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- We’ve created GPT-4, the latest milestone in OpenAI’s effort in scaling up deep learning. GPT-4 is a large multimodal model (accepting image and text inputs, emitting text outputs) that, while less capable than humans in many real-world scenarios, exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks.
- Developers can now integrate ChatGPT and Whisper models into their apps and products through our API.
- Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence—AI systems that are generally smarter than humans—benefits all of humanity.
- We’re clarifying how ChatGPT’s behavior is shaped and our plans for improving that behavior, allowing more user customization, and getting more public input into our decision-making in these areas.
Edu Tech News
- by Peter Dizikes | MIT News OfficeWork of the Future Initiative co-directors Julie Shah and Ben Armstrong describe their vision of “positive-sum automation.”
- by Adam Zewe | MIT News OfficeNew repair techniques enable microscale robots to recover flight performance after suffering severe damage to the artificial muscles that power their wings.
- by Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeRobotic parts could be assembled into nimble spider bots for exploring lava tubes or heavy-duty elephant bots for transporting solar panels.
- by Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeBy keeping data fresh, the system could help robots inspect buildings or search disaster zones.
- by Ken Shulman | Arts at MIT“Introduction to Physical Computing for Artists” at the MIT Student Art Association teaches students to use circuits, wiring, motors, sensors, and displays by developing their own kinetic artworks.
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- Successful communication and cooperation have been crucial for helping societies advance throughout history. The closed environments of board games can serve as a sandbox for modelling and investigating interaction and communication – and we can learn a lot from playing them. In our recent paper, published today in Nature Communications, we show how artificial agents can use communication to better cooperate in the board game Diplomacy, a vibrant domain in artificial intelligence (AI) research, known for its focus on alliance building.
- Game-playing artificial intelligence (AI) systems have advanced to a new frontier. Stratego, the classic board game that’s more complex than chess and Go, and craftier than poker, has now been mastered. Published in Science, we present DeepNash, an AI agent that learned the game from scratch to a human expert level by playing against itself.
- NeurIPS is the world’s largest conference in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and we’re proud to support the event as Diamond sponsors, helping foster the exchange of research advances in the AI and ML community. Teams from across DeepMind are presenting 47 papers, including 35 external collaborations in virtual panels and poster sessions.
- Most artificial intelligence (AI) researchers now believe that writing computer code which can capture the nuances of situated interactions is impossible. Alternatively, modern machine learning (ML) researchers have focused on learning about these types of interactions from data. To explore these learning-based approaches and quickly build agents that can make sense of human instructions and safely perform actions in open-ended conditions, we created a research framework within a video game environment.Today, we’re publishing a paper [INSERT LINK] and collection of videos, showing our early steps in building video game AIs that can understand fuzzy human concepts – and therefore, can […]
AI – Learning – Use Cases
- Reinforcement learning provides a conceptual framework for autonomous agents to learn from experience, analogously to how one might train a pet with treats. But practical applications of reinforcement learning are often far from natural: instead of using RL to learn through trial and error by actually attempting the desired task, typical RL applications use a separate (usually simulated) training phase. For example, AlphaGo did not learn to play Go by competing against thousands of humans, but rather by playing against itself in simulation. While this kind of simulated training is appealing for games where the rules are perfectly known, applying […]
- To regulate the distribution shift experience by learning-based controllers, we seek a mechanism for constraining the agent to regions of high data density throughout its trajectory (left). Here, we present an approach which achieves this goal by combining features of density models (middle) and Lyapunov functions (right). In order to make use of machine learning and reinforcement learning in controlling real world systems, we must design algorithms which not only achieve good performance, but also interact with the system in a safe and reliable manner. Most prior work on safety-critical control focuses on maintaining the safety of the physical system, […]
- Deep neural networks have enabled technological wonders ranging from voice recognition to machine transition to protein engineering, but their design and application is nonetheless notoriously unprincipled. The development of tools and methods to guide this process is one of the grand challenges of deep learning theory. In Reverse Engineering the Neural Tangent Kernel, we propose a paradigm for bringing some principle to the art of architecture design using recent theoretical breakthroughs: first design a good kernel function – often a much easier task – and then “reverse-engineer” a net-kernel equivalence to translate the chosen kernel into a neural network. Our […]
