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What the research is: What if you could search for specific video content — “sheepdogs on speedboats,” say, or “child in green hat singing the ABC song” — and receive an accurate, complete list of results, regardless of how the videos were tagged? Or, picture the reverse: You describe a scene — or upload atmospheric …

OpenAI’s latest picture-making AI is amazing—but raises questions about what we mean by intelligence. When OpenAI revealed its picture-making neural network DALL-E in early 2021, the program’s human-like ability to combine different concepts in new ways was striking. The string of images that DALL-E produced on demand were surreal and cartoonish, but they showed that the …

Embeddings are one of the most versatile techniques in machine learning, and a critical tool every ML engineer should have in their toolbelt. It’s a shame, then, that so few of us understand what they are and what they’re good for! The problem, perhaps, is that embeddings sound slightly abstract and esoteric: In machine learning, an embedding …

At just one year old, a baby is more dexterous than a robot. Sure, machines can do more than just pick up and put down objects, but we’re not quite there as far as replicating a natural pull towards exploratory or sophisticated dexterous manipulation goes. OpenAI gave it a try with “Dactyl” (meaning “finger” from …

Shortly after the new year 2021, the Media Synthesis community at Reddit began to become more than usually psychedelic. The board became saturated with unearthly images depicting rivers of blood, Picasso’s King Kong, a Pikachu chasing Mark Zuckerberg, Synthwave witches, acid-induced kittens, an inter-dimensional portal, the industrial revolution and the possible child of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. These bizarre images were generated by inputting short phrases into …

Students across Australia have started the new school year using pencils, pens and keyboards to learn to write. In workplaces, machines are also learning to write, so effectively that within a few years they may write better than humans. Sometimes they already do, as apps like Grammarly demonstrate. Certainly, much everyday writing humans now do …

The trend toward the use of massive AI models to power a large number of tasks is changing how AI is built. At Microsoft Build 2020, we shared our vision for AI at Scale utilizing state-of-the-art AI supercomputing in Azure and a new class of large-scale AI models enabling next-generation AI. The advantage of large scale models is that …

In June, OpenAI unveiled the largest language model in the world, a text-generating tool called GPT-3 that can write creative fiction, translate legalese into plain English, and answer obscure trivia questions. It’s the latest feat of intelligence achieved by deep learning, a machine learning method patterned after the way neurons in the brain process and store information. But it …

Multiyear partnership founded on shared values of trustworthiness and empowerment, and an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence. Microsoft Corp. and OpenAI, two companies thinking deeply about the role of AI …