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Why the world's largest tech companies are building machine learning AI bots capable of humanlike communication

Big industry players have already made strides in research, and some of the largest tech companies in the world have been investing in building their own AI framework, making it accessible not only to enterprises but also independent developers.<p>Large tech companies are harnessing the power of AI as …

Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level

It’s been almost 20 years since IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, for the first time under …

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s start-ups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.<p>Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI Can Make Its Own AI Now

Artificial intelligence is advanced enough to do some pretty complicated things: read lips, mimic sounds, analyze photographs of food, and even …

Google's Latest Self-Learning AI Is Like an "Alien Civilisation Inventing Its Own Mathematics"

Okay, that's pretty awesome.<p>An AI that vanquished humanity at perhaps the most complex traditional game on Earth was inconceivably smart. But not …

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor

Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix calculations on gigantic arrays -- something that …

Deep Learning

How Google’s Quantum Computer Could Change the World - WSJ

Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was lecturing me on how quantum mechanics—the physics of atoms and particles—backs the theory of a so-called multiverse. Neven points to the tape recorder …

Quantum Computing

Sharp price rises could cost average household £260 a year if UK leaves EU without a trade deal while richest will be least affected<p>Leaving the European Union without a trade deal would likely result in a sharp increase in prices for food and other goods, costing the average UK household £260 and …

United Kingdom

Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge Caveat - MIT Technology Review

Technology that can tap into the renewable power of natural water evaporation could produce a huge portion of the nation's energy needs—at least …

Everything you need to know about Apple’s AI chip

Artificial intelligence is becoming a defining characteristic in the smartphone market, powering personalization, virtual assistants, and even battery life.<p>But AI takes a lot of computing power. To make up for that, companies like Apple and Huawei are adding additional chips into smartphones to …

Artificial Intelligence

This high school kid taught himself to be an AI wizard

If you're deep into the world of artificial intelligence, you certainly know Kaggle, the Google Cloud-owned platform where AI coders compete on …

Artificial Intelligence