- Why do Policy Gradient Methods work so well in Cooperative MARL? Evidence from Policy RepresentationIn cooperative multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL), due to its on-policy nature, policy gradient (PG) methods are typically believed to be less sample efficient than value decomposition (VD) methods, which are off-policy. However, some recent empirical studies demonstrate that with proper input representation and hyper-parameter tuning, multi-agent PG can achieve surprisingly strong performance compared to off-policy VD methods. Why could PG methods work so well? In this post, we will present concrete analysis to show that in certain scenarios, e.g., environments with a highly multi-modal reward landscape, VD can be problematic and lead to undesired outcomes. By contrast, PG methods with […]
- FIGS (Fast Interpretable Greedy-tree Sums): A method for building interpretable models by simultaneously growing an ensemble of decision trees in competition with one another. Recent machine-learning advances have led to increasingly complex predictive models, often at the cost of interpretability. We often need interpretability, particularly in high-stakes applications such as in clinical decision-making; interpretable models help with all kinds of things, such as identifying errors, leveraging domain knowledge, and making speedy predictions. In this blog post we’ll cover FIGS, a new method for fitting an interpretable model that takes the form of a sum of trees. Real-world experiments and theoretical […]
- by Danielle SherryDo you make a spring shopping list for your garden? I do, although the way I develop that list has changed over the years. Now, instead of writing, say, “‘Blue…
- by Joseph TychonievichSnow and cold doesn’t stop these brave flowers
- by Carol CollinsAuthor Laura Trowbridge got readers thinking about how to use annuals in Fine Gardening Issue 177, then she showed us how to make changes as a garden matures in Issue 210.…
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Nutrition & Health
- by Tobias LeenaertThis is an interview I hosted with Peter Singer at the CARE Conference 2022 in Warsaw. We discussed the state of the animal rights movement, what we need more and less of, how the future looks, what he changed his mind about, career options, effective altruism, intersectionality, how Peter Singer feels and other topics. The post An interview with Peter Singer appeared first on The Vegan Strategist.
- by Tobias LeenaertThe intention behind this presentation, given at the CARE conference in 2022, is to both recognize the negative feelings activists may sometimes feel, as well as to inspire them to keep going. I talk about my own doubts and despair, but show that there are good reasons to be optimistic about humanity, our movement, and […] The post Animal Activism between Despair and Hope appeared first on The Vegan Strategist.
- by Tobias LeenaertGerman/French tv channel ARTE produced an excellent five part documentary series called “Who we eat: the end of meat”. It features philosophers, entrepreneurs and activists who each give their views on where our food system needs to go and how it can get there. I’m one of the protagonists in the final part.You can watch […] The post Who we eat appeared first on The Vegan Strategist.
- by Tobias LeenaertNot so long ago, activist, podcaster and filmmaker Jack Hancock-Fairs did this interview with me. We talked about the state and the possibilities for improvement for animal activism, individual vs. institutional change, communication, avoiding burnout as an activist, wild animal suffering, and other topics. The post Interview with Humane Hancock appeared first on The Vegan Strategist.
- by Tobias LeenaertPlant-based food is hot. Maybe you’ve thought about investing in it, either just because you think such an investment might yield a good return down the road, and/or because you want your investments to align with your values of sustainability, health and compassion for animals. This article provides a brief overview of the options you […] The post Investing in the plant-based space: what are the options? appeared first on The Vegan Strategist.
- by KD Angle TraegnerThis vegan pepperoni is richly seasoned with onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, smoked paprika, and fennel seeds. The post Vegan Pepperoni Recipe from Crafting Seitan appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
- by KD Angle TraegnerValentine’s Day is tomorrow, there's not much time left to find the perfect gift. Last-minute vegan valentine gift-givers, allow me to help. The post 17 Last-Minute Vegan Valentines Gift Ideas appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
- by KD Angle TraegnerWhen cold temps come, it’s the perfect time to reach for the warm spices in your spice rack that bring the heat to dishes. The post Warm Spices for Cold Weather appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
- by KD Angle TraegnerTraveling with dogs & cats can be fun and rewarding, but it does take a bit of extra planning to do it safely. Always be prepared isn’t merely a good motto; it’s good advice too. The post Tips for Traveling with Dogs & Cats appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
- by KD Angle TraegnerDirty bird feeders are a breeding ground for disease that could decimate entire backyard bird populations. Here's how to keep those feeders clean. The post How (and Why) to Clean Your Winter Bird Feeder appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.
- Colorful, easy to make, and bursting with flavor: that is what these BBQ cauliflower and chickpea-filled tortillas are all about. The smokey marinade pairs especially well with the garlicky sauce and crispy red onions. We would definitely suggest adding a couple of slices of creamy avocado and a squeeze of zesty lime juice. Yum!
