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The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport launched a consultation to gather expert insights on the National Data Strategy. We contributed to this consultation through the Association for Computing Machinery's European Technology Policy Committee, which is included in the full document outlining comments collected from the committee.
A great overview of the MLOps lifecycle, covering a simplified architecture of how all the constituent components interact as a machine learning model evolves. This includes the training, deployment, monitoring, and other more specific needs including scoping considerations and further terminology.
NLP is an essential part of the practical application of AI. Andrew NG and the team have put together a panel of experts in the NLP field where they dive into their current projects, and the future of NLP, as well as career advice for ML practitioners or non-MLEs hoping to break into NLP.
Uber deals with complex and large-scale challenges that require real time data queries across a broad range of distributed and varied datasets and datastores. In this blog post they cover how they leverage Apache Pinot to achieve low latency analytical queries across the Uber marketplace ecosystem in multi-cluster, multi-data-store contexts.
The data exchange podcast presents a conversation with Google AI Resident Jack Morris on Adversarial Attacks, Data Augmenttation and Adversarial Training in the field of NLP.
The topic for this week's featured production machine learning libraries is Adversarial Robustness. We are currently looking for more libraries to add - if you know of any that are not listed, please let us know or feel free to add a PR. The four featured libraries this week are:
  • AdvBox - generate adversarial examples from the command line with 0 coding using PaddlePaddle, PyTorch, Caffe2, MxNet, Keras, and TensorFlow. Includes 10 attacks and also 6 defenses. Used to implement StealthTshirt at DEFCON!
  • Foolbox - second biggest adversarial library. Has an even longer list of attacks - but no defenses or evaluation metrics. Geared more towards computer vision. Code easier to understand / modify than ART - also better for exploring blackbox attacks on surrogate models.
  • IBM Adversarial Robustness 360 Toolbox (ART) - at the time of writing this is the most complete off-the-shelf resource for testing adversarial attacks and defenses. It includes a library of 15 attacks, 10 empirical defenses, and some nice evaluation metrics. Neural networks only.
  • CleverHans - library for testing adversarial attacks / defenses maintained by some of the most important names in adversarial ML, namely Ian Goodfellow (ex-Google Brain, now Apple) and Nicolas Papernot (Google Brain). Comes with some nice tutorials!
If you know of any libraries that are not in the "Awesome MLOps" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request
As AI systems become more prevalent in society, we face bigger and tougher societal challenges. We have seen a large number of resources that aim to takle these challenges in the form of AI Guidelines, Principles, Ethics Frameworks, etc, however there are so many resources it is hard to navigate. Because of this we started an Open Source initiative that aims to map the ecosystem to make it simpler to navigate. You can find multiple principles in the repo - some examples include the following:
If you know of any guidelines that are not in the "Awesome AI Guidelines" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request
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