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Author » Oliver Peckham

Amazon re:MARS Highlights Intelligence from Shops to Space

Amazon hosted its inaugural re:MARS event back in 2019, with “MARS” here standing for machine learning, automation, robotics, and space. For the past two years, the event has been on hold due to the pandemic—but th Read more…

Apache Doris Analytical Database Graduates from Apache Incubator

Any candidate for the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and its arsenal of enterprise-grade, open-source software for the public good first goes through the Apache Incubator. Now, the latest project has graduated from the Read more…

OpenAI’s DALL·E 2 Is Surreal

About 15 months ago, OpenAI—famed for its eerily effective GPT-3 large language model—introduced a child system to that language model: the cleverly named “DALL·E,” a 12-billion parameter neural network that gen Read more…

MIT Advances Unsupervised Computer Vision with ‘STEGO’

Training machine learning models often means working with labeled data. For computer vision tasks, this might look, for instance, like an hour of camera footage from a car, meticulously sectioned by humans to designate r Read more…

GIST Researchers Make Robot Vision Breakthrough

Robot vision increasingly pervades processes ranging from manufacturing—where robots have to manipulate difficult objects—and autonomous driving—where cars have to identify and respond to different kinds of obstacl Read more…

New ‘CALF’ Algorithm Identifies Data Patterns, Predicts Risk for Disease

LASSO regression—short for “least absolute shrinkage and selection operator”—is considered a gold standard for identifying patterns in data. Now, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Renaissance Computing Institu Read more…

Google’s Massive New Language Model Can Explain Jokes

Nearly two years ago, OpenAI’s 175 billion-parameter GPT-3 language model opened the world’s eyes to what large language models (LLMs) could accomplish with relatively little input, sensibly answering questions, tran Read more…

Data Integrity Firm Highlights High-Risk Wildfire Areas in Texas

Increasingly brutal and early wildfire seasons have regularly devastated arid regions of the United States, annually burning millions of acres of land and causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Predicting these a Read more…

Can We Trust AI — and Is That Even the Right Question?

AI is becoming more ubiquitous, from everyday voice assistants and online shopping to healthcare and workplace management — but can we trust it? That question was the headline of a panel called “Can We Trust AI?” d Read more…

Report: Despite Cloud Growth, Clear Skies Ahead for Hardware Spending

Cloud technologies are increasingly ubiquitous in business environments, with more and more previously on-prem services being delivered via cloud services rather than purchased hardware — particularly in support of rem Read more…

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