This week in AI & Machine Learning: Computer vision labeling, ML for better communities, fastai, PyTorch Developer Day, tinyML, and more!

Before we get into the news and developer tool updates I wanted to quickly show off our new smart polygon selections feature in our Sense Data Annotation tool to make labeling for computer vision easier!

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Using Machine Learning to detect Toxic behaviour and create better communities in games

Read about how Blizzard uses machine learning to help tackle the problem with toxicity in the incredibly popular game, Overwatch. Toxic behavior in online games and communities is nothing new, but the approach of using ML to help verify reports shows a huge potential on creating better communities. Do you feel like this is a good approach, or will it create new problems?

AI camera repeatedly confuses bald head for soccer ball during live stream

In this “machine learning fail”, the AI camera is trained to track the soccer ball during streams to always keep a good view for the audience but it frequently confuses a bald head for the ball and tracks it instead of the ball. 

Fortunately in this case, the failure just ended up being funny, but it’s a great illustration of how important it is to have the proper data in your training dataset to account for objects that may be encountered during a live run of the model. Try to think of edge cases like this that might happen before you deploy your computer vision model.

How TinyML Makes Artificial Intelligence Ubiquitous

Learn how TinyML is revolutionizing the way AI can be run–not just in the cloud or on edge devices, but virtually anywhere! The ability to run machine learning on affordable microcontrollers that can fit into almost any device will certainly open up many more opportunities for fields and devices to harness the power of AI. 

Artificial Intelligence Identifies Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infections

Check out this unique approach taken by researchers at MIT to potentially identify COVID-19 infections using machine learning and the audio recording of forced coughs. 

Developer Tools & Education:

New fastai Release:

Version 2.1.3 of fastai is out, bringing bug fixes and some Pytorch 1.7 support. 

AprilTag with Python – Pyimagesearch

Learn how to incorporate April Tags into your computer vision projects.

Sixgill Launches Sense Data Annotation for Computer Vision Labeling

Here at Sixgill, we’ve officially launched our data annotation tool that makes it easier to label your data for computer vision. Check it out and sign up for a 30-day free trial to try out the features that set it apart from other labeling solutions. 

AWS: New – GPU-Equipped EC2 P4 Instances for Machine Learning & HPC

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launches new very beefy P4 instances with impressive specs. 

Upcoming Online AI & Data Events:

Intro to Machine Learning | Nov 10 – 5:30pm PDT

Join me for a fun introduction to machine learning and build classification and regression models with Python.

PyTorch Developer Day | Nov 12 2020 – 8AM PST

Pytorch announces Pytorch developer day!

Introduction to Computer Vision: How to build an object detection model with your own dataset | Nov 17 – 5:30pm PDT

Join me for this hands on workshop to learn the basics of building a deep learning object detector and how to label your own dataset in a practical way.

AWS re:invent | Nov. 30 – Ded. 18, 2020

AWS re:invent is going virtual and is free this year!

Interesting Podcasts & Interviews:

Charles Isbell: Computing, Interactive AI, and Race in America | Lex Fridman

Charles Isbell is the Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. In this conversation, he provides his thoughts on interactive artificial intelligence, machine learning, computing, music, and much more.  

NLP for Equity Investing with Frank Zhao | TWiML

Learn about the intersection of machine learning and finance, natural language processing with textual data of earnings, data pipelines, and more.

Notable Research Papers:

Some of the interesting machine learning papers published this week.


About Sixgill:

Sixgill, LLC provides custom enterprise AI solutions, end-to-end machine learning lifecycle management, and fast data annotation for computer vision.

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