Artificial Intelligence: Week #41 | 2020

Original article was published by Sage Elliott on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


Artificial Intelligence: Week #41 | 2020

This week in AI & Machine Learning: AI improves video streaming, making whiskey taste better, python 3.9 released, build an object detector, creating art with robots, and more.

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Artificial Intelligence News:

NVIDIA announced MAXINE, a cloud AI video streaming platform. One of the most interesting features is the ability to greatly reduce bandwidth needed for high quality video streaming. MAXINE does this by utilizing GANs to reconstruct faces with small amounts of data. With video streaming being utilized more than ever, this breakthrough can bring the streaming services to more parts of the world and save on costly data bills.

Researchers at Virginia Tech are using machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to better understand flavor descriptions. It turns out that accurately describing tastes is a very hard problem since many flavors are subjective. Using thousands of reviews combined with NLP they hope to gain insight about how to more accurately describe flavors. I’ll be looking forward to reading the Ph.D dissertation so I can find a new favorite whiskey.

The new partnership between Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and Amazon Web Services (AWS) looks to advance machine learning to improve healthcare screenings for both cancer and depression.