Google flings $25m at Social Good AI contest, Baidu’s whips up neural-net camera to treat eye diseases, and more • The Register

Google has promised to throw more money at AI research that benefits society, OpenAI developed a new technique to get bots to be more curious, and Nvidia has launched its own AI Research Residency Program.

AI for Social Good: The Chocolate Factory has launched the Google AI Impact Challenge, a competition to fund the best ideas of how AI can be used to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Google’s own research for its AI for Social Good movement gives you an idea of what they’re looking for.

Baidu’s AI world: Baidu, the Chinese search giant, announced a range of AI products and services at its annual Baidu World conference in Beijing.

Researchers collaborated with doctors from eye hospitals in the cities of Tongren and Zhongshan to learn how AI can be applied to study diseases that lead to blindness.

Can you program curiosity into AI bots?: OpenAI has developed a new technique to coax AI agents into being more ‘curious’.

“Our residency program is a way to broaden opportunities in the field to a more diverse set of researchers and spread the benefits of the technology to more people than ever.”

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