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From the Editor: The Most Controversial AI of the Year
Earlier this year, artificial intelligence(AI) research lab OpenAI made headlines when it unveiled an AI model so great at creating fake news that many people thought it was too dangerous to release it. Named GPT-2, the model uses hundreds of millions of attributes for generating fake text that is indistinguishable from real news. is Despite the criticism, OpenAI proceeded to release several updates to the model including its latest one that leverages 1.5 billion parameters.
The controversy surrounding GPT-2 is far from trivial. While it is scary what bad actors can do manipulating the GPT-2 code, we should also think that the model can help with the creation of algorithms for detecting fake news. After all, those type of algorithms need massive labeled datasets for training and what better way to create those datasets than by using the best model at generating fake news out there. Certainly controversial.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
GPT-2 is Here Again
OpenAI released the latest version of its controversial GPT-2 model that can generate incredibly convincing fake news.
Fake News vs. Satire
Amazon George Washington University AI researchers published a paper proposing a method that can differentiate between fake news and satire.
Redefining Fairness in the Time of Machine Learning
Harvard Business Review published an interesting analysis of how machine learning is pushing us to redefine our notions of fairness.
A Benchmark for Evaluating Visual Representations
Google AI researchers published a paper proposing an evaluation protocol for visual representation tasks.
Cool AI Tech Releases
Azure Cognitive Services Gets an Upgrade
Microsoft unveiled new search, language and speech capabilities for its Cognitive Services suite.
A New Performance Inference Benchmark
MLPerf released a new performance benchmark for inference tasks in natural language processing and vision models.
A Knowledge Network for your Company
Microsoft introduced Project Cortex, an Office365 platform that leverages machine learning to organize the content across your organization.
AI in the Real World
AI Ethics for the Pentagon
The Defense Innovation Bard which is composed by prominent technologists, unveiled a group of AI ethics principles as a recommendation to the US Department of Defense to be used in combat and non-combat systems.
AI at Nasdaq
Nasdaq is using deep learning systems to detect suspicious behavior.
Finding New Ways to Inject Creativity into AI
Quanta Magazine published a fascinating article about the different ways in which AI is pushing the boundaries of human intelligence.