In a new paper published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, DeepMind presents AlphaFold2, a redesigned neural-network system based on last year’s AlphaFold that can predict protein structures with atomic-level accuracy.
A research team from the University of Melbourne, Facebook AI, and Twitter Cortex proposes a black-box test method for assessing and debugging the numerical translation of neural machine translation systems in a systematic manner. The approach reveals novel types of errors that are general across multiple state-of-the-art translation systems.
On July 20, Quanergy Systems announced its 3D LiDAR solution has been selected to support the development of an Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) system in Busan, South Korea. The ICT system is a key component of the South Korean government’s strategy to build data driven IoT smart cities. Busan is one of the pilot cities for the initiative.
On July 21, the chip giant Intel announced its second-quarter financial report. The report shows that Intel’s revenue in the second quarter was USD 19.631 billion, and its net profit was USD 5.061 billion, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the same period last year.
A research team from Microsoft, Zhejiang University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Denver proposes Only-Train-Once (OTO), a one-shot DNN training and pruning framework that produces a slim architecture from a full heavy model without fine-tuning while maintaining high performance.
A Google Research team proposes Wordcraft, a text editor with a built-in AI-powered creative writing assistant. Wordcraft uses few-shot learning and the natural affordances of conversation to support a variety of user interactions; and can help with story planning, writing and editing.
A research team from Taichi Graphics, MIT CSAIL, Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University and Kuaishou Technology introduces a programming language and compiler for quantized simulation that achieves both high performance and significantly reduced memory costs by enabling flexible and aggressive quantization.
On July 7, the University of Texas at Austin announced that it has teamed up with major wireless companies to set up a new 6G research center, the 6G@UT. Founding affiliates Samsung, AT&T, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and InterDigital will each fund at least two projects for three years at the center.
A research team from Baidu proposes ERNIE 3.0, a unified framework for pretraining large-scale, knowledge-enhanced models that can easily be tailored for both natural language understanding and generation tasks with zero-shot learning, few-shot learning or fine-tuning, and achieves state-of-the-art results on NLP tasks.
A research team from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Education Shaanxi Normal University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and ETH Zurich encodes the basic belief assignment (BBA) into quantum states and implements them on a quantum circuit, aiming to utilize quantum computation characteristics to better handle belief functions.
University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence researchers say human evaluations are no longer the gold standard for evaluating natural language generation models, as evaluators’ focus on surface-level text qualities degrades their ability to accurately assess current NLG models’ overall capabilities.
As the dynamic computational graph is widely supported by many machine learning frameworks, GPU memory utilization for training on a dynamic computational graph becomes a key specification of these frameworks. In the recently released v1.4, MegEngine provides a way to reduce the GPU memory usage by additional computation using Dynamic Tensor Rematerialization (DTR) technique and further engineering optimization, which makes large batch size training on a single GPU possible.
At the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) held in Shanghai on July 9, Daosheng Tang, the senior vice exectuvie of Tencent and president of the Tencent cloud and smart industry group, said that the company’s Yangtze River AI Supercomputing Center with RMB 45 billion (approx. USD 7 billion) investment will soon commence operation.
A research team from ByteDance AI Lab, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Nanjing University wins the ACL 2021 best paper award. Their proposed Vocabulary Learning via Optimal Transport (VOLT) approach leverages optimal transport to automatically find an optimal vocabulary without trial training.
A research team from Facebook AI and UC Berkeley finds a solution for vision transformers’ optimization instability problem by simply using a standard, lightweight convolutional stem for ViT models. The approach dramatically increases optimizer stability and improves peak performance without sacrificing computation efficiency.
A research team from Microsoft Research Asia, University of Science and Technology of China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University takes advantage of the inherent spatiotemporal locality of videos to present a pure-transformer backbone architecture for video recognition that leads to a better speed-accuracy trade-off.
A research team from University of Cambridge, Imperial College London & Twitter, UCLA, MPI-MIS, and SJTU & UNSW proposes CW Networks (CWNs), a message-passing scheme that operates on regular cell complexes and achieves stronger expressive power than graph neural networks (GNNs).
On June 28, Shenzhen promulgated the draft of Regulations on the Promotion of Artificial Intelligence Industry of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, which seeks to establish an overarching framework for AI, such as the approval framework for market entrance of AI products and services.
According to media reports on June 28, South Korea is investing KRW 1.1 trillion (USD 1 billion) on L4-level self-driving, involving the government’s science, transport and police units. The government task force also announced 53 projects for commercializing L4 and high levels of autonomous driving by 2027.