2018 will go down as a year of many developments in the emerging technology landscape. Besides talks about artificial intelligence becoming mainstream, the technology was also at the centre of constant speculations and brainstorming by AI experts. With the year 2018 coming to an end, we list down the top 10 AI tweets that blew our collective minds this year– better known as the year of maturation of AI ecosystem around the world.
Here Are The Top Tweets Of 2018
1| The year began with AI guru Andrew Ng, founder of Coursera and a well-known AI influencer announcing the self-driving car company Drive.ai being launched.
After decades of anticipation, practical self-driving cars are here. @driveai_ will deploy a self-driving car service for public use in Texas starting in July. Details here: https://t.co/B0z3cYe2SR pic.twitter.com/aTFYcMiPbC
— Andrew Ng (@AndrewYNg) May 7, 2018
2| The second tweet that rocked the AI world was by Demis Hassabis, Founder of DeepMind AI on how AI can predict the 3D structure of the protein which could help in drug discovery in future.
Proteins are essential to life. Predicting their 3D structure is a major unsolved challenge in biology and could impact disease understanding and drug discovery. I’m excited to announce that we have won the CASP13 protein folding competition! #AlphaFold https://t.co/jGXR3e0lfh
— Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) December 3, 2018
3| Joining the Twitter chorus was billionaire and Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk who sparked confusion about AI to reach or be the first inhabitant on planet Mars by just tweeting “30%” to a post of Demis Hassabis.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2018
4| Amidst this Twitter storm, PyTorch developer Soumith Chintala tweeted how Tensorflow understands GPU programming about which it knows nothing about.
Tensor Comprehensions: einstein-notation like language transpiles to CUDA, and autotuned via evolutionary search to maximize perf.
Know nothing about GPU programming? Still write high-performance deep learning.@PyTorch integration coming in <3 weeks.https://t.co/cA3bIvi5G4 pic.twitter.com/ucbBMRZQPN
— Soumith Chintala (@soumithchintala) February 14, 2018
5| Pytorch Developer Soumith Chintala added fired another salvo, underscoring how AI is taking over the world by tweeting how OpenAI is beating the world of gaming and also drubbing real professional gamers.
OpenAI demonstrates remarkable progress in a limited version of 5v5 Dota using two concepts that we didn't think can learn long time-scale strategies: selfplay, LSTM. Carefully designed reward functions are notable — intermediate, global, team-spirit.https://t.co/GBTw1e7ERR
— Soumith Chintala (@soumithchintala) June 25, 2018
6| After the seemingly euphoric cacophony around AI, there was one that created a chilling fear about AI and its consequences. Evan Kristel, Social Media AI Influencer tweeted about an AI-based autonomous vehicle that crosses the street through Artificial Imagery Eyes.
— Evan Kirstel at #WHCC19 #WashingtonDC (@evankirstel) September 24, 2018
7| The seventh tweet that shocked us was by AI influencer Spiros Margaris on Japan’s Most Advanced Humanoid Robot HRP 500 which looks like any Autobots from the movie “Transformer”.
Japan's New #Humanoid #Robot HRP-5P, and More https://t.co/naGr9uOVUP #fintech #insurtech #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #robotics @IEEESpectrum @jblefevre60 @JohnSnowai @ipfconline1 @Xbond49 @alvinfoo @kuriharan pic.twitter.com/0S9VEbSetL
— Spiros Margaris (@SpirosMargaris) September 30, 2018
8| Dr.GP Pulipaka tweeted on how MRI images created by AI can make us learn better the deep learning models.
— Dr. GP Pulipaka (@gp_pulipaka) September 25, 2018
9 | Not to be left behind, Director of AI at TESLA, Andrej Karpathy tweeted about how the automotive major is doing whopping 1.28M images over 90 epochs with 68K batches.
last fun thing to think about is that we're doing 1.28M images over 90 epochs with 68K batches, so the entire optimization is ~1700 updates to converge. How lucky for us that our Universe allows us to trade that much serial compute for parallel compute in training neural nets
— Andrej Karpathy (@karpathy) November 16, 2018
10 | The final tweet centred around an AI paper which made researchers think how irrelevant information should not be discarded with regards to ResNet performance when Sander Deilemen, Research Scientist, Deep Mind AI tweeted about a paper published this. (iRev Net Paper).
The i-RevNet paper (https://t.co/nYfKVdvT9X) challenges the commonly held belief that irrelevant information for the task at hand has to be discarded as the input propagates through the network (e.g. through pooling). i-RevNet doesn't do this and matches ResNet performance! (3/4)
— Sander Dieleman (@sedielem) August 15, 2018