This week in AI & Machine Learning: improving logistics with ML, new drug research methods, spaCy 3.0, Long-Term Network for Long-Term Motion Prediction, and more!

Artificial Intelligence News:

How AI & Machine Learning Play a Major Role in Logistics During COVID-19 

The impacts of COVID-19 are felt almost everywhere in 2020, one field that has seen a massive change is logistics. As more people have switched to ordering online in order to maintain limited exposure to the virus companies have had to adjust the way they think about managing orders and deliveries. This interview with Kapil Bharati, CTO and Co-founder at Delhivery covers some of the ways they embraced machine learning to help optimize their 1 million daily shipments, and all the steps in between. 

Can Hearing The World Through Machine Learning Improve Healthcare?

One area in the healthcare industry that doesn’t seem to have benefited from many new solutions in the marketplace is hearing loss. Learn a little bit more about this field, and how some startups can use machine learning to perform advanced signal processing. 

Do you think the hearing aid is something that could be improved with AI or are the current solutions already good enough?

How Machine Learning Algorithms Could Increase Energy Yield Of Nuclear Fusion

Researchers recently made a breakthrough using machine learning to help improve the energy output from nuclear fusion reactors by simulating the plasma interaction with materials. 

Machine Learning Uncovers Potential New TB Drugs

Researchers at MIT have started using machine learning to improve drug compound screenings that could help biologists and pharmaceutical companies make better predictions on molecule bindings for development. 

Developer Tools & Education:

Pytorch Lighting 1.0

Pytorch just released version 1.0. Along with the latest release, the official pytorch site got a new look.

spaCy v3.0 Nightly

spaCy version 3.0 is going to be a big release with plenty of new features. You can get started using 3.0 with the new spaCy nightly builds

Udacity Launches Azure ML Nanodegree

I was wondering when this would arrive! Udacity has partnered with Microsoft to launch a comprehensive course on Azure machine learning.  

Interesting Podcasts & Interviews:

Scott Aaronson: Computational Complexity and Consciousness | Lex Fridman Podcast #130

Listen to the latest conversation with Scott Aaronson and Lex Fridman to hear their discussion around simulation, the theories of everything, consciousness, turing tests, GPT-3, and much more.

Decolonizing AI with Shakir Mohamed | This Week in Machine Learning

Learn about strengthening machine learning and artificial intelligence in African, the distinction between decolonizing AI and ethical AI, and explore the origin of deep learning Indaba.

Exploring Causality and Community with Suzana Ilić | This Week in Machine Learning

Learn about origins of the MLT community, Suzana’s work at Causaly and transition from linguist and domain expert to working with causal modeling.

Notable Research Papers:

Some of the interesting machine learning papers published this week.

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