Mensing.AI

My journey into AI/ML/DL and other areas of interest.

Bolt On a Watchdog

IBM has launched a tool as part of their cloud platform that detects bias and adds a dash of explainability to AI models. ☁️ It looks like this might be the new competition between service providers, and that’s not a bad thing. A huge upside of AI is that they can make decisions free of …

Alibaba Wants Their Own Chip

There are two undeniable trends these days: major tech players want their own silicon and the new class of uber-rich want to own classy publications. 🗞️ I’m more interested in the first trend (though the second could have interesting implications in this era of doom for publishers). Alibaba is the newest tech giant to announce …

Joey Stigz on AI 🤖

If you’re interested in the societal and economic implications of AI, this article is worth a read. A few points that stuck out to me: 👇 AI can be hugely beneficial, but right now it’s not trending in that direction Tech companies shouldn’t be in charge of regulating themselves, which means decision makers need to …

DeepFakes Get More Realistic 😖

Remember back when I said I was terrified about deepfakes? Well, it’s not getting any better. 😟 Apparently researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Facebook’s Reality Lab decided there is nothing to worry about and the method for making them needed to be better. So they give us Recycle-GAN. ♻️ We introduce a data-driven approach for …

Facebook Can Read Photos 🖼️

Big Blue has rolled out a tool called Rosetta that can scan photos for text, extract the text it finds, and then “understand” that text. 👁️‍🗨️ This is huge as it means the platform can now increase accessibility by reading photos, it can pull out information from photos of menus and street signs, and it …

ELMo Really Does Know His Words 👹

I’m super interested in the world of NLP (natural language processing), so the news that performance increased dramatically with ELMo piqued my interest. 💡 The biggest benefit in my eyes is that this method doesn’t require labeled data, which means the world of written word is our oyster. 🐚 Yeah, yeah, word embeddings don’t require …

Facebook Spreads the Chips Around 💫

It appears that Facebook is forgoing developing their own chips in favor of partnering with multiple top chip makers to add in their Glow machine learning accelerator. 🏎 It’ll be interesting to compare this approach to the other tech players looking to make their own. But this play makes sense. It follows Big Blue’s approach …

Artificially Wartelligent 💣

Surprising no one, the Pentagon wants more of that AI goodness in its weaponry. They want it about $2 billion worth of bad. 💰 But, having AI be able to explain its decision making appear to be vitally important, which is nice to see. It sounds like plenty of people are uneasy with the idea …

Penny For Your Bot Thoughts 💭

A team at MIT has developed a network that can show its work, basically outputting the “thought” process that lead to a “decision”. 👷‍♀️ My understanding is that TbD-net is an uber-network containing multiple “mini” neural nets, one interprets a question then a series of image rec networks tackle a sub task and pass it …

The Unbias 3000 🤖

Accenture has developed and is rolling out, in beta, a tool to help uncover bias in algorithms. Man, I hope this works. 🙏 I am really interested to know more about how their Fairness Tool works. My guess is it basically runs another training set through the algorithm that is labeled in such a way …