AI

    • Intel unveils its first AI chips

      Intel unveils its first AI chips

      Intel has unveiled this week two new CPUs designed for large computing centers which will be the chipmaker's first to utilize artificial intelligence (AI). The two chips are company's first offerings from its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NPP) line, with the one being used to train AI systems while the other will handle inference.

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    • Microsoft announces $1bn investment in AGI

      Microsoft announces $1bn investment in AGI

      A lot of startups in the San Francisco Bay Area are arguing that they could change the world and its future. San-Francisco-based, Elon Musk-founded OpenAI has a stronger claim than most: It wants to build artificial general intelligence (AGI), or in other words - an AI system that has, like humans, the capacity to reason across different domains and apply its skills to unfamiliar problems.

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    • Rubik's cube solved in a second

      Rubik's cube solved in a second

      An AI system developed by researchers at the University of California has managed to solve the Rubik's Cube in just over a second. And while, humans able to solve the unique puzzle quickly generally take about 50 moves, the deep reinforcement learning algorithm solved it in an average of 28 moves without any specific domain knowledge or in-game coaching from human.

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    • EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      The European Commission launched on 9 July a call for proposals with €35m available to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer.

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    • EU releases guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

      EU releases guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

      As artificial intelligence (AI) begins to play a greater role in our everyday lives, the EU has published its very first set of guidelines for the ethical development of AI. These rules aren’t like Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics.” They don’t offer a snappy, moral framework that will help us control murderous robots. Instead, they address the murky and diffuse problems that will affect society as we integrate AI into sectors like health care, education, and consumer technology.

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    • Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Griffith University in Australia have constructed a prototype quantum device that can generate all possible futures in a simultaneous quantum superposition - similar to Schroedinger's famous cat, which is simultaneously alive and dead.

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    • The ‘Godfathers of AI’ honoured with Turing Award

      The ‘Godfathers of AI’ honoured with Turing Award

      The 2018 Turing Award, also known as the “Nobel Prize of computing,” has been given to a trio of researchers who laid the foundations for the current boom in artificial intelligence (AI). Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun - sometimes called the ‘godfathers of AI’ - have been recognised with the $1m annual prize for their work developing the AI subfield of deep learning.

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