Careful With That Scalpel: Improving Gradient Surgery With an EMA

Beyond minimizing a single training loss, many deep learning estimation pipelines rely on an auxiliary objective to quantify and encourage desirable properties of the model (e.g. performance on another dataset, robustness, agreement with a prior). Although the simplest approach to incorporating an auxiliary loss is to sum it with the training loss as a regularizer, …

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Mile-High AI: NVIDIA Research to Present Advancements in Simulation and Gen AI at SIGGRAPH

NVIDIA is taking an array of advancements in rendering, simulation and generative AI to SIGGRAPH 2024, the premier computer graphics conference, which will take place July 28 – Aug. 1 in Denver. More than 20 papers from NVIDIA Research introduce innovations advancing synthetic data generators and inverse rendering tools that can help train next-generation models. …

Is Your Chatbot Sabotaging Your Business? The Tell-Tale Signs and a Rescue Plan

It’s no exaggeration to say that chatbots are a mainstream technology. A whopping 88% of web users chatted with bots in the previous year. What’s more, 7 out of 10 find the experience positive. However, despite these promising statistics, there’s still a significant portion of users who have less-than-stellar experiences with conversational systems. The Dark …

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Palantir’s Response to OMB on Responsible Procurement of AI in Government

Editors Note: This blog post highlights Palantir’s response to a Request for Information pursuant to the 2023 Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI. For more information about Palantir’s contributions to AI Policy, visit our website here. Introduction At Palantir, we are proud to provide the institutions serving our societies with the vital software platforms …

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Using Agents for Amazon Bedrock to interactively generate infrastructure as code

In the diverse toolkit available for deploying cloud infrastructure, Agents for Amazon Bedrock offers a practical and innovative option for teams looking to enhance their infrastructure as code (IaC) processes. Agents for Amazon Bedrock automates the prompt engineering and orchestration of user-requested tasks. After being configured, an agent builds the prompt and augments it with …

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Your guide to CCAI Platform: The CCaaS that empowers agents and delights customers

Are you tired of clunky, outdated contact center software that exasperates your agents and leaves your customers frustrated? Google Cloud’s Contact Center AI Platform (CCAI Platform) is here to help. This platform is designed to empower your agents, streamline your operations, and elevate the customer experience. In this beginner-friendly guide, we’ll walk through the ins …

A new twist on artificial ‘muscles’ for safer, softer robots

Engineers have developed a new soft, flexible device that makes robots move by expanding and contracting — just like a human muscle. To demonstrate their new device, called an actuator, the researchers used it to create a cylindrical, worm-like soft robot and an artificial bicep. In experiments, the cylindrical soft robot navigated the tight, hairpin …

Accurate Knowledge Distillation via N-best Reranking

We propose utilizing n-best reranking to enhance Sequence-Level Knowledge Distillation (Kim and Rush, 2016) where we extract pseudo-labels for student model’s training data from top n-best hypotheses and leverage a diverse set of models with different inductive biases, objective functions or architectures, including some publicly-available large language models, to pick the highest-quality hypotheses as labels. …

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Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now supports advanced parsing, chunking, and query reformulation giving greater control of accuracy in RAG based applications

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that helps you implement the entire Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) workflow from ingestion to retrieval and prompt augmentation without having to build custom integrations to data sources and manage data flows, pushing the boundaries for what you can do in your RAG workflows. However, it’s …

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Faster API development with the Cloud Code plugin for API management

Developers are at the heart of API delivery, and they need tools that make the process faster and easier. Apigee is a powerful API management platform that helps enterprises build, manage, monetize and scale APIs with tools that help developers simplify and speed up API development. Apigee is accessible in the Google Cloud console, as …