This week in AI & Machine Learning: A government organization dedicated to AI, big news from Meta, and a model for discovering the next SoundCloud sensation.   

A Note from the Author 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and all over the world researchers and medical professionals are leveraging AI in the fight against one of the most common types of cancer. On Monday, Plainsight shared a summary from Dr. Bülent Bayram and his team at Istanbul’s Yildiz Technical University. Dr. Bayram’s team is using Plainsight’s vision AI platform to support their efforts. Learn more about how Plainsight’s tools for automated data labeling have increased the research team’s dataset quality while saving time throughout the early phases of their project

Artificial Intelligence News

Does AI Know a Hit Song When It Hears One? 

One of SoundCloud’s primary contributions to the world of music is helping lower barriers to entry and spotlighting new stars who otherwise may have languished in obscurity. The company hopes that acquiring audio AI startup Musiio will help them identify potential hits faster and bring promising new artists into the spotlight and onto your ‘Recommended’ page. It’s just one example of how AI is making noise in an industry ripe for innovation.

OPT-175B: A Gift from Meta to the AI Community 

In the spirit of open collaboration across the AI community, Meta has shared Open Pretrained Transformer (OPT-175B), a natural language processing system with 175 billion parameters. Systems with more than 100 billion parameters, known as “large language models,” have already proven capable of impressive things. Typically, however, full research access has been limited to those individuals in highly specialized labs. Meta expresses its hope that sharing OPT-175B and the codebase used to train and deploy it will bring a broader, more diverse group of users together to discover the ways AI can address persistent global concerns.

Introducing the NAIAC

On Wednesday, May 4th, the The Department of Commerce officially launched the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC) at an event featuring addresses from Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves. The NAIAC’s 27-member advisory committee includes AI experts representing sectors such as the business, academic, and non-profit communities. Cabinet officials intend for the NAIAC to advise the government on AI-related issues and hope it will help the nation not only embrace AI, but do so in an inclusive, strategic way that inspires trust in technology. NAIAC chair Miriam Vogel has already announced the establishment of a subcommittee related to AI and law enforcement.  

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About the Author & Plainsight

Bennett Glace is a B2B technology content writer and cinephile from Philadelphia. He helps Plainsight in its mission to make vision AI accessible to entire enterprise teams.

Plainsight’s vision AI platform streamlines and optimizes the full computer vision lifecycle. From data annotation through deployment, customers can quickly create and successfully operationalize their own vision AI applications to solve highly diverse business challenges.

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