Greetings from the team at Alectio! Our newsletter this month is a little lighter on the written word and a little heavier on moving pictures than usual. We also have a webinar, a new website, and a roundup of the best ML stories and research we’ve read this month. Let’s get going:
We’re pleased to announce we made ourselves a brand new website! It’s where all our new content will be published, as well as all the resources you’ll see below. Heck, we even have our own mascot now. Head on over to alectio.com to check it out!
VIDEO: 5 Level explainer series
Let’s face it: there’s a lot of confusion around machine learning out there. We’re trying to do our part clearing that up. The premise of our new video series is simple: we take a complex concept and explain it in five escalating levels of difficulty, from kindergartener to ML expert. We’ve made a video for both machine learning and data labeling so far, with one centered around active learning coming later this week. We hope you enjoy them.
Since we were making videos this month, we thought we’d make one about our company. Hear why we started Alectio, how our technology works, and what it can do for your business.
WEBINAR: 5 Ways to Save on Data Labeling
Mark your calendar for September 29th! That’s when our founder and CEO Jennifer Prendki will be hosting a webinar on 5 ways you can save on data labeling. We’ll touch on everything from how to write instructions for the crowd to how to leverage machine learning to label data for machine learning. We hope you can join us!
OTHER PEOPLE’S STUFF
The Hidden Power of a Hideous T-Shirt
For some of us, an ugly wardrobe is part of our personality. For others, it’s a way to keep facial recognition algorithms for picking up on who we are.
How to Classify Images Without Labels
A great video that goes over some recent research on unsupervised image labeling. The companion paper is linked right here.
An Op-Ed by a Robot Who Comes in Peace
The UK’s Guardian recently enlisted an AI to write an op-ed, which is sobering to anyone who writes stuff for a living. Let’s just move on.
Google’s launching “new AI ethics services” by the year’s end. We have our own thoughts about creating responsible AI but it’s never bad to hear that the biggest tech companies are taking ethics seriously.
Facebook’s Hate Speech AI is…Less than Good
Speaking of ethical issues in our field, here’s a sobering look at the difficult task of moderating hate speech on one of the world’s busiest platforms.
That’s it for this month. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to this email or firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help you with anything. Stay safe and stay healthy.