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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.

Monday, 14 Dec 2015

Elon Musk announces plans for AI research center to ensure Skynet never happens

Elon Musk announces plans for AI research center to ensure Skynet never happens

Elon Musk thinks that unregulated AI development could give rise to an intelligence that ends up destroying us all. Here's how he intends to make sure it doesn't happen.

Monday, 27 Jan 2014

Google Reportedly Acquiring Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind

Google Reportedly Acquiring Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind

According to reports and rumors, Google is in the midst of acquiring artificial intelligence firm DeepMind for US$400 million.

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