Global AI Hackathon in Toronto

On June 23-24, the first Global Artificial Intelligence Hackathon took place in Toronto at University of Toronto, alongside 14 other cities in the world. Close to 200 contestants, forming 20+ teams, set out to compete on three grand challenges: Microsoft’s future of work global challenge, fake news detection global challenge, and a local emotion detection […]

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2017 1000 Plan Startup Contest – Silicon Valley Regional Competition

1000 Plan Startup Contest is going to hit Silicon Valley on June 10. As one of the most influential US-China startup events of the year, the 1000 Plan Startup Contest Silicon Valley Regional Competition will gather top-notch startups and renowned U.S.-China investors in defining the most trending technological innovations in the area. Backed by Oriza […]

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RE·WORK: Deep Learning in Retail Summit (London, UK)

Background: RE•WORK is one of the top global Machine Intelligence industry conference/summit organizers. The aim of Rework: Combining entrepreneurship, technology & science to re-work the future. Time: 6.1-6.2 2017 Location: ETC Venues 155 Bishopsgate Liverpool St London EC2M 3YD Introduction for this Rework conference: In general, Rework summit will invite extraordinary speakers to discover advances […]

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1 Day Countdown: Industry Spotlights on Global Machine Intelligence Summit 2017

In our last Global Machine Intelligence Summit 2017 preview, we introduced the technical sessions, delving into the current research topics of Jürgen Schmidhuber, Stuart Russell, Gary Marcus, Martin Müller and other speakers. Now, with just one day remaining before the GMIS 2017 kicks off in Beijing, we’ll survey the industry applications of AI technologies. GMIS 2017 […]

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AlphaGo: The Ultimate Go Master

For more than 2,500 years, humans have been playing and studying the incredibly complex game of Go. In a matter of months, AI learned how to do it better. At “The Future of Go Summit” in Wuzhen, China, Google’s Go-playing machine AlphaGo topped the world’s No.1 human player, Ke Jie (柯洁), winning the first two […]

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3 Day Count Down: GMIS 2017 Warms Up With Debate at Pre-Event in San Francisco

“There is going to be a revolution that’s 100 times the size of the mobile revolution,” claimed Saman Farid from Comet Labs, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm and research lab dedicated to AI. Sitting amidst a group of industry and academic peers and facing a crowd of over 50 guests seated snugly in the […]

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8 Day Countdown: Technical Spotlight on the Global Machine Intelligence Summit 2017

On May 27-28, SYNCED will host the Global Machine Intelligence Summit 2017 (GMIS) at 898 Innospace in Beijing. This is the first GMIS hosted by SYNCED, comprising 5 themed keynote sessions, an intelligent machine expo, an exciting man versus machine contest, and 47 key researchers and industry affiliates. From deep reinforcement learning, GAN networks to large-scale […]

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Make AI Computing 100 Times Faster

Chinese AI talent in US – UIUC Professor Wen-Mei Hwu The world is at the point where virtually all technologies rely on computing. And nowhere is the importance of computing more pronounced than in the arena of artificial intelligence. The adoption of GPU (graphic processing units) in general purpose processing enabled AlexNet, a convolutional neural […]

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The Humans Behind Artificial Intelligence

For many people, “AI” conjures up sci-fi visions of autonomous robots — sometimes friendly, often hostile. For scientists and engineers meanwhile, AI is seen more concretely: as arrays of GPUs running complex multi-layer neural networks. Both perspectives tend to overlook the fact that — just like with traditional manufacturing — today’s AI projects are being […]

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Artificial Intelligence is the New Electricity — Andrew Ng

Abstract On Wednesday, January 25, Andrew Ng – former Baidu Chief Scientist, Coursera co-founder, and Stanford Adjunct Professor – gave a talk at the Stanford MSx Future Forum. During the talk, Professor Ng shared his opinion on AI. He mainly discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industry and business. Figure 1: Andrew Ng while […]

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