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Every week, my team at Invector Labs publishes a newsletter to track the most recent developments in AI research and technology. You can find this week’s issue below. You can sign up for it below. Please do so, our guys worked really hard on this:

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From the Editor: AI is a Race Between The United States and China but What About the Rest of the World

The artificial intelligence(AI) movement is regularly compared to the industrial revolution as one of those massive leaps forward that unlocked new levels of prosperity for many nations. However, is not often mentioned that the industrial revolution created a 150 year gap between the nations that industrialized and the ones that didn’t. If that gap was created when machines replaced hard labor, what would happen when they replace intellectual work?

It is commonly known that the United States and China dominate the AI race but how big is the gap with the rest of the world? This week, the Center for Data Innovation released a very complete report that quantifies the progress in AI in three main regions: The United States(US), China and Europe(EU). Based on the report, the US clearly dominates areas such as research, talent and development with China closing in fast. Despite the depth in talent and a long tradition of AI research excellence, Europe has fallen behind the US and China and the gap has been widening in recent years. If the industrial revolution divided the world between industrialized and non-industrialized nations, the AI revolution might create a gap between the US and China and the rest of the world.

Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:

AI Research

OpenAI published a research paper proposing a method that assess whether a neural network can stay reliable against adversarial attacks not seen during training.

>Read more in this blog post from OpenAI

Staying with OpenAI, the research firm announced the released of its controversial GPT-2 language model that was able to generate credible news reports. The released was accompanied by a report about the social impact of the model and a legal framework for its usage.

>Read more in this blog post from OpenAI

Microsoft published an overview of their sponsored First TextWorld competition to advance natural language AI research.

>Read more in this blog post from Microsoft Research

Cool AI Tech Releases

Facebook unveiled Oculus Insight, the AI framework powering many of the capabilities behind the Oculus Quest and Rift devices.

>Read more in this blog post from Facebook AI Research

Alphabet’s subsidiary DeepMind released a new podcast that discussed insights about its fascinating AI projects.

>Read the introduction to the podcast by the DeepMind team

Google open sourced MediaPipe, a new machine learning pipeline for hand tracking and gesture recognition which can be used in virtual reality environments.

>Read more in this blog post from Google AI Research

AI in the Real World

The war for AI talent continues escalating. Microsoft just announced that is hiring Bill Stasior, the former lead of the Siri team at Apple, to head up an AI group.

>Read more in this article from VentureBeat

Intel unveiled SpringHill, a new chip that uses AI natively and is optimized for large computing centers.

>Read more in this coverage from Reuters

The Center for Data Innovation released a comprehensive report quantifying the AI race between the United States, China and Europe.

>Read the complete report from the Center for Data Innovation

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CEO of IntoTheBlock, Chief Scientist at Invector Labs, Guest lecturer at Columbia University, Angel Investor, Author, Speaker.

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