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Wave Computing close to unveiling its first AI system

The rapid evolution of deep learning has started an AI arms race. Last year, venture capitalists poured more than $1.5 billion into semiconductor start-ups and there are now some 45 companies designing chips purpose-built for artificial intelligence tasks including Google with its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU). After quietly testing its “early access” system for nearly a year, one of these ...

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Microsoft says AI and machine learning driven by open source and the cloud

Yes, Microsoft just announced that the next major edition of Windows 10 will support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). But, marketing hype aside, Microsoft knows darn well that the real heavy lifting for AI and ML happens on the cloud with open-source software. That was the message Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s Azure CTO, brought to The Linux Foundation‘s Open ...

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Gaming AI beats human top scores by cheating

An artificial intelligence (AI) system tasked with playing retro 1980s arcade game Q*bert managed to secure impossibly high scores by exploiting an ancient bug. The bot was programmed to use evolutionary strategy (ES) algorithms, which includes machine learning (ML) and allows the AI to learn, adapt, and change tactics depending on the situation and other players. ES and reinforcement learning ...

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Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime teams up with MIT

SenseTime, a leading Chinese startup specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, has established an alliance with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to promote the further application of the technology widely utilized in facial recognition. The Chinese AI researcher and developer, currently valued at around $3 billion, said the cooperation aims to explore new avenues across MIT in areas ...

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Google adds AI, collaboration tools to G Suite via Hangouts Chat

Google is adding bots, artificial intelligence and integrations between G Suite and Hangouts Chat in a bid to up its collaboration game. According to Google, Hangouts Chat is generally available and Docs and Calendar will get more AI features. These features in G Suite are critical given how rivals are coming at collaboration from different angles. For instance, Microsoft is ...

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Microsoft, Xiaomi sign collaboration pact for AI, cloud computing services

Microsoft and Chinese phone vendor Xiaomi are taking their existing partnership to the next stage. This week, Microsoft and Xiaomi have signed a “memorandum of understanding” which signals their commitment to cooperate, moving forward, in the areas of cloud computing, AI and other software and services. Xiaomi Senior Vice President Wang Xiang tweeted about the extension of the companies’ partnership ...

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Google AI can predict your heart disease risk from eye scans

Video: iOS 11.3 beta adds battery health settings A new study by Google and its health-focused Alphabet-sibling, Verily Life Sciences, has shown that deep-learning algorithms can accurately predict heart disease by analyzing photographs of an individual’s retina. Scientists from the firms detail their findings in a new paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering: ‘Prediction of cardiovascular risk factors from retinal ...

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StarHub looks to increase enterprise AI

StarHub has continued leaning on its enterprise fixed arm to grow its overall revenues, with CEO Tan Tong Hai saying the Singaporean telecommunications provider will be adding more artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities this year. “Our enterprise fixed business plays a key role, and it has registered a strong finish to the year with a second consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue ...

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