Google AI Assistant Smartest in Human IQ Tests

They may live in our smartphones, but just how “smart” are Siri, Cortana, and other digital voice assistants? Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences used human IQ tests to find out. The results of their study were published this September and ranked the 2016 edition of Google’s generically-named “Assistant” at the head of the […]

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RIP Theano

Before TensorFlow, PyTorch and Caffe; Theano was the major library for deep learning development. However, the library’s development and support will end after the upcoming Theano 1.0 release. The news came in an email from Theano’s main developer Pascal Lamblin and Yoshua Bengio, notable expert on artificial neural networks and deep learning. “We will continue […]

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What AI Talent Are Companies Hungry For?

This year, a Stanford University course taught by undergraduate student Chip Huyen — TensorFlow for Deep Learning Research — received a surprising 350+ applications for only 20 spots. Other AI-related courses, such as Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning, and Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition, are expanding capacity to accommodate escalating student demand. As […]

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10 AI Business Bits for August

Google Battles Apple on AR – Google announced ARCore, a developer preview platform for augmented reality to compete with Apple’s ARKit, which will launch with the iPhone 8’s iOS 11. ARCore is a variation on Google’s Project Tango for Android. The good news is that augmented reality is finally on its way to the mass […]

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Andrew Ng Unveils Deeplearning.ai – New DL Courses on Coursera

Andrew Ng, one of the top minds in deep learning, loves teaching. And so, the Stanford University professor decided to re-energize the study of AI with the August 8 launch of Deeplearning.ai, a specialized deep learning educational project he has been developing since he left Chinese search engine giant Baidu in March. Deeplearning.ai is a […]

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Apple is in a Dilemma on iPhone’s 10-year-old Birthday

“On June 28, 2007, Steve Jobs gave the most incredible keynote presentation of his life, introducing the mobile phone that would revolutionize the industry, and to some extent the world — the original iPhone. However, Apple is faced with a big dilemma while celebrating iPhone’s 10-year-old birthday.   Image source: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e7EfxMOElBE/maxresdefault.jpg A Miracle in Smartphone History […]

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Word2vec: Google’s New Leap Forward on the Vectorized Representation of Words

Introduction Word2vec is an open source tool developed by a group of Google researchers led by Tomas Mikolov in 2013. It describes several efficient ways to represent words as M-dimensional real vectors, also known as word embedding, which is of great importance in many natural language processing applications. Word2vec also expresses the quality of the […]

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25 Tweets to Know You: A New Model to Predict Personality with Social Media

(All figures in this review are cited from this paper: Arnoux P H, Xu A, Boyette N, et al. 25 Tweets to Know You: A New Model to Predict Personality with Social Media[J]. ICWSM 2017) Abstract In order to provide personalized ads, tech giants such as Google and Facebook are trying to abstract their users’ […]

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Will Google Own AI? (6)

ARK Invest: At the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) this year, Google and its DeepMind subsidiary contributed nearly 70 papers, far outstripping other tech companies and research universities. By becoming world-class at four layers of the tech stack, Google’s AI is now harder to catch than ever. See also Will Google Own AI? Will Google Own […]

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