Tag: artificial intelligence

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Google's AlphaGo Zero taught itself to become the greatest Go player in history

Google’s DeepMind lab has built an artificially intelligent program that taught itself to become one of the world’s most dominant Go players. Google says the program, AlphaGo Zero, endowed itself with “superhuman abilities,” learning strategies previously unknown to humans.  AlphaGo Zero started out with no clue how to win the game Go — a 2,500-year…

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Samsung unveils Bixby 2.0 with long-awaited Viv Labs integration

Samsung today announced its AI assistant Bixby will begin to incorporate Viv Labs technology for third-party integrations. Viv was acquired by Samsung  a year ago for about $215 million . Before Viv, co-creators Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus also made Siri before it was acquired by Apple. “Bixby 2.0 will be available on a variety…

Science

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go ? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach itself how to dominate the game without any human intervention. But get this: In a tournament that pitted AI against AI, this juiced-up version, called AlphaGo Zero,… Read more…

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The sentient enterprise: Why Verizon, Dell & GM are paying attention

SPONSORED: Presented by Teradata Imagine if you had the power to know what decisions every other employee at your organization was making and how their decisions impact the choices you make as you sit at your desk. It almost sounds superhuman, doesn’t it? Like ESP, or omniscience. The average worker starts their day with many…

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Nvidia’s plan to turn data from 500 million cameras into AI gold

VB EVENT: Video is the world’s largest generator of data, created every day by over 500 million cameras worldwide. That number is slated to double by 2020. The potential there, if we could actually analyze the data, is off the charts. It’s data from government property and public transit, commercial buildings, roadways, traffic stops, retail…

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AI2 scales up Semantic Scholar search engine to encompass biomedical research

AI2’s Marie Hagman drew upon person experience during her work on Semantic Scholar. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) The inspiration for the latest extension of the Semantic Scholar search engine , adding tens of millions of biomedical studies, may well have come from Marie Hagman’s aching stomach. As senior product manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute…

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Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

 We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning has accelerated that ability and today, Cisco announced that it…

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Pixel 2 review: Still the best Android phone money can buy

In our review one year ago, VentureBeat called the Pixel “the best Android phone money can buy.”  The Pixel 2, unveiled two weeks ago , boasts some marked improvements over its predecessor: among them a better camera, visual searches, and on-the-spot translation of 40 languages. With these updates, Pixel smartphones remain serious contenders among flagship…