Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life

To the computer scientist Leslie Valiant, “machine learning” is redundant. In his opinion, a toddler fumbling with a rubber ball and a deep-learning networkclassifying cat...

Google Taps AI Chief To Head Up Search

With its longtime search executive Amit Singhal retiring, Google has named AI chief John Giannandrea to head its search business -- yet another sign...

The 5 Things IBM Needs to Do to Win at AI

Can the elephant dance again? Twenty years ago, Louis Gerstner transformed IBM by emphasizing consulting and technology services — not just technology — to solve customer problems. Today,...

AI Supercomputers: Microsoft Oxford, IBM Watson, Google DeepMind, Baidu Minwa

In the world of AI, this is the equivalent of the US and USSR competing to put their guy on the moon first. Here...

New IBM Watson Chief David Kenny Talks His Plans For ‘AI As A Service’...

When IBM announced the close of its acquisition of The Weather Company on Friday, it added another veteran CEO in Weather’s David Kenny to work under Big...

Google’s Go Victory Is Just a Glimpse of How Powerful AI Will Be

An Artificially Intelligent Google machine just beat a human grandmaster at the game of Go, the 2,500-year-old contest of strategy and intellect that’s exponentially...

Google to Make Smartphones That Recognize Faces

Soon, smartphones will not only take snapshots and videos but also recognize the objects pictured. Google is working with a Silicon Valley chip designer to let...

Accenture’s five tech trends of 2016 aren’t just more of the same

Global consulting firm Accenture has released its top five tech trends for 2016. And the good thing about them is that they aren’t just more...

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky Dies at Age 88

Isaac Asimov, a scientist turned hard sci-fi writer, once remarked that the only people he ever felt overshadowed him in intelligence were Carl Sagan and Marvin Minsky....

The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund

Last week, Ben Goertzel and his company, Aidyia, turned on a hedge fund that makes all stock trades using artificial intelligence—no human intervention required. “If...




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