Building AI Superclusters in Canada

Like Wall Street for finance, Silicon Valley is the American centre for tech research and development — the place where it all comes together. Up in Canada meanwhile the scale is much smaller, and the country has not yet fostered a tech hub remotely comparable in size to Silicon Valley. But that may be changing, […]

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Deep Learning Paper Sparks Online Feud!

Feature image is created by Jannoon028 – Freepik.com Researchers Yoav Goldberg and Yann Lecun face off on Natural Language Processing Social media is humanity’s new intellectual battlefield. Sports fans, social justice warriors, and even the President of the United States tweet, take to discussion boards or make memes to mock, preach, thrust and parry against […]

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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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Epic’s Tim Sweeney: Deep Learning A.I. Will Open New Frontiers in Game Design

“[Video game] AI is still in the dark ages,” Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told a crowd gathered for Games Beat’s 2017 industry summit. The video game industry has witness a tremendous amount of growth, thanks to the incredible increase in computation power in terms of visual representations. Using the parallel computation ability of GPUs, powerful […]

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Customer Success with Machine Learning (Google Cloud NEXT’17)

TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine intelligence, and have played an important role in this field since its release in 2015. To-date, more than 8,000 open source projects are using this library. The reason why TensorFlow is so widely used is due to its automatic derivation of functions and distributed computing capability, which […]

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C2 Montreal – Master Class with Yoshua Bengio: Know The Basics

Held May 23-25, C2 Montréal 2017 attracted over 6,000 industry participants from 50 countries. Now in its 6th year, organizers of the “immersive event” partnered with local startup Element AI to host Canada’s first Artificial Intelligence Forum and promote Montréal as a global AI hub. The keynote speakers were Professor Yoshua Bengio of the Montreal […]

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Cool IJCNN Stuff from Alaska

From May 14 to 18, the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) was held in Anchorage, AK, USA. Continuing the long tradition, the conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS). This year, there were 621 papers accepted out of 933 […]

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Google I/O 2017: Integrating Everything with AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai underlined the company’s important shift from Mobile First to AI First at the keynote speech of Google I/O on May 17 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Typically, Google uses its annual Google I/O Conference to unveil exciting new products and technologies. At the 10th Google I/O, held May […]

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1960s-2010s: Humanistic Intelligence and History of Wearable Computing

Marshall McLuhan’s oft-quoted phrase “the medium is the message” is referenced in Sandy Pentland’s 1998 Scientific American article Wearable Computing. While functioning in the same fashion as most information and communication technology, “wearables are more personal […] because they are a constant part of one’s physical presence.” Today people are largely represented by their mobile […]

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Mixtures of Lightweight Deep Convolutional Neural Networks: Application in Agricultural Robotics

Recently, there is a surge in popularity for making the training process of deep learning simpler and more accurate, because it is the vital requirement for researchers aiming to convert research results into industrial applications, like robots. In this paper, the authors gave a very innovative way of learning lightweight models, which will help achieve […]

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