Digests » 154

this week's favorite

Why AI is harder than we think

Since its beginning in the 1950s, the field of artificial intelligence has cycled several times between periods of optimistic predictions and massive investment ("AI spring") and periods of disappointment, loss of confidence, and reduced funding ("AI winter"). Even with today's seemingly fast pace of AI breakthroughs, the development of long-promised technologies such as self-driving cars, housekeeping robots, and conversational companions has turned out to be much harder than many people expected.

Google and UC Berkeley propose green strategies for large neural network training

A research team from Google and the University of California, Berkeley calculates the energy use and carbon footprint of large-scale models T5, Meena, GShard, Switch Transformer and GPT-3, and identifies methods and publication guidelines that could help reduce their CO2e footprint.

TorchPQ: Efficient Nearest Neighbor Search and Clustering on GPUs

TorchPQ is a python library for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search (ANNS) and Maximum Inner Product Search (MIPS) on GPU using Product Quantization (PQ) algorithm. TorchPQ is implemented mainly with PyTorch, with some extra CUDA kernels to accelerate clustering, indexing and searching.

The hitchhiker's guide to computer vision

Are you tired of this towardsdatascience/medium tutorials and posts about deep learning? Don’t panic. © Take another one.

Geometric foundations of Deep Learning

Geometric Deep Learning is an attempt for geometric unification of a broad class of ML problems from the perspectives of symmetry and invariance. These principles not only underlie the breakthrough performance of convolutional neural networks and the recent success of graph neural networks but also provide a principled way to construct new types of problem-specific inductive biases.