Ready, Set, Go! Meet Yuandong Tian: AI Maverick

Chinese AI talent in US – Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researcher Yuandong Tian Yuandong Tian loves to seize a challenge. When the ambitious young AI researcher joined Facebook in 2015, he came up with the “crazy idea” of building a Go program from scratch. Go is the world’s oldest and most complex strategic board game, and […]

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How to Teach Machines to Think Like Humans

Given the task of sorting rectangular blocks by colour, an 18-month-old child can perform well due to relational reasoning — an intellectual process that helps humans find inner relationships between separate items. While humans take such an ability for granted, researchers are patiently working to instill machines with the same capability. On June 5, Google’s […]

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Trump Dismisses Global Warming; AI Seeks Solution

If Artificial Intelligence (AI) were running the US, it’s unlikely it would abandon the Paris Climate Agreement — rather it would continue working on the climate change challenges facing our planet. President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement was expected. Trump has repeatedly called global warming a “hoax,” and had […]

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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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