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  • How AI Training Scales
    by OpenAI on December 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    We've discovered that the gradient noise scale, a simple statistical metric, predicts the parallelizability of neural network training. […]

  • Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning now supports early stopping of training jobs
    by Huibin Shen on December 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    In June 2018, we launched Amazon SageMaker Automatic Model Tuning, a feature that automatically finds well-performing hyperparameters to train a machine learning model with. Unlike model parameters learned during training, hyperparameters are set before the learning process begins. A typical example of the use of hyperparameters is the learning rate of stochastic gradient procedures. Using […]

  • Technologist Vivienne Ming: 'AI is a human right'
    by Ian Sample Science editor on December 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Entrepreneur says Silicon Valley has inequality problem as it puts too much trust in young, white menThere is a surefire way to make Vivienne Ming flinch. It is a reaction she has to the bullish claims that big tech firms like to make. As federal investigations hit Facebook and global protests plague Google, the mantra remains. Artificial intelligence will make all our lives better. Poverty, mental health, climate change, inequality? All can be solved with AI.As a Silicon Valley technologist, entrepreneur and theoretical neuroscientist, Ming might easily have fallen under the same spell as her tech firm counterparts. She is a firm believer that AI will become an ever more powerful tool, after all. And what could be more west coast than a Human Potential Maximiser? Continue reading... […]

  • Build a serverless Twitter reader using AWS Fargate
    by Raja Mani on December 6, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    In a previous post, Ben Snively and Viral Desai showed us how to build a social media dashboard using serverless technology. The social media dashboard reads tweets with the #AWS hashtag, uses machine learning based services to do translation, and natural language processing (NLP) to determine topics, entities, and sentiment analysis. Finally, it aggregates this […]

  • Quantifying Generalization in Reinforcement Learning
    by OpenAI on December 6, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    We’re releasing a new training environment, CoinRun, that precisely quantifies an agent’s ability to transfer its experience to novel test environments. […]

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