Miramar Pulse – June 2019

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Catherine Russ

A round-up of some of the most interesting Artificial Intelligence news our team have read in the last month.

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Welcome to the June 2019 issue of Miramar Pulse!

Artificial Intelligence isn’t a new phenomenon, having been around since the 1950s. However, tech leaders and research firms are now asserting that AI will be fundamental for businesses in the very near future - but it carries risks too.

Articles we've loved in June

Evaluation benchmarks for AI

Evaluation benchmarks for AI

Facebook, Google and others will together set benchmarks for AI. The benchmarks are designed to promote best practice and boost innovation. They centre around three common machine learning tasks: image classification, object detection and machine translation.

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AI brings Mona Lisa to life

AI brings Mona Lisa to life

The subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers. The video, achieved from a single photo, shows the model in the portrait moving her head, eyes and mouth. It's the latest iteration of so-called deepfake technology.

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The risks of deepfake tech

The risks of deepfake tech

The potential risks in deepfakes have caught the attention of high-level security agencies and tech businesses across the world. A new project by AI Foundation aims to help people identify deepfake videos and avoid falling for AI manipulation.

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UK gov is among the ‘most prepared’ for AI revolution

UK gov among ‘most prepared’ for AI revolution

The UK government AI Council features a range of industry talent, from representatives of companies using it for their operations, to policymakers aiming to overcome adoption barriers while ensuring safe integration.

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