India's Data Labelling Services, Chinese GPT3 & more in this week's Belamy

The Belamy

In a first of its kind survey conducted in India, we plan to analyse the current state of Responsible AI in India . The objective is to get an overview of the various efforts made by the Indian AI industry on responsible AI and where it is currently lacking. 

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India A Hotspot For Data Labelling Services

Many companies outsource data labelling and annotation so the data scientists can focus on algorithm development and avoid project delays. India has emerged as the top outsourcing destination for data labelling for apparent reasons.  

Since data labelling is a process-driven task, even a person with a high-school education can pick up the required skills. The market for data annotation and labelling is exploding in India.


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GPT-3’s Cheap Chinese Cousin

Chinese company Huawei has developed PanGu Alpha, a 750-gigabyte model that contains up to 200 billion parameters. It is being touted as the Chinese equivalent of GPT-3 and is trained on 1.1 terabytes of Chinese language ebooks, encyclopedias, news, social media posts, and websites.


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Europe & The Dream For Ethical AI

In the face of a growing chorus of criticisms and fears over the outsized power of AI, the European Commission has proposed its first legal framework on artificial intelligence.

The proposed regulations will cover EU citizens as well as companies operating in the area. As per the European Commission, the regulation aims to develop ‘human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI.’


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How To Take Full Advantage Of GPUs In Large Language Models

Language models have grown at a great pace. In a span of two years, the parameter count went from billions to a trillion. The memory on a single GPU falls short when training these large models. This is the reason researchers at NVIDIA and others have tried parallelism strategies.

For example, model parallelism enables splitting up of the parameters across multiple GPUs. Most of the model parallelism techniques are either difficult to use or scale.


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Hands-On Guides for ML Developers

Run Python Code In Parallel Using Multiprocessing

Getting Started With Deep Learning Using TensorFlow Keras

Getting Started With Computer Vision Using TensorFlow Keras

Complete Guide to Python Metaclasses

How Facebook’s D2Go Brings Detectron2 To Mobile


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PEOPLE & STARTUPS

Snapshots From Ujjwal Das Gupta's ML Journey At Google & Apple

Work-Life Balance Is An Outdated Term: Pooja Goyal, Avishkaar

Organisations Should Standardise Platforms With Consistent Design & Architecture: Ravinder Singh, Juniper Networks

How This IITian Built A No-Code Automated Video Communication Platform

COVID-19 Has Uncovered A Digital Divide Between Companies: Sudheesh Narayanan, Knowledge Lens

How This Voice AI Startup Is Creating Human-Like Conversations

How 2020 Turned It Around For Zoom: Interview with Sameer Raje, Head of India


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Open-Source Is Here To Stay

Open-source software has picked up momentum lately—especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the global economic slowdown, the open-source market gathered steam in 2020 to meet remote organisational needs.

As per GitHub, open-source project creation per any active user between late April 2019 and late April 2020 saw over 40 percent YOY growth.


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Why Is IBM Acquiring This AIOps Firm?

IBM is all set to acquire Turbonomic, the latest in a string of cloud computing acquisitions by the tech giant. Boston – based Turbonomic is an AI-powered application resource management company. The acquisition will help IBM boost its full-stack application observability and management efforts to ensure better performance and minimise cost using AIOps.


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BOTTOM OF THE NEWS

Here's what all happened last week.

‘India COVID Support': IIT Kanpur's Initiative To Help With Credible Information During Pandemic

Tech Mahindra Converts Its Office Cafeteria Into Covid Care Facility

Mayflower 400: World's First Unmanned Vessel To Navigate Across Atlantic

Co-founder Max Hodak Leaves Elon Musk’s Neuralink

IBM Opens A New Frontier For Semiconductors, Unveils World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology