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From the Editor: Europe Scrambles to Put Together an AI Strategy

The media seems obsessed with the race between The United States and China to dominate artificial intelligence(AI) but what about the rest of the world? In the current climate of AI research and technology, there has been an increasing gap between The US and China and the rest of developed nations and emerging economies. If his trend continues increasing it could lead to disproportional levels of economical inequality.

This week, the European Union unveiled a series of new policies to foment the competitiveness of European AI business against American and Chinese companies. The policies encompass diverse areas ranging from data sharing and governance to AI fairness and anti-bias. It is unclear whether these measures will have any impact but it’s a clear indication of how difficult it has become, even for developed countries, to compete in the field of AI.

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

AI Research

Long-Range Memory

AI researchers from DeepMind published a paper proposing a method known as comprehensive transformer that simulates memory in deep learning models.

>Read more in this blog post from DeepMind

Microsoft CodeBERT

Microsoft Research published a paper proposing CodeBERT a new model that uses natural language for programming language code search and documentation.

>Read more in the research paper

Amazon in Query Rewriting

Amazon AI researchers published a paper proposing a method known as query rewriting go improve spoken conversations

>Read more in the research paper

Cool AI Tech Releases

LinkedIn DataHub

LinkedIn open source its custom-built metadata search and discovery platform

>Read more in this blog post from the LinkedIn engineering team


Google open sourced the TensorFlow Constrained Optimization(TFCO) library which allows to embed fairness constraints in deep learning models.

>Read more in this blog post from Google Research

Google DialogFlow Mega Agent

Google also released Mega Agent, a massive upgrade to its Dialogflow conversation technology that includes over 20,000 intents.

>Read more in this coverage from VentureBeat

AI in the Real World

OpenAI and Transparency

MIT Technology Review published an amazing piece about the frictions between OpenAI’s ideals and reality.

>Read more in this article from MIT Technology Review

EU AI Strategy

The European Union presented an AI strategy to boost regional competitiveness vs China and the U.S.

>Read more in this coverage by TechCrunch

AI Creates a New Antibiotic

A deep learning algorithm developed at MIT was able to create a powerful antibiotic that was able to kill killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria

>Read more in this article from MIT News

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