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  • Newstag improves global video news discoverability using AI language services on AWS
    by Woo Kim on February 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Swedish startup Newstag uses artificial intelligence (AI) to allow customers to create personalized video news channels from major global news providers. Their mission is to continuously empower people and organizations with the latest, diverse information. To increase discoverability of video news from all around the world for their customers, Newstag creates rich metadata for each […]

  • Run ONNX models with Amazon Elastic Inference
    by Roshani Nagmote on February 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced Amazon Elastic Inference (EI), a new service that lets you attach just the right amount of GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance. This is also available for Amazon SageMaker notebook instances and endpoints, bringing acceleration to built-in algorithms and to deep learning environments. In this blog post, I […]

  • Machine learning: What’s in it for government?
    by Maysam Ali on February 19, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Machine learning (ML) allows governments to deliver better, more cost-effective, and citizen-friendly services. We talked with three Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers from government authorities and institutes who shared their stories about how ML helped them transform their services and their organizations. These customers gathered at an executive learning track curated particularly for European Government […]

  • AI Safety Needs Social Scientists
    by OpenAI on February 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    We've written a paper arguing that long-term AI safety research needs social scientists to ensure AI alignment algorithms succeed when actual humans are involved. […]

  • Wake up, humanity! A hi-tech dystopian future is not inevitable | Steven Poole
    by Steven Poole on February 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    As Airbus’s cancelled superjumbo shows, technological progress is not compulsory – we can choose to call a halt When is the future no longer the future? Only a decade ago, air travel seemed to be moving ineluctably towards giant planes, or “superjumbos”. But last week Airbus announced it will cease manufacturing its A380, the world’s fattest passenger jet, as current trends favour smaller and more fuel-efficient craft. Progress changed course. A more vivid reminder of lost dreams will come in a few weeks: 2 March marks the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of Concorde. Once upon a time, all aviation was going to be supersonic. But sometimes, the future is cancelled.What if what we think is going to be the future right now is cancelled in its turn? We are supposedly on an unstoppable path towards driverless vehicles, fully automated internet-connected “smart homes”, and godlike artificial intelligence – but, then, we’ve been promised flying cars for half a century, and they are still (allegedly) just around the corner. We live in a time when technological change is portrayed as an inexorable, impersonal force: we’d better learn how to surf the tsunami or drown. But as a society, we always have a choice about which direction we take next. And sometimes we make the wrong decision.Technology isn’t just something that happens to us; it’s something we can decide to build and to use, or not Related: Facebook is out of control and politicians have no idea what to do | Simon Jenkins Continue reading... […]

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