This week in AI & Machine Learning: Robot waiters, Facebook new AI chip, data management for drug discovery, introducing TensorFlow similarity detection, PT-4 will have 100 trillion parameters, and more!

Author’s Note:

Join my free workshop Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets on September 29th at 10:00 am PDT for hands-on experience creating object detection models with your own datasets!

My Top AI Highlight

Robots Gain a Place in the Front of the House

With more restaurants facing worker shortages and employees taking on more work, the timing might be right for robot servers to gain traction.

When people hear about service automation they tend to think that it will create a dystopian feeling dining experience without human interaction. But in most cases the server robots only take over tasks that don’t…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: The NFL tackles CTE with AI, A roomba that avoids dog poop, NOLS keyhole imaging, AI that writes its own code, deep reinforcement learning, and more

Author’s Note:

Greetings! Sage is out this week on vacation, but we couldn’t leave our AI Weekly fans without an AI Weekly! Lots of exciting happenings this week in the AI world; but if I’m being honest the poop avoiding roomba ranks pretty high on my list–iykyk. Anyone else have a pumpkin spice latte this week or was that just me?

My Top AI Highlight:

NFL and AWS Launch Artificial Intelligence Challenge to Crowdsource Ways to Automate Player Identification using NFL Game Footage

The NFL kicked off this week, and in…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Are humanoid robots the future, recreating voices, AI movie directors, self-supervised anomaly detection, infinite memory transformers, and more!

Author’s Note:

Happy September! I’ve announced my next free computer vision workshop for September 29th at 10:00 am PDT! Join Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets for hands-on experience creating state of the art models with your own datasets!

My Top AI Highlight:

Agility Robotics’ Digit gets a warehouse gig

Humanoid robots are not a new concept, but after the “Tesla bot” was announced at Tesla’s AI Day, there has been a debate around the efficiency of a humanoid design.

Boston Dynamics, who arguably has the most advanced humanoid robot, has even opted to explore other designs in their commercially available warehouse robot and robotic dog spot.

Agility Robotics…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: AI in oil & gas, AI-generated art as NFTs, the top business use cases for AI, AI and renewable energy, do vision transformers see like convolutional neural networks, and more!

Author’s Note:

Earlier this week, I taught a workshop on how to build your own computer vision object detection models and dataset.

We covered computer vision applications, labeling datasets or object detection and instance segmentation, training models with detectron2, and running the model on a video!

You can watch the recording and find the useful links below:

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This week in AI & Machine Learning: Tesla AI day, real-time tactile control for robotics, how AI is changing the world for the better, DALL·E mini, the future of robotic farming and more!

Author’s Note:

Next week, I’ll be teaching Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets on August 25th at 5:30 pm PDT. It’ll be a fun, fast-paced workshop covering computer vision applications, data annotation, and training an object detection model with python!

Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash

Top AI Highlight this Week:

Tesla AI Day:

Tesla held its AI day event on August 19th. At the event, we got an in-depth look at Tesla autopilot, the “dojo” deep neural network training computer, and a first glimpse of the Tesla Bot!

Checkout the full 3-hour announcement here, or watch the highlights from Lex Fridman below:

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This week in AI & Machine Learning: OpenAI’s Codux, AI for livestock management, more AI-designed chips, robots making french fries, a new benchmark for open-world object segmentation, and more!

Author’s Note:

Plainsight was featured in the official blogs for both NVIDIA and Google Cloud! We also announced we’re joining the NVIDIA Metropolis program. Check out the links below:

Photo by Umberto on Unsplash

Top AI Highlight this Week:

OpenAI Codex for Programming

OpenAI released a new tool called Codex that can translate English into code! …


This week in AI & Machine Learning: Self-supervised learning in computer vision, drones in warehouses, AI writing ads, PyTorch profiler 1.9, detecting elusive polyps with machine learning, and more!

Author’s Note:

I’ve announced my next free computer vision workshop for August 25th at 5:30pm PDT! Join Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets for hands-on experience creating state of the art models with your own datasets!

Top AI Highlight this Week :

Ishan Misra: Self-Supervised Deep Learning in Computer Vision

Lex Fridman is back with some awesome AI content! This conversation with Ishan Misra from Facebook AI Research dives deep into computer vision, labeling datasets, self-supervised learning and much more! If you’re interested in the latest vision AI research it’s definitely worth a listen.

More AI & Machine Learning Stories:

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This week in AI & Machine Learning: Why you should want driverless cars now, NVIDIA’s new Alias Free GAN, AI for agricultural in Washington, Triton GPU programming, and much more!

Author’s Note:

We’re excited to announce that Plainsight is now on Google Cloud MarketPlace!

“Enterprises Can Now Easily Deploy End-to-End Vision AI to Private Clouds to Realize the Full Value of Their Video and Other Visual Data for Accurate, Actionable, Insights Across Diverse Use Cases”

Plainsight & Google Cloud

Top AI Highlights this Week :

Why You Should Want Driverless Cars On Roads Now

Derek Muller (a.k.a Veritasium) explores why how close we are to having fully autonomous vehicles become mainstream on the roads, and if they’re safer than human driven vehicles.

This video shows Waymo’s (Google’s) self-driving car progress and brings up some great questions about the future of the self-driving industry.

NVIDIA’s new Alias Free GAN

NVIDIA’s new Alias free GAN is capable…


Computer Vision and the Olympic Games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games kick off last Friday. As one of the most watched sporting events to occur worldwide, the Games will surely feature the use of the latest technology — not only by athletes and coaches but also by the broadcasting networks. We’ve written before about how computer vision is changing the way we understand sports from a statistical and strategic perspective — but how is vision AI changing the way we understand sports from the perspective from our living room couches?

The delayed 2020 Olympic Games will feature 33 different sports…


This week in AI & Machine Learning: AlphaFold protein structures, model-free reinforcement learning, Vision AI in Demanding Environments, AI helping firefighters, organ transportation, and more!

Author’s Note:

Next week I’ll be teaching Intro to Computer Vision: Building Object Detection Models and Datasets on July 29th at 10:00am PDT. It’ll be a fun fast-paced workshop covering computer vision applications, data annotation, and training an object detection model with python!

Top AI Highlights this Week :

DeepMind Launches AlphaFold Protein Structure Database

Google’s DeepMind just released a massive AlphaFold database containing a prediction of nearly all possible protein structures for human cells and 20 other “key organisms” to help accelerate scientific research!

Facebook AI Research Releases DrQ-v2

DrQ-v2 is a model-free reinforcement learning algorithm for visual continuous control that uses data augmentation to learn directly from pixels.

the first model-free agent that solves humanoid from…

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