researchers are
Amazon Prepares for a Crackdown
Amazon is writing what it hopes will become U.S. law governing use of face recognition technology.What happened: At a press event announcing new features for Amazon’s
Nothing but (Neural) Net
Basketball coaches often sketch plays on a whiteboard to help players get the ball through the net. A new AI model predicts how opponents would respond to these tactics.What’s new: A team of researchers in Taiwan trained a conditional
A number of countries restrict commercial use of personal data without consent unless they’re fully anonymized. A new paper proposes a way to anonymize images of faces, purportedly without degrading their usefulness in
A leaked paper from Google’s quantum computing lab claims “supremacy” over conventional computers.What’s new: The U.S. space agency NASA, whose scientists are collaborating
Google Achieves Quantum Supremacy, Amazon Aims To Sway Lawmakers, AI Predicts Basketball Plays, Face Detector
Thinking about the future of machine learning programming frameworks, I recently reread computer scientist Fred Brooks’ classic essay, “No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering.” Three decades after