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From the Editor: The Agent57 Milestone

Games are often seen as a great benchmark to evaluate the ability of artificial intelligence(AI) algorithms to generalize knowledge. From the different data environments that we can create, games come the closest to resemble real world environments. Game environments present challenges for AI models such as exploration-exploitation, operating under uncertainty and many others. However, the fundamental challenge remains for AI models to generalize skills across different games.

Among the game benchmarks in the market, Atari57 has been notorious for its difficulty. The benchmark includes 57 Atari games with tasks that require different skills. Until recently, no single AI agent was able to solve all games. A few days ago, AI powerhouse DeepMind unveiled Agent57, a reinforcement learning agent that surpass human performance across all Atari57 games. Agent57 represents a very important milestone in the deep learning space showing remarkable abilities to generalize knowledge across heterogenous tasks. The techniques behind Agent57 are likely to propel a new generation of reinforcement learning models.

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

AI Research

New Milestone in Atari Games

DeepMind unveiled Agent57, the first reinforcement learning agent able to outperform humans in 57 Atari games.

>Read more in this blog post from DeepMind

Mastering Mahjong Using Reinforcement Learning

Microsoft Research published a paper detailing a reinforcement learning model able to outperform humans at the complex game of Mahjong.

>Read more in this coverage from VentureBeat

Deep Neural Networks to Improve Calls

Google Research released WaveNetEQ, a new neural network that can improve the quality of phone calls.

>Read more in this blog post from Google Research

Cool AI Tech Releases


Huawei open sourced MindSpore, a new deep learning framework optimized for mobile scenarios.

>Read more in this coverage from TechRadar

Covid-19 Search

AI powerhouse ElementAI released a new sematic search tool to help researchers explore data related to Covid-19

>Read more in this blog post from ElementAI

3D Image Reconstruction

Google released a new dataset and benchmark for 3D image reconstruction models

>Read more in this blog post from Google Research

AI in the Real World

AI Rewrite Suggestions Coming to Office

Microsoft AI-based editor can now generate rewrite suggestions and is integrated across different Office products.

>Read more in this coverage of ZDNet

Standford, AI and Coronavirus

Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence is working on AI models that can be incorporated into hospital workflows for the treatment of COVID-10.

>Read more in this coverage from STAT News

A $112M Funding Round in Data Management

Collibra, a platform that focuses on data management and governance announced a monster $112 million series F.

>Read more in this coverage from TechCrunch

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