At this year’s Super Bowl, Mountain Dew presented a seemingly simple challenge: count the number of Mountain Dew bottles in its 30-second Super Bowl commercial. Take a second and try to do this yourself here:

Mountain Dew Major Melon Challenge

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This week in AI & Machine Learning: Autonomous Fruit picking robots, AI processing breakthrough, finding optimal ML Models, robot paintings, and more!

Sixgill Tip of the Week:

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Artificial Intelligence News:

The AI field is growing fast! Here are some of the most interesting or thought provoking AI stories and applications that made the news this week.

This flying AI robot can pick fruit — preventing waste in the process

Hiring enough workers to pick fruit is always hard, but it has been especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. …


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Teaching dogs with ML, Azure in space, TensorFlow 3D, building object detection datasets, Swift for TensorFlow shuts down, and more

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Nvidia: Researchers Train AI to Reward Dogs for Responding to Commands

A couple of researchers from Colorado State University used computer vision and a NVIDIA Jetson Nano to automatically reward a dog treats if it followed commands correctly. …


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Neuralink in a monkey, Boston Dynamic product expansion, freecodecamp machine learning, MIT Introduction to Deep Learning, intro to NLP, and more.

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Neuralink has Wired up a Monkey to Play Video Games Using its Mind

Earlier this year at a Neuralink (Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company) demonstration with 3 pigs, a popular question was “Will this technology ever be used for gaming?”. Well we didn’t have to wait too long! Elon says they have been able to successfully wire Neuralink to a monkey, and…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Computer vision for wildlife preservation, Amazon and USC create ML research center, optical flow estimation, how to build object detection models and datasets, and more.

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Ways Wild Me Uses Artificial Intelligence And Citizen Scientists To Help With Conservation

It seems like every week we see a new way machine learning is being used for animal preservation, and I’m loving it! Check out how the non-profit Wild Me, uses computer vision and citizen scientists to help identify, and monitor animals in the fight against extinction.

Amazon And The University of Southern California Will Create A Machine Learning Research Center

Amazon and the University of Southern California partner to…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Tracking Elephants, Tensorflow on Raspberry Pi Pico, detection in the browser, On-Device ML study jam, and more

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Conservationists Track Elephant Populations from Space Using Computer Vision

If you’ve been reading these weekly AI news segments, you’ll know this is far from the first time we’ve seen artificial intelligence used to help elephants! Researchers are now using satellites and computer vision to track vulnerable elephant population more effectively and efficiently.

Machine Learning Could Cut Delays from Traffic Lights

Learn how cities in the future could end up…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: AI research to help predict COVID-19 resource needs, the White House Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, Amazon opens Alexa AI Tech, Implementing a Transformer with PyTorch, On-Device ML Study Jam, and more.

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Artificial Intelligence News:

New AI research to help predict COVID-19 resource needs from a series of X-rays

Facebook AI has collaborated with New York University (NYU) Langone Health’s Predictive Analytics Unit and Department of Radiology to help predict how much care and resources a patient may need for COVID-19 treatment.

The White House Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office

We have been hearing increasing talk about how the U.S government should approach and support artificial intelligence…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: OpenAI: Creating Images from Text, baking ML recipes, the future of farming, JupyterLab 3.0, Google’s Machine Learning Crash Course, Trends in Computer Vision, and more.

Happy New Year from Sixgill:

Happy new year from the Sixgill team! We’re excited to continue our weekly AI and machine learning posts to help keep you informed about the latest news, tools, events and research.

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Open AI — DALL·E: Creating Images from Text

Named after Salvador Dalí and WALL·E, OpenAI’s new transformer language model DALL·E is offering some mind blowing image generation results from taking a few english words as parameters. The capabilities of controlling attributes, drawing multiple objects, understanding perspective, inferring context, and even visualizing internal or external structures is indeed incredibly impressive. …


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Deepmind’s MuZero, AI Infinite bass solo, Facebook AI interoperability, Natural Graph Networks, Waymo, and more.

Happy Holidays from Sixgill:

As many of us will be full of holiday cheer next week, this will be our last weekly AI post of 2020. Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ve enjoyed staying up to date on artificial intelligence and machine learning with us. We look forward to posting in the new year!

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Artificial Intelligence News:

This AI Plays an Infinite Bass Solo

Listen to this deep learning model jam out in an infinite bass solo on a youtube live stream. The…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Zoox self-driving car, reinforcement learning, AnalyticsCLUB JobExpo, computer vision on scooters, ML feature stores, and more!

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Artificial Intelligence News:

Zoox unveils a self-driving car that could become Amazon’s first robotaxi

Zoox, the self-driving car company that Amazon recently acquired officially unveiled their first autonomous vehicle. And, it looks cool! Unlike most self-driving cars currently in the industry, the Zoox car does not have a driver’s seat. Instead, it’s designed solely for riders.

It’s exciting to see Amazon have a presence in the self-driving car field and will be very interesting to see what they continue to build.

With reinforcement learning, Microsoft brings a new class of AI solutions to customers

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