Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back “deepfakes for text” AI

OpenAI, a non-profit research company investigating “the path to safe artificial intelligence,” has developed a machine learning system called Generative Pre-trained Transformer-2 (GPT-2 ), capable of generating text based on brief writing prompts. The result comes so close to mimicking human writing that it could potentially be used for “deepfake” …

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Catapult Ventures launches with $55 million seed fund for AI startups

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Sure, there is still much hyperbole around certain applications of AI (and whether they truly can be called AI), but with smart speakers topping Christmas shopping lists and commercial driverless taxi services now in operation, AI is more science fact than …

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Pros and Cons of Stratified Random Sampling

Stratified random sampling benefits researchers by enabling them to obtain a sample population that best represents the entire population being studied. All the same, this method of research is not without its disadvantages. Stratified Random Sampling: An Overview Stratified random sampling involves first dividing a population into subpopulations and then …

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