Article: This AI Can Generate Convincing Text—and Anyone Can Use It

Code, Open Software, Open Source

This AI Can Generate Convincing Text—and Anyone Can Use It

Some of the most dazzling recent advances in artificial intelligence have come thanks to resources only available at big tech companies, where thousands of powerful computers and terabytes of data can be as copious as free granola bars and nap pods.

A new project aims to show this needn’t be the case, by cobbling together the code, data, and computer power needed to reproduce one of the most epic—and potentially useful—AI algorithms developed in recent years.

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Article: Propelling Artificial Intelligence Forward with Open Source Technology

Open Source

Propelling Artificial Intelligence Forward with Open Source Technology

Despite economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry has continued to grow and is forecasted to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years. However, the industry needs high-quality training data to support this growth.

It’s not surprising then that as the AI industry has grown, the data labeling industry is growing rapidly in tandem. The data annotation tools market size was more than $700 million in 2019 and is predicted to grow by more than 30% in the next six years. As the demand for training data increased, there has also been an increase in offerings from different data labeling tools and partners.

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Article: A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

Geospatial, Open Data

A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) recently published their second edition of Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management. I blogged about the first edition here. Below are some of the excerpts I found interesting or noteworthy. The report itself is a 50-page document (PDF 7.1Mb).

  • The integration of smart technologies and efficient governance models will increase and the mantra of ‘doing more for less’ is more relevant than ever before.

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