Daily Artificial Intelligence News Roundup #117

1. Reframing AI Levels for Self-Driving Cars: Bifurcation of Autonomy

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider

The emergence of Level 3 self-driving cars is going to endanger the advent of AI self-driving cars. Indeed, a white paper by the company Velodyne LiDAR entitled “A Safety-First Approach to Developing and Marketing Driver Assistance Methodology” was distributed at the Summit and it essentially asserted that it might be timely to consider reframing Level 2 and Level 3 of AI self-driving cars. A Level 5 self-driving car is one that is being driven by the AI and there is no human driver involved. Read More

2. How Lyft, Walmart, and Philips are Using AI to Transform Their Businesses

In this article, I will talk about how enterprises in Transportation, Retail and Healthcare are transforming themselves using AI.


Lyft, an urban transportation company, has been catching up fast to Uber in terms of branding as well as market share.

The machine learning team at Lyft is tasked to solve a diverse set of problems for the core as well as the autonomous business including determining spot pricing, ride scheduling, and fleet operations, and obstacle avoidance. Read More

3. [1809.07193] TStarBots: Defeating the Cheating Level Builtin AI in StarCraft II in the Full Game

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4. [1811.00671] Dialogue Natural Language Inference

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5. [1811.00681] On the Generation of Medical Question-Answer Pairs

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6. [1811.00770] A Survey on Natural Language Processing for Fake News Detection

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8. 11 great websites to find data sets | Data Interview Questions

11 websites to find free, interesting datasets

If you’re new to the data space, or if you’ve recently learned a new skill, or just trying to build a more robust data science/analystportfolio, a perfect way of solidifying your skills is to do some mini-projects focused on your new skills. Below we outline a few places you can find publicly available data for your next project.
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9. — Issue #58 –


Google launches $25 million AI Impact Challenge

Selected organizations will receive customized support to help bring their ideas to life: coaching from Google’s AI experts, Google.

Sentieo raises $19M to be the AI-powered Bloomberg Terminal

Investment in AI and related companies has picked up a lot and Sentieo — an investment research software suite that uses AI to scan financial documents, analyze alternative data sets and create visualizations, is the latest to pick up huge funding. Transfer learning and data augmentation

Here’s a step by step tutorial Minko Gechev on how to train your own model and play Mortal Kombat using posture detection. Read More


Are there such things as moral facts. If so, how might we be able to access them. How might objectivism in ethics affect AI alignment. Read More

11. Open Sourcing BERT: State-of-the-Art Pre-training for Natural Language Processing

While this idea has been around for a very long time

, BERT is the first time it was successfully used to pre-train a deep neural network.

BERT also learns to model relationships between sentences by pre-training on a very simple task that can be generated from any text corpus: Given two sentences

the actual next sentence that comes after

in the corpus, or just a random sentence. Cloud TPUs gave us the freedom to quickly experiment, debug, and tweak our models, which was critical in allowing us to move beyond existing pre-training techniques. Read More

12. Embedding Grammars – ShortScience.org

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13. Google AdaNet: Automating Ensembles. Growing ICs into Managers @ Lyft. Building Fast Models @ Taboola. [DSR #160]

Today, we’re excited to share AdaNet, a lightweight TensorFlow-based framework for automatically learning high-quality models with minimal expert intervention.

Google is investing heavily in automated model development, which makes all-too-much sense given their desire to sell as much TPU time as possible.

The war between AWS, GCP, and Azure is one of the biggest competitions in tech today, and Google’s biggest edge is in ML. Read More

14. Australia teen is drone racing champion

A 15-year-old Australian boy has been crowned overall champion at the FAI Drone Racing World Championships.

Rudi Browning beat more than 120 competitors at the event run by the World Air Sports Federation (FAI) in Shenzhen, China.

An 11-year-old racer from Thailand, Wanraya Wannapong, won the women’s title. Read More

15. New Auto Safety Technologies Push Repair Bills Up

There is little debate over whether advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) could reduce both the number and severity of vehicle crashes. Further, new research by the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows a significant increase in the cost of repairing these systems after even a minor accident. ”

AAA also recommends that owners of cars with advanced driver assistance systems check their insurance coverage to ensure it is appropriate. Read More

16. The Four Most Prevalent Myths About Electric Cars

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17. New Supercomputer with 1 Million Processors Is World’s Fastest Brain-Mimicking Machine

Researchers recently activated a computer capable of simulating brain activity more accurately than any other computer in the world can.

Scientists just activated the world’s biggest “brain”: a supercomputer with a million processing cores and 1,200 interconnected circuit boards that together operate like a human brain.

Dubbed Spiking Neural Network Architecture, or SpiNNaker, the computer powerhouse is located at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and it “rethinks the way conventional computers work,” project member Steve Furber, a professor of computer engineering at the University of Manchester, said in a statement. Read More

18. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending November 3, 2018)


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19. Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought

Wi-Fi fills our world with radio waves. In theory, they say, it ought to be possible to use this changing electromagnetic field to work out the position, actions, and movement of individuals. If humans were able to see the world as Wi-Fi does, it would seem a bizarre landscape. Read More

20. How AI makes in-app ad creatives better

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Why do some mobile in-app ad campaigns succeed, while others fall flat. In part, it’s because the creatives used are just ineffective. What can advertisers do to make sure their ad spend yields real results. Read More