AI News Weekly – Issue #196: Top 25 Machine Learning Startups To Watch In 2021 – Jan 14th 2021

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Top 25 Machine Learning Startups To Watch In 2021 Based On Crunchbase

AI & ML startups globally based on Crunchbase data as of today: Augury – Augury combines real-time monitoring data from production machinery with AI and machine learning algorithms to determine machine health, asset performance management (APM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) to provide manufacturing…


7 Things You Should Know About Financial Advisors

Many people don’t seek expert financial advice because of the perceived expense. But research suggests that working with a registered professional can grow your assets up to 4% more versus going it alone* and covers the cost.

In The News

A new technique called ‘concept whitening’ promises to provide neural network interpretability

In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Machine Intelligence, scientists at Duke University propose “concept whitening,” a technique that can help steer neural networks toward learning specific concepts without sacrificing performance.

How Collective Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence can Benefit Society

Combination of collective intelligence and AI impacts Society as a Disruptive Product The great majority of debate about artificial intelligence (AI) starts with the capabilities of existing or emergent technologies like machine learning (ML), deep learning, computer vision, and natural language…

The White House Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office

After recognizing the strategic importance of AI to the Nation’s future economy and security, the Trump Administration issued the first ever national AI strategy, committed to doubling AI research investment, established the first-ever national AI research institutes, released the world’s first AI…

Applied use cases

Why everyone is talking about an image generator released by an Elon Musk-backed A.I. lab

SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019.

Rana el Kaliouby’s quest to make more humane technology

Article by Steffen Heuer Photos by Tony Luong AI systems need to understand human emotions to make technology more humane and useful, says researcher-turned-entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby.
Thumb through el Kaliouby’s book Girl Decoded, published in spring 2020, and it’s clear that her journey from a…

Civil society calls for AI red lines in the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence proposal

European Digital Rights together with 61 civil society organisations have sent an open letter to the European Commission demanding red lines for the applications of AI that threaten fundamental rights.
With the European Union’s AI proposal set to launch this quarter, Europe has the opportunity to…


Five ways to make AI a greater force for good in 2021

In August, after a spectacular failure of the UK government to replace in-person exams with an algorithm for university admissions, hundreds of students gathered in London to chant, “Fuck the algorithm.” “This is becoming the battle cry of 2020,” tweeted AI accountability researcher Deb Raji

AI Ethics #38: Prudent public-sector procurement of AI, backdoors in AI systems, ethics of emotion AI, and more …

This week’s overview: What we are thinking: Prudent Public-Sector Procurement of AI Products Research summaries: The Robot Made Me Do It: Human–Robot Interaction and Risk-Taking Behavior The Ethics of Emotion in AI Systems “I Don’t Want Someone to Watch Me While I’m Working”: Gendered Views of…

AI Ethics Mentoring & Externship Programs for Women and Non-Binary People

Towards this end, Lighthouse3 has launched 2 new global initiatives for a limited time to provide support and guidance for vulnerable communities, which include women and non-binary people: Mentoring: Provide access to expert guidance from an extensive network of helpful mentors.


Columbia engineers built basic empathy into a robot

They designed a robot capable of predicting another robot’s intent, essentially placing itself in the shoes (or the little plastic wheels) of the second machine.
Here’s how engineers designed the experiment: They placed one robot in a 3-foot by 2-foot playpen and programmed it to travel toward any…

Acceptance of Industrial Collaborative Robots by People With Disabilities in Sheltered Workshops

1R&D Division Manufacturing, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany 2R&D Division Health, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany 3Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology, Department of Health Services Research, Carl von Ossietzky Universität…

Women in Robotics Update: Melonee Wise, Maren Bennewitz, Alicia Casals

Introducing the seventh post in our new series of Women in Robotics Updates, featuring Melonee Wise, Maren Bennewitz and Alicia Casals and from our first “25 women in robotics you need to know about” list in 2014.


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Residency Program

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Residency Program is a one-year research training position designed to give you hands-on experience with artificial intelligence research while working in Facebook AI.
The program will pair you with an AI Researcher and Engineer who will both guide your project.

Project InnerEye: Augmenting cancer radiotherapy workflows with deep learning and open source

Deep learning (DL) models can help with these segmentation tasks.
The first part of the webinar will focus on a research study that evaluates the potential clinical impact of DL models within the context of radiotherapy planning procedures.

Going From Not Being Able To Code To Deep Learning Hero

Version control can give you superpowers To work on our next leg, we move to version control.
It is a small command line program that can change any directory into a git repository.
Thankfully, GitHub created its own command line tool, the gh cli.

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