Data Phoenix Digest - ISSUE 34

The launch of PyTorch Live, training a DCGAN in PyTorch, text classification with BERT in PyTorch, transformers from scratch, Machine-in-the-Loop rewriting for creative image captioning, TorchGeo, LILA, OpenPrompt, WaveFake, books, jobs, and more ...

Dmitry Spodarets
Dmitry Spodarets


What's new this week?

The launch of PyTorch Live. A new kid of the AWS AI/ML stack — Amazon SageMaker Canvas. AI advances in biology, art, chemistry, and more.

  • Meta announces PyTorch Live, a set of tools designed to make AI-powered experiences for mobile devices easier using JavaScript, to build apps for Android and iOS.
  • AWS releases Amazon SageMaker Canvas, a new visual, no code capability that allows to build ML models and generate predictions without writing code or requiring ML expertise.
  • Biology is up for an AI/ML revolution. We are getting closer to being able to ‘program biology’ for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Challenges are numerous, however.
  • A new machine-learning model developed by MIT researchers has the potential to enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do.
  • Botto, an AI-powered program that creates art, has been on the market for five weeks and has raked in more than €1 million from its first four NFT artworks at auction.
  • A Columbia Engineering team has developed a new computation technique that can accurately predict the reduction temperature of metal oxides to their base metals.

Funding News

  • FJDynamics, a robotics startup, closes a Series B round of $70M as it advances its goal to empower workers in the harshest environment with robotic technologies.
  • CloudTrucks, an enabler of cloud technology in trucking, raises $115M to keep building the tools for trucking entrepreneurs to succeed and thrive in the industry.
  • Simpro, a field service management software company, raises $350M from K1 Investment Management with participation from existing investor Level Equity.


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