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Facebook AI's RoBERTa improves Google's BERT pretraining methods | VentureBeat
Facebook AI and University of Washington researchers devised ways to enhance Google’s BERT language model and achieve performance on par or exceeding state-of-the-art results in GLUE, SQuAD, and RACE benchmark data sets.
VentureBeat  !UWitM  2019  natl  Artificial.Intelligence  College:Engineering 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
A transgender AI researcher's nightmare scenarios for facial recognition software | VentureBeat
For International Women’s Day last month in Berlin, some ticket machines used automatic gender recognition, a form of facial recognition software, to give female riders discounts on their tickets. As well-intentioned as that may seem, UW artificial intelligence researcher Os Keyes is worried about how such systems will negatively impact the lives of transgender people or those who do not adhere to strict binary definitions of male or female.
Keyes.Os  !UWitM  2019  VentureBeat  College:Engineering  natl  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  transgender  LGBTQ 
april 2019 by uwnews
Geoffrey Hinton and Demis Hassabis: AGI is nowhere close to being a reality | VentureBeat
So are DNNs the harbinger of superintelligent robots? Demis Hassabis doesn’t believe so — and he would know. He’s the cofounder of DeepMind, a London-based machine learning startup founded with the mission of applying insights from neuroscience and computer science toward the creation of artificial general intelligence (AGI) — in other words, systems that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human can.
artificialintelligence  artificialgeneralintelligence  machinelearning  forecast  review  VentureBeat  2018 
january 2019 by inspiral
Check Point shows hackers can infiltrate networks via fax machines | VentureBeat
Check Point Research has shown that hackers can infiltrate any home or corporate network by exploiting weaknesses in all-in-one printer fax machines.
CheckPoint  Fax  VentureBeat 
august 2018 by GameGamer43
Evan Weaver: ‘When we started at Twitter, databases were bad. When we left, they were still bad’
If there is one thing that is true of Twitter’s growing pains, it is that it used to fail. A lot. The now-famous “fail whale” appeared often as the platform grew. Twitter retired the fail whale in 2013, and one of the people most responsible for the stability that allowed for its removal has now launched a new, distributed database.
Evan_Weaver  Twitter  VentureBeat  FaunaDB 
august 2018 by GameGamer43
SmartNews app reaches 10 million monthly users as it counters fake news
SmartNews said it has reached more than 10 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan...The news app curates news from more than 3,000 trusted sources, and it has seen 200 percent growth year-over-year in the U.S.
smartnews  venturebeat 
july 2018 by smartnews
Airbnb reportedly built an internal hedge fund that makes $5 million per month | VentureBeat
A new report about executive turmoil at Airbnb includes a fascinating detail about how the company is generating its growing profits.
VentureBeat  Airbnb 
february 2018 by GameGamer43
How Capital One transformed into a tech and AI company | VentureBeat
From ATMs and mobile wallets to chatbots and robo-advisors, technology relentlessly transforms how we store, transfer, and manage money. Capital One moves at the forefront of this transformation — one of the largest and among the first banking institutions in the U.S. to make serious investments in digital technology and artificial intelligence.
CapitalOne  VentureBeat 
december 2017 by GameGamer43

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