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Artificial Intelligence Roundup: Week #47 | 2021

This week in AI & Machine Learning: Protecting coral reefs with computer vision, global AI ethics, Detectron Q&A, human-robot collaboration, zero-shot multitask learning, and more!

Authors note:

My last workshop of the year is tomorrow! You can join Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets for FREE on November 30th at 5:30 pm PST. The recording will be uploaded to our youtube channel.

My Top AI Highlight:

TensorFlow’s Kaggle Challenge to Help Protect Coral Reefs

Google’s TensorFlow is sponsoring a Kaggle challenge for developers to create a better object detection computer vision model to help protect coral reefs from harmful crown-of-thorns starfish!

The challenge is a great example of how computer vision can be used to have a positive impact on the planet and offers a couple of ways to win portions of the $150k prize money.

You can read more about the challenge here or join the competition on Kaggle.

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🐘 About the Author & Plainsight:

  • Sage Elliott is a Developer Evangelist at Plainsight & passionate about making AI more approachable. Connect with Sage on Twitter or LinkedIn.
  • Plainsight’s vision AI platform streamlines the end-to-end machine learning process. From data annotation through deployment, customers quickly create and successfully operationalize their own vision AI applications to solve highly diverse business challenges. Join the conversation on Slack.
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