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Does AI need sleep?
Good morning! What better way to get over that mid-week hump than to explore the latest in AI? 😁
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Appetizer: Dollar General uses AI to save a buck 💰
Entrée: AI needs sleep to learn 😴
Dessert: China approved 40 AI models in the past 6 months 🤖
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DOLLAR GENERAL USES AI TO SAVE A BUCK 💰
Did you hear about the man who bought a wig from the dollar store?
It was a small price toupee. 🧑🦲
What’s new? Dollar General is implementing AI to enhance its produce purchasing strategies.
How will this work? Dollar General is partnering with Shelf Engine, which offers an extensive machine learning model capable of analyzing vast amounts of company data and generating accurate forecasts and other inventory insights to inform purchasing decisions. It also automates the purchasing process to ensure there is always fresh product on the shelves.
Why? Businesses of all kinds are looking for ways to implement AI into their data-driven decisions. Allen Warch, VP of food and fresh merchandising at Dollar General, stated, “This collaboration is a strategic step toward improving our operational efficiency while serving our customers with improved in-stock levels of fresh produce.” Dollar General aiming to deploy the technology across 3,000 stores within the next few weeks.
AI NEEDS SLEEP TO LEARN 😴
Q: Why are tall people always so well rested?
A: Because they sleep longer in bed. 🛏️
What’s new? Researchers at the University of Catania, Italy have developed a novel training method called wake-sleep consolidated learning (WSCL), inspired by the human brain’s ability to reinforce information during sleep.
What problem does this solve? This training method seeks to address the issue of “catastrophic forgetting,” where AI models lose proficiency in previously mastered tasks when learning new ones.
How does it work? WSCL attempts to solve catastrophic forgetting by mimicking the way human brains reinforce new information. According to New Scientist, “People shuffle short-term memories of experiences and lessons learned throughout the day into long-term memories while sleeping.” The researchers propose that this method of learning can be applied to any existing AI through a deliberate process. WSCL involves traditional training phases and “sleep” periods where the AI reviews both recent and past data. Additionally, a crucial “dreaming” phase exposes the AI to entirely novel data, encouraging the merging of digital “neurons” and fostering adaptability. Research experiments demonstrated a notable accuracy boost in systems trained by WSCL, with sleep-trained models outperforming traditional ones by 2-12% in image identification tasks.
CHINA APPROVED 40 AI MODELS IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS 🤖
If everything was made in China … then how was China made? 🤔
What’s happening? The Chinese government has approved over 40 AI models for public use in the past six months. The exact list of approved companies and models, however, remains undisclosed.
Want some details? In a bid to catch up with the United States in AI development, Chinese regulators sanctioned 14 large language models (LLMs) in the latest batch of approvals, including notable recipients like Xiaomi Corp, 4Paradigm, and 01.AI. This marks the fourth wave of approvals since Beijing initiated the requirement for tech companies to obtain regulatory approval for their LLMs last August. China’s prominent ChatGPT-like chatbot, Baidu’s Ernie Bot, boasts over 100 million users and serves as the most popular public model in China. With 130 LLMs accounting for 40% of the global total, China is positioned as a formidable contender in the AI landscape, trailing only slightly behind the United States (50%).
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