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From the Editor: One of the Most Important AI Papers of 2019
Francois Collet is a well-known name in the artificial intelligence(AI) community. A scientist in Google’s AI unit, Mr. Collet rose to prominence with the creation of Keras, one of the most popular deep learning frameworks in the market. A few weeks ago, Mr. Collet published a very comprehensive paper titled On the Measure of Intelligence, that proposes a new methodology for evaluating the intelligent capacity of AI systems. By going back to the roots of intelligence, Mr. Collect shades some light in some of the fundamental challenges of AI systems.
The premise of Mr. Collect paper is so simple that might appear shocking: we need to be able to define and evaluate intelligence in a way that enables comparisons between two systems, as well as comparisons with humans. Most AI systems today focus on measuring effectiveness on executing a specific task which is no real measure of intelligence by human standards. The paper is simply fascinating and, in our opinion, one of the most influential research publications of this year.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
Francois Collet, the creator of the Keras deep learning framework, published a groundbreaking research paper about an improved model to evaluate the intelligence of AI systems.
Games for Dialog Research
Facebook Research published a research paper for a multiplayer game to enable the training of conversational agents.
Improved Learning with Better Exploration
Microsoft Research published a paper proposing a method for addressing the challenges of greedy exploration in reinforcement learning agents
Cool AI Tech Releases
AI Predictions Everywhere in AWS
AWS announced this week that is integrating prediction models into several business intelligence and database services.
Anomaly Detection in Streaming Applications
AWS open sourced Open Distro for Elasticsearch, a plugin that enables the detection of anomalies in stream datasets.
Machine Translation for African Languages
The Masakhane project is leveraging AI to enable translation across different African languages and dialects.
AI in the Real World
AI Talks About the Future of AI
The Economist published a fascinating interview with GPT-2, the famous language model created by OpenAI.
AI Opinions About Henry VIII’s Mystery
For years, scholars have Shakespeare had some help when writing Henry VIII. An AI model reveals than more than half the play might have been written by someone else.
A New Podcast About AI
Wired is launching a new podcast that explores the AI revolution. The first episode is fantastic!