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Shell and Microsoft Announce the Open AI Energy Initiative for AI-Based Energy Solutions
This month, Shell, Microsoft, C3.ai, and Baker Hughes announced the launch of their collaborative AI initiative, Open AI Energy Initiative™ (OAI). Designed for the process and energy sectors, OAI is an open-source tool that offers AI-based solutions, diagnostics, and monitoring to prevent crucial issues. Context Currently,... Read more
Researchers Compile 20 Million Images of Eyes in a Massive Open-Source Dataset
Countless modern applications use eye-tracking software or rely on the user’s eyes. Whether it’s for AR/VR gaming or for helping people with disabilities, there’s much to be done with eye data. Enter TEyeD, a public data set with over 20 million images of eyes collected from... Read more
The Pile Dataset: EleutherAI’s Massive Project to Help Train NLP Models
Recently, EleutherAI – a small group of researchers devoted to open-source AI research – created The Pile, a massive dataset designed to train NLP models, such as GPT-2 and GPT-3, among others. The dataset is open-source, contains over 800GB of English language data, and is still... Read more
Announcing the First Speakers for ODSC East 2021
ODSC events for 2020 are all wrapped up, and now it’s time to start thinking and planning for the year ahead. Our first major event of 2021 will be the ODSC East 2021 Virtual Conference from March 30th to April 1st, and we’re excited to announce... Read more
U.S. Agencies Hacked in Massive Cybersecurity Breach
This past month has seen the announcement of two extensive data breaches by a highly skilled and organized team of hackers leading to US agencies hacked. FyreEye, a cybersecurity firm that helps organizations find weaknesses in their data systems, was the first to reveal that they... Read more
Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Ban Police from Using Facial Technology
Facial recognition technology has long sparked debate in the data science community and beyond. For years, companies and individuals have struggled to find ethical uses of the technology and to minimize bias. Research has shown that the currently available software misidentifies black and female faces at... Read more
Neural Magic Launches High-Performance Inference Engine and Tool Suite for CPUs
Run computer vision models at lower cost with a suite of new tools that simplify model performance. Today, Neural Magic is announcing the release of its Inference Engine software, the NM Model Repo, and our ML Tooling. Now, data science teams can run computer vision models... Read more
Data Science News Week in Review: November 25th
Every week we’re bringing data science news to you… some highlights include reviewing Facebook’s DeepFovea AI, IBM’s Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, and more. Read on: Facebook’s DeepFovea AI promises power-efficient VR foveated rendering In a paper released on November 18th, Facebook introduced a... Read more
AI Gender Bias in Credit: Apple Pay Card and Goldman Sachs
Over the past couple of years, we’ve become much more aware of the ways in which bias can negatively influence our AI algorithms, such as with AI gender bias. Despite companies’ best efforts to prevent bias in their models, however, bias is always present in our... Read more