After beating the worlds elite Go players, Googles AlphaGo AI is retiring

May 29, 2017

Googles AlphaGo the AI developed to tackle the worlds most demanding strategy activity is stepping downfrom competitive competitions after demolishing “the worlds” best ability. The recent to succumb isGostop-ranked actor, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in acquired by Google for around $500 million in 2014, it beatformer Go macrocosm advocate Lee Sedol, and theChina affair took things to the next level with competitions against1 9-year-old Jie, and DeepMind CEO Demis…

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Rulai launches low-code chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

May 26, 2017

Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new low-code chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. The development team at Rulai, with offices in Beijing and Campbell, Calif., is helmed by the renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science professor Yi Zhang. Professor Zhang, the companys chief technologist, and her team are launching a productthat customer service managers can use to develop chatbots that…

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Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

May 26, 2017

Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Data University is Airbnbs attempt to make its entire workforce more data literate.Traditional online programs like Coursera…

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Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

May 22, 2017

Earlier this month, in a paper published in Nature, Google DeepMind researchers revealed that theyve attained the holy grail of artificial intelligence game-playing: besting the European champion in the ancient Chinese game of Go. Go is deceptively simple: players put down black and white stones on points on a 19 x 19 gridded game board (thats 361 squares; smaller game boards are available for shorter games). The objective is to…

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The Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce and others as it formalizes Grand Challenges and work groups

May 17, 2017

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to sharing best practices and communicating openly about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence research. The new members will be workingalongside existing partners that includeFacebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Apple. Collectively, the partners will be hostinga series of AI Grand Challenges to…

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Amazon beefs up drone delivery R&D in Cambridge

May 6, 2017

Amazon is expanding its R& D facilities in Cambridge, UK, witha plan to move intoa new 60,000 sq ft locate in the city withcapacity for more than 400 staff. Cambridge University, one of the UKs top rank academic institutions, has a strong places great importance on science explaining why a raft of tech conglomerates( yesterday, Amazon enunciated staff at the site will includemachine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, data scientists, numerical…

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Tencent to open AI research center in Seattle

April 29, 2017

Chinese tech corporation Tencent will be opening a brand-new AI research center in Seattle, open its first data center in Silicon Valley . Yu Dong, formally of Microsoft Research, is said to be leading the U.S. effort. He lately met Tencent and is normally focused on the nexus of communication approval and penetrating learn. Tencenthas a clear interest in developing a personal assistant that could hold its commodities together and…

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