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Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

SMU will use NVIDIA’s DGX-1 deep learning supercomputer to power AI research

SMU will use NVIDIA’s DGX-1 deep learning supercomputer to power AI research

NVIDIA today announced that the Singapore Management University (SMU) is the first institution in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region to take advantage of an NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning supercomputer for AI research.

Friday, 25 Nov 2016

Google DeepMind researchers just created an AI that can lip read better than humans

Google DeepMind researchers just created an AI that can lip read better than humans

Researchers at Google’s Deep Mind AI division – the same division that birthed the Go-playing AlphaGo – have just created what they say is the most accurate lip-reading software to date.

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

Microsoft’s new speech recognition system has reached “human parity”

Microsoft’s new speech recognition system has reached “human parity”

The company claims its technology is able to recognize the words in a conversation as well as a human being.

Friday, 30 Sep 2016

Microsoft creates a new 5,000-strong AI division; forms 'Partnership on AI' with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

Microsoft creates a new 5,000-strong AI division; forms 'Partnership on AI' with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

In an attempt to democratize artificial intelligence, Microsoft is doing a major company re-org. Furthermore, to address issues surrounding AI, it's forming a partnership with several Silicon Valley heavyweights.

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Yahoo uses bots to bring the latest news, weather and more to Facebook Messenger

Yahoo uses bots to bring the latest news, weather and more to Facebook Messenger

Yahoo is bringing four new chat bots to Facebook Messenger, including ones for news, weather, finance, and even a virtual pet monkey that can swap emojis with you.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Siri’s founders say their new AI assistant can make life a lot simpler for you

Siri’s founders say their new AI assistant can make life a lot simpler for you

Siri's creators are slated to publicly unveil Viv, their new virtual assistant, early next week. But unlike Siri, Viv's goal is to be integrated into devices everywhere, including things as different as TVs, cars, and connected devices.

Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

Google’s open-source TensorFlow deep learning software is going to get a lot more powerful

Google’s open-source TensorFlow deep learning software is going to get a lot more powerful

TensorFlow, Google's open-source deep learning software, is about to get a lot more powerful. Version 0.8 allows users to run it over multiple machines simultaneously, instead of just a single one, which means smarter neural networks in a lot less time.

Monday, 28 Mar 2016

IBM unveils concept for new chip that can speed up AI training by a whopping 30,000x

IBM unveils concept for new chip that can speed up AI training by a whopping 30,000x

Researchers at IBM have released a paper which features a concept they invented for a new type of chip called a Resistive Processing Unit (RPU). A single RPU could potentially achieve AlphaGo's level of intelligence, while a thousand could enable breakthroughs in AI capabilities.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

Microsoft has made an AI chatbot, and her name is Tay (Update: Terminated!)

Microsoft has made an AI chatbot, and her name is Tay (Update: Terminated!)

Meant to be used by Microsoft to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding, Tay is designed to get smarter the more you chat with her.

Monday, 4 Jan 2016

Mark Zuckerberg challenges himself with writing an AI assistant

Mark Zuckerberg challenges himself with writing an AI assistant

The Facebook CEO is going to get his very own AI assistant alike Jarvis from the Iron Man movies, and he’ll do it the same way Tony Stark did – by himself.

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