AI Benchmark App to be Released for Android

The application tests the motherboard, processor and RAM, and then issues a number indicating the effectiveness of the AI ​​on the device
27 July 2018   1029

Specialists in the field of computer vision from the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich have created an application that assesses the performance of smartphones for working with artificial intelligence.

The results of the test will be useful for researchers of AI, manufacturers of components and developers of Android. Thanks to the information received, they will be able to learn and correct the shortcomings of the devices in order to improve the efficiency of their work with AI.

AI Benchmark can be downloaded on Google Play and run on any smartphone with Android 4.1 and higher. The application tests the motherboard, processor and RAM, and then issues a number indicating the effectiveness of the AI ​​on the device.

When testing AI Benchmark evaluates the ability of the smartphone to edit high-resolution images, recognize objects in photos and classify them. In addition, the system tests the algorithms used in autopilot for cars.

Summarizing the results presented on the project's website, the researchers came to the following conclusions:

  • Qualcomm - theoretically can give good results, but not enough drivers;
  • Huawei - quite outstanding results;
  • Samsung - there is no acceleration support, but powerful processors;
  • Mediatek - good results for middle-class devices.

The final rating of smartphones and their hardware platforms is presented below:

Rating of Android in AI Benchmark
Rating of Android in AI Benchmark

One of the creators of AI Benchmark Andrey Ignatov said that the application was developed for about three months. The idea of ​​its creation arose because of the lack of information about the limitations of the use of modern AI on smartphones. This is due to the fact that currently all algorithms work remotely on servers, not on the device, except for some pre-installed applications.

Experts are sure that in the future AI technologies will be no less important than a good camera in a smartphone, so they want to actively participate in the development of this field.

OpenAI to Create Fake News Creating Algorithm

On the basis of one or two phrases that set the theme, it is able to “write” a fairly plausible story
18 February 2019   108

The GPT-2 algorithm, created by OpenAI for working with language and texts, turned out to be a master in creating fake news. On the basis of one or two phrases that set the theme, it is able to “compose” a fairly plausible story. For example:

  • an article about scientists who have found a herd of unicorns in the Andes;
  • news about pop star Miley Cyrus caught on shoplifting;
  • artistic text about Legolas and Gimli attacking the orcs;
  • an essay on how waste recycling harms the economy, nature, and human health.

The developers did not publish the source code of the model entirely, fearing abuse by unscrupulous users. For fellow researchers, they posted on GitHub a simplified version of the algorithm and gave a link to the preprint of the scientific article. The overall results are published on the OpenAI blog.

GPT-2 is a general purpose algorithm. The developers taught it to answer questions, “understand” the logic of a text, a sentence, finish building phrases. In this case, the algorithm worked worse than the model of a specific purpose. Researchers suggest that the indicators can be improved by expanding the training datasets and choosing computers more efficiently.