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Meet the Living Robot; PigeonBot With Real Feathers; DeepMind Introduces AlphaFold; PyTorch 1.4 Released

Synced Global AI Weekly January 19th

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Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism
Researchers hope the living robots, made up of masses of cells working in coordination, can help unlock the mysteries of cellular communication.

PigeonBot Uses Real Feathers to Explore How Birds Fly
In a paper published in Science Robotics, researchers at Stanford University have presented some new work on understanding exactly how birds maintain control by morphing the shape of their wings.
(Stanford University) / (IEEE SPECTRUM)

AlphaFold: Using AI for Scientific Discovery
AlphaFold — described in peer-reviewed papers now published in Nature and PROTEINS – is the culmination of several years of work, and builds on decades of prior research using large genomic datasets to predict protein structure.

PyTorch 1.4 Released, Domain Libraries Updated
The 1.4 release of PyTorch adds new capabilities, including the ability to do fine grain build level customization for PyTorch Mobile, and new experimental features including support for model parallel training and Java language bindings.


ImagineNet: Restyling Apps Using Neural Style Transfer
Researchers propose a neural solution by adding a new loss term to the original formulation, which minimizes the squared error in the uncentered cross-covariance of features from different levels in a CNN between the style and output images.
(Stanford University)

Using Neural Networks to Solve Advanced Mathematics Equations
Facebook AI has built the first AI system that can solve advanced mathematics equations using symbolic reasoning. Researchers leverage proven techniques in neural machine translation (NMT), training models to essentially translate problems into solutions.
(Facebook AI)

Revealing Neural Network Bias to Non-Experts Through Interactive Counterfactual Examples
Researchers present a preliminary design for an interactive visualization tool, CEB, to reveal biases in a commonly used AI method, Neural Networks (NN). CEB combines counterfactual examples and abstraction of an NN decision process to empower non-experts to detect bias.
(Drexel University & IT University of Copenhagen)

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