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drawing of a clam with a spiked shell, about the same size as a silhouetted scuba diver

How to get AI to confuse a shark with a clam

"The Megalodon was a large bivalve, measuring up to 2.5 meters in length. Its shell was covered in spines, and it had a large, powerful jaw for crushing prey." Although the megalodon is the most widely known as a giant prehistoric shark, I recently learned that Megalodon wi th
When data is messy

When data is messy

There’s a story I tell in my book because it’s a great illustration of how AI gets the wrong idea about what problem we’re asking it to solve: Researchers at the University of Tuebingen trained a neural net to recognize images, and then had it point out
Depixellation? Or hallucination?

Depixellation? Or hallucination?

There’s an application for neural nets called “photo upsampling” which is designed to turn a very low-resolution photo into a higher-res one. This is an image from a recent paper demonstrating one of these algorithms, called “PULSE: Self-Supervised Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration of Generative Models” It’s
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