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Using Humans to Train AI

According to Tech Explore, Facebook has developed a new AI benchmarking program that includes humans interacting with the AI. 

Advances in artificial intelligence depend on continual testing of massive amounts of data. This benchmark testing allows researchers to determine how "intelligent" AI is, spot weaknesses and then develop stronger, smarter models. 

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AI Can Detect Lonliness

Artificial intelligence can be used to predict loneliness in older adults, reports Medical Express. 

For the past couple of decades, there has been a loneliness pandemic, marked by rising rates of suicides and opioid use, lost productivity, increased health care costs and rising mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its associated social distancing and lockdowns, have only made things worse, say experts. 

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AI Can Relate Image Descriptions to Pictures

Artificial intelligence is training on text and images and may soon be able to caption pictures correctly, reports on MIT Technology Review. 

Of all the AI models in the world, OpenAI’s GPT-3 has most captured the public’s imagination. It can spew poems, short stories, and songs with little prompting, and has been demonstrated to fool people into thinking its outputs were written by a human. But its eloquence is more of a parlor trick, not to be confused with real intelligence.

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Convincing Public AI is Safe

Organizations need to convince the public that artificial intelligence is safe, reports Information Week. 

Security and privacy concerns are the top barriers to adoption of artificial intelligence, and for good reason. Both benign and malicious actors can threaten the performance, fairness, security and privacy of AI models and data.

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Peer Reviewed by Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence could help peer review research, reports Medical Express. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, researchers have published hundreds of papers each week reporting their findings—many of which have not undergone a thorough peer review process to gauge their reliability. 

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Guidelines for AI Could Be Doomed to Fail

According to MIT Technology Review, global guidelines for AI need to account for cultural and regional contexts. 

International organizations and corporations are racing to develop global guidelines for the ethical use of artificial intelligence. Declarations, manifestos, and recommendations are flooding the internet. But these efforts will be futile if they fail to account for the cultural and regional contexts in which AI operates.

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AI Can Help Determine Drug Side Effects

Scientists are using algorithms to determine drug side effects, reports Tech Explorer.

A new algorithm has been developed by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, to predict the side effects of drugs before they hit the market by using the same principle by which movies are recommended to users. 

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Pentagon Plans F-16 Man vs AI in 2024

According to the Washington Times, the Pentagon is planning to have a real time match between a human F-16 pilot and an AI pilot in 2024. 

The Pentagon is planning a 2024 showdown between an F-16 piloted by a human and one controlled by artificial intelligence, a man versus machine matchup that military officials believe could represent a key turning point in technological development.

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Bringing Beauty Back to Chess

A chess master is teaming up with DeepMind to make chess beautiful again, reports Wired. 

Chess has a reputation for cold logic, but Vladimir Kramnik loves the game for its beauty. 

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Mode Analytics Partners with Snowflake to Create Modern Data Analytics Stack

Analytics, the leader in interactive data science and collaborative business intelligence, today announced that it has partnered with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, to create a modern data analytics stack. The partnership will combine Mode’s in-memory data engine, Helix, with Snowflake’s vast data platform capabilities to enable data and business teams to execute queries and perform analysis with unprecedented speed. The two companies already have a long list of mutual customers who benefit from the partnership, including Zillow, Imperfect Foods and many others.

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