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Learnings & Musings on AI, ML, Data Science & Python

Recognition Champion

So China is really, really good at facial recognition algortihms. Like best in the world good. I wonder what they might use this for? πŸ€” Maybe something like this: China’s Social Submission, er…Scoring System SenseTime is Watching They’re Making a List, And Checking it Lots Facial Rec Tech Mess Src: XinhuaNet


The Way You Walk

Move over facial recognition, there’s a new camera-based identification technology on the scene. Welcome gait recognition. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Chinese company Watrix can now identify and track people based on the way they walk. So just walk like Monty Python all the time? Nope, won’t do the trick. πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ According to Haung Yongzhen, the CEO of Watrix:Β “You don’t need people’s cooperation for … Read More


Google Wages War on Gender

Ok, not really. But I can imagine that being a headline of some inflammatory “news” article. πŸ—žοΈ They’re working to remove implicit, societal gender bias from machine translations in Google Translate by changing the underlying architecture of the machine learning model they use. Basically, the model now produces a masculine and feminine version and then determines which is most likely … Read More


Do The Digital Worm πŸ›

Step 1: recreate the brain of the C. elegans worm as a neural network 🧠 Step 2: ask it to park a car πŸš— Researchers digitized the worm brain, the only fully mapped brain we have, with a 12 neuron network. The goal of this exercise was to create a neural network that humans can understand and parse since the … Read More


Deepfake Detector πŸ”¦

Detecting deepfakes is a problem garnering a lot of interest and effort in an ever upward-ratcheting race between the fakers and the breakers. A new approach being taken by at least two startups is to verify and record an image or video at the moment of creation to benchmark future versions against. πŸ“Έ This is probably the best method to … Read More


Ghosts as Ethical Proxies πŸ‘»

Proof that the data used to train systems can impact the ethical fallout of their performance. And potentially the beginning of us getting a look under-the-hood at these still mysterious systems. I am interested to see how this approach will be applied to non-toy scenarios. πŸ“‘ Src: Fast Company


The Spy Who Doctored You πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

So many mixed emotions on this bit of news. Place a device in your small apartment/home and let it monitor your health via electromagnetic disturbances, even through walls. 😨 On one hand, it’s really cool to think of the positive impacts this could have. Uncovering trends, monitoring habits, divorcing the data collection from the feebleness of human memory to put … Read More


Your Phone, Your Clone? πŸ“±

Essential Products is working on a phone that is largely controlled by voice commands and has an AI built in that is supposed to become a digital version of you in order to respond to messages for you. πŸ’¬ I think this sort of functionality and interaction is a big part of the future, but why a phone? πŸ€” Why … Read More


AI Could Create A Defense Dark Horse 🐎

A lot of focus is placed on the US-China AI space race (guilty), but the nature of AI could make for a surprise victor. Or at least a leveling of the playing field. 🚜 There is a risk that the United States, like many leading powers in the past, could take an excessively cautious approach to the adoption of AI … Read More


Will Robots Understand Value? πŸ’Ή

A while back I wrote about how I didn’t think robots would become the new consumers in capitalism. Turns out I’m not the only one.Β πŸ‘¬ This piece scratches my economics itch in a lot of ways, but I think the heart of it is the fact that we typically believe the economy/market/capitalism operates like a rational machine and not an … Read More