- Shakshuka is known as an easy and healthy breakfast option in many countries, but it can definitely be enjoyed at any time during the day. We gave our own plant-based spin to the classic dish and used silken tofu, which provides a very "eggy" feel to that of the traditional Shakshuka, especially when combined with kala namak salt.
- This baked rice dish is inspired by risotto but comes together with no fuss in just one baking dish. The lemon dill dressing gives the dish a seafood-like flavour, and the buttery cannellini beans add a lovely creamy texture to this hearty meal.
- This tastes like cheesecake on toast. The vegan whipped ricotta is perfectly creamy and the lemon zest with cooked berries adds the right zing and sweetness. It's a delicious combination for a protein-rich breakfast or snack.
- Frittata is originally an Italian open-face omelette made with eggs. This simple vegan frittata is flavourful, high in protein, and naturally gluten-free with kala namak added to give it a more authentic egg-y frittata flavour. You can enjoy it as a savoury breakfast, or a hearty lunch!
Vegan for Lazy Cats
- by AniaSupposedly we are nearing the start of spring, but our weather pattern is not in agreement. Although it depends on the day, some days it’s sunny and warm, others snow (or sleet more like) makes an appearance and there is a piercing chill in the air. I was a little lost in figuring out what […] The post Dairy free cheesecakes (no bake) appeared first on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
- by AniaSometimes all you are after at the end of a long day is a quick and comforting meal so I thought I would share one of my go to pastas with you. It never stays the same as it’s flexible and I have a tendency to tinker (I guess that’s why I ended up doing […] The post Vegan broccoli pasta with chick’n appeared first on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
- by AniaHope you have had a good week and are getting some well deserved rest over the weekend. My week has been turbulent but things are slowly settling down and I am grateful as it was a bit of a pressure cooker over here. Recipe wise although we’ve had a couple of sunny days days this […] The post Harissa tofu salad appeared first on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
- by AniaWe’ve recently come back from a short trip to Stockholm and I promised myself to make their famous cinnamon buns at home, I loved them so much. I mean it’s hard not to, unless you don’t like cinnamon or cardamom, which even the cinnamon buns are heavily laced with. I love them both so I […] The post Vegan kanelbullar – Swedish cinnamon buns appeared first on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
- by AniaI have not said goodbye to cozy comfort food just yet and I am glad I didn’t as the weather has taken a bit of a turn the past couple of days. I’m typing this as I procrastinate my run – it’s really cold and windy out and I simply don’t fancy it today. I […] The post Baked gnocchi with sprouts and leeks appeared first on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
Health & Aging
- by Andrea GrandsonTell us about yourself, at the personal level? My name is Mays and I live between London, Mallorca & Ibiza. I love the sunshine, oceans and nature and… View Article The post ANP Member Spotlight – Interview with Mays Al-Ali, founder of Healthy Mays appeared first on The ANP.
- by Andrea GrandsonThe post Meet Gabrielle Cheyney! Acupuncturist, Naturopath and Holistic Therapist appeared first on The ANP.
- by Tegan PhilpAs natural health practitioners most of us are aware of the term bio individuality, which makes for an interesting and varied approach when it comes to clients with… View Article The post Mycotoxins in clinical practice – testing and therapeutics appeared first on The ANP.
- by Tegan PhilpBy Beth Raven @ Cytoplan With an ageing population and a rising life expectancy, it is more important than ever to consider how to stay healthy as we… View Article The post Healthy ageing: nutrition and lifestyle support appeared first on The ANP.
- by Tegan PhilpPropolis has been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years. The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were all aware of its healing properties. These days propolis… View Article The post Propolis: The Bees’ Knees when it comes to Immune Support appeared first on The ANP.
Health & Science
- Get back into exercise and adopt a diet rich in cancer-protective foods, which will boost your health and may even help prevent breast cancer from coming back.
- Get back into exercise and adopt a diet rich in cancer-protective foods, which will boost your health and may even help prevent breast cancer from coming back.
- Some polyps, if allowed to grow, have the potential to develop into cancer, a transformation that can take 10 to 15 years. This long timeline highlights the importance of considering life expectancy in deciding which patients should have a repeat colonoscopy.
- According to a new paper by an international team of scientists, the chemical known as TCE may be associated with as much as a 500% increased risk for Parkinson’s disease.
- A faster way to identify bacterial infection in blood combines nanoparticles, AI, and ink-jet printer technology.