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Meet CSL: Facebook AI Approach Achieves 19% WER Reduction for ASR Under Ultra Low-Resource Conditions

A research team from Facebook AI proposes a Contrastive Semi-supervised Learning (CSL) approach that synthesizes pseudo-labelling and contrastive losses to improve the stability of learned speech representations for automatic speech recognition (ASR).

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Microsoft Ignite 2019 | From Office to Cortex and Beyond – How AI Is Making a Difference at the World’s Most Valuable Company

“You’ll see AI infused into all our products and services across the company, from tools to help people be more productive at work, to Azure services that give our customers the flexibility to deploy AI capabilities in any environment,” said Microsoft Communications Corporate Vice President Frank Shaw.

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After Mastering Go and StarCraft, DeepMind Takes on Soccer

Having notched impressive victories over human professionals in Go, Atari Games, and most recently StarCraft 2 — Google’s DeepMind team has now turned its formidable research efforts to soccer. In a paper released last week, the UK AI company demonstrates a novel machine learning method that trains a team of AI agents to play a simulated version of “the beautiful game.”

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OpenAI Guards Its ML Model Code & Data to Thwart Malicious Usage

The San Francisco-based AI non-profit however has raised eyebrows in the research community with its unusual decision to not release the language model’s code and training dataset. In a statement sent to Synced, OpenAI explained the choice was made to prevent malicious use: “it’s clear that the ability to generate synthetic text that is conditioned on specific subjects has the potential for significant abuse.”

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IBM AI Debater Vs Human Champ

Debating is a hallmark of human civilization, and few do it better than World Debating Championship Finalist Harish Natarajan. Last night at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Natarajan stepped up against an AI-empowered debating machine from IBM.

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MIT Is Opening a $1Bn AI College

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced they will invest US$1 billion into a new college for artificial intelligence. The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing will “constitute both a global center for computing research and education, and an intellectual foundry for powerful new AI tools.”

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Millions Are Proposing to Alexa

Virtual personal assistants have become an integral part of our everyday lives. So much so that some people want to take the relationship with their digital friend to the next level. A new Business Insider article reveals that over one million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017.