2021 made 2020 look like a prequel. But despite all its turbulence, it was still a memorable year for us at AIM -
AIM was read by more than 23 million times in 2021
Despite the pandemic, we worked with more than 100 brands on their marketing campaigns
Added 40 new brands that worked with us
Did 100+ virtual events that touched 50k+ data science & AI enthusiasts.
Curated 2 custom conferences for leading tech brands
Did half a dozen data science hiring hackathons
Published more than 3500 articles & 100+ videos
Our team doubled since the start of the year
Created a new business unit called AIMrecruits, worked with more than 40+ brands on their data science hiring needs.
Launched AIM Leaders Council, with 50+ members
MachineHack is now considered the leading competitive coding platform for ML developers
Signing out of 2021; excited for 2022. Wish you all a very happy new year.
How ethical was AI in 2021?
In a hopeful turn of events, 2021 witnessed big tech companies, governments and judiciaries finally take some of the most foundational steps to curb the growth of unethical AI.
We’ve curated a side-by-side of the year’s biggest ethical AI fiascos and the possible positives.
NVIDIA’s GauGAN2 vs OpenAI’s GLIDE
Just a few days back, openAI released GLIDE (Guided Language to Image Diffusion for Generation and Editing), a new 3.5 billion parameter text-to-image generation model that outperformed DALL·E.
Around a month back, NVIDIA, which has been actively working in this area for quite some time, revealed the sequel to its GauGAN model, the GauGAN2, which allows users to create real landscape photos.
Meta’s Bean Machine
Bean Machine, Meta’s probabilistic programming system, is a PyTorch-based model to represent and learn about the uncertainties in ML models.
Still, in its beta phase, Bean Machine’s ‘uncertainty-aware’ learning algorithms allow the user to develop domain-specific probabilistic models and automatically identify its unobserved properties.
Bluefield Vs Fungible Tussle
According to NVIDIA, its BlueField-2 DPU was able to achieve 41.5M IOPS during a storage benchmark test and claimed that it delivers “more than 4x IOPS than any other DPU.”
NVIDIA made this claim in response to Fungible’s announcement last month that Fungible’s 10M IOPS storage demonstration, which was conducted with the San Diego Supercomputing Center, set new records for storage initiator performance on NVMe and TCP.
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“Chinese AI Dragon” goes public despite blacklisting
Chinese artificial intelligence startup SenseTime’s initial Hong Kong public offering plans to offer 1.5 billion shares to raise a total of US $741 million. The trading of shares is set to start on December 30.
This comes despite being blacklisted by the US government a few weeks back, which was supposed to derail this IPO process. It is now the largest AI software firm in Asia, with an estimated 11% market share and a market value of around US $16 billion.
Interesting Innovations From DeepMind & OpenAI In 2021
Innovation leader DeepMind put its best foot forward this year and released some mind-blowing systems with the potential to create a big impact.
Not even a decade old, OpenAI has made a name for itself as a leading AI research lab worldwide. It gave the world GPT-3 in 2020 – a path-breaking innovation that uses deep learning to give us a human-like text. This year, too, saw OpenAI testing its limits and continuing its streak in bringing out algorithms and models that can create a massive impact.
BOTTOM OF THE NEWS
Here's what all happened last week.