Monthly Archives: April 2018

Yann LeCun: What’s still Missing is Reasoning

This paper describes what Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook, said about “power and the limits of deep learning.” LeCun talked about three types of learning as being like parts of a cake: reinforcement learning is the cherry on … Continue reading

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Digital Ads Spending Surpassed TV

According to wiseGEEK, in 2017, for the first time ever, global spending on digital advertisements surpassed spending on television ads. It took a while for advertisers to embrace the promise of digital media, but a milestone was reached in 2017. … Continue reading

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The End of Windows?

The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft following  the last week’s announcement. “The story of Windows’ decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption: 1) The Internet dramatically reduced application lock-in; 2) PCs became “good enough”, elongating … Continue reading

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It’s time to trade rule technology for state of the art AI?

Five years ago Paul Haley expressed his frustrations with production rule technology (to which he was one of the major contributors) because of its inability to perform deduction. He wrote that rule vendors should stop “dressing up a procedural  language!” … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Macron about AI and GAFA

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, laid out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country. The French government will spend €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion) over five years to support research in the field, encourage startups, and collect data … Continue reading

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