Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Learning from Scratch

This article introduces AlphaGo Zero that skips initial training on thousands of human games and learns to play simply by playing games against itself, starting from completely random play. In doing so, it quickly surpassed human level of play and defeated … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

On Oct. 6 Rodney Brooks published a paper with this title in the MIT Technology Review. He writes: “A lot of AI researchers and pundits imagine that the world is already digital, and that simply introducing new AI systems will immediately trickle … Continue reading

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The Google Brain Team’s Approach to Research

On Sep 13 Jeff Dean, one of the most famous Google researchers, shared this post: “About a year ago, the Google Brain team first shared our mission ‘Make machines intelligent. Improve people’s lives.’ In that time, we’ve shared updates on our work to … Continue reading

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Put AI at Work Now

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Machine-Learning Identifies Heart Arrhythmia

It might not be long before algorithms routinely save lives—as long as doctors are willing to put ever more trust in machines. A team of researchers at Stanford University, led by Andrew Ng, has shown that a machine-learning model can identify … Continue reading

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In a few years there will be no AI startups

Frank Chen: “I believe that in 2 years, no investor is going to be explicitly looking to fund AI-powered startups. Given that nearly all the startups we see these days are dressing themselves in AI clothes (powered by machine learning! … Continue reading

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Google’s “AI-first” Strategy

On May 16 Peter Norvig, Research Director at Google, explained Google’s “AI first” vision in his Quora’s answer:  With information retrieval, anything over 80% recall and precision is pretty good—not every suggestion has to be perfect, since the user can ignore … Continue reading

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