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Facebook AI dataset creates virtual tours of NYC neighborhoods

“Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) group has published a dataset to support a project called Talk the Walk, which aims to train AI systems to serve as virtual tour guides. The dataset includes maps of New York City neighborhoods, 360-degree photos of the neighborhoods, and sample text of humans guiding other humans through them. The… Continue Reading

Inside Facebook, Twitter and Google’s AI battle over your social lives

CNET: “When you sign up for Facebook on your phone, the app isn’t just giving you the latest updates and photos from your friends and family. In the background, it’s utilizing the phone’s gyroscope to detect subtle movements that come from breathing. It’s measuring how quickly you tap on the screen, and even looking at… Continue Reading

All Ears: Always-On Listening Devices Could Soon Be Everywhere

WSJ (paywall) – “…We’re moving toward a world in which everything with a plug or battery can respond to a voice command. Apple’s next AirPods could have many of the capabilities that Vesper claims its microphones will enable, such as built-in noise cancellation. (In the past, Apple has used several suppliers for its microphones.) Meanwhile,… Continue Reading

Law Librarians Ready to Dive Into Tech

Law.com: “In September 2017, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) published a powerful essay penned by Ed Walters. Walters exhorts law librarians to roll up their sleeves and wield for themselves the powerful tools grouped under the umbrella of “artificial intelligence.” The full benefits of AI, he argues, will be only be realized in a… Continue Reading

Move Over Westlaw – Meet the Next-Generation Westlaw Edge, With Advanced AI and Analytics

LawSites – Robert Ambrogi on July 12, 2012 – “It was eight years ago that Thomson Reuters unveiled WestlawNext to great fanfare, eventually phasing out classic Westlaw entirely. A lot has changed in those eight years, both in the legal market and in legal technology. Today, Thomson Reuters is officially announcing its next-generation legal research… Continue Reading

Algorithms and Justice

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society examines the role of the state in the development and deployment of algorithmic technologies. Jul 11, 2018 I. Introduction Our work on “Algorithms and Justice,” as part of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, explores ways in which government institutions are increasingly using artificial intelligence, algorithms,… Continue Reading

Applying Machine Learning Algorithms to Map-Making

Center for Data Innovation: “GPS service provider Telanav has released a dataset of over 50,000 street-level images of common road signs to foster the development of machine learning algorithms for map-making. The images are manually annotated and include more than 55,000 signs from over twenty types of signs, including traffic, turn restriction, and speed limit… Continue Reading

Will Google Duplex AI replace call centers?

Quartz – “The robots on the other side of the customer support line could soon start to sound a lot more human. Google is reportedly shopping its Duplex AI system around as a tool for call centers, according to The Information, including a large insurance company. Duplex would handle simple calls for the insurance company,… Continue Reading

The Cadwalader Cabinet, A Machine Learning Research Platform

“Artificial Lawyer recently caught up with Steven Lofchie, a New York partner in the Financial Services Department at top US law firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, to hear about the firm’s custom-built legal research and knowledge management platform that leverages machine learning, known as the Cabinet. The Cadwalader Cabinet provides analysis of US financial regulation… Continue Reading

New books – Wars of None: AI, Big Data, and the Future of Insurgency

Lawfare: “…The definitive work on emerging technology and insurgency has yet be written, but two recent books offer suggestions for how the era of big data and AI will affect the United States’ modern conflicts. Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict, by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro, offers few… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Policy and Research

Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Policy and Research; GAO-18-644T: Published: Jun 26, 2018. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2018. “Artificial intelligence (AI) could improve human life and economic competitiveness—but it also poses new risks. The Comptroller General convened a Forum on AI to consider the policy and research implications of AI’s use in… Continue Reading