Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will be powered by AI and Machine Learning, and it could also be powered by a new type of chip, an “Intelligence Processing Unit,” which is the next evolutionary step after the GPU.   What comes after the CPU and the GPU? The...

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Google’s lifelike sounding AI assistant, Duplex, blows past uncanny valley

Google’s lifelike sounding AI assistant, Duplex, blows past uncanny valley

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I’ve been saying this for a long time, very soon you won’t know whether the content you’re consuming was generated by a human or a machine, and Google’s latest product, Duplex, moves us all one step closer to that time.   At Google’s I/O developer...

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MIT and DeepMind’s new AI can’t be tricked with weird lighting

MIT and DeepMind’s new AI can’t be tricked with weird lighting

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we produce more systems that rely on machine vision to do their jobs or keep people safe, systems that can’t see the world accurately pose both a danger and a risk.   Machine Vision has come a long way since Imagenet, a large repository of labelled...

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Google just gave its AI its own “human” psychologist

Google just gave its AI its own “human” psychologist

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many AI’s are black boxes, and as we plug them into the world’s digital fabrics not knowing how they think, or make decisions, or how “rational” they are is a problem, so companies are trying to design new ways to test it.   Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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DeepMind’s self-learning AI took four hours to learn and master chess

DeepMind’s self-learning AI took four hours to learn and master chess

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Generalised AI’s that can learn and master complex subjects within hours will have wide ranging benefits for industry and society alike.   As most people will happily tell you Chess isn’t an easy game, at least by human standards, but for an Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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DeepMind unveils the world’s first test to assess dangerous AI’s and algorithms

DeepMind unveils the world’s first test to assess dangerous AI’s and algorithms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is being strapped into everything from self-driving cars and autonomous weapons systems and until now we had no way to assess how dangerous, or how much of a threat, those AI’s could become.   Earlier this year a group of world experts convened to...

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DeepMind’s newest AI learns by itself and creates its own knowledge

DeepMind’s newest AI learns by itself and creates its own knowledge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An AI that can learn by itself, with no human interaction, and that can “create its own knowledge” could give us a new perspective on issues affecting the world, and transform industry, innovation and society.   A couple of month’s ago Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Google DeepMind’s new business unit to assess AI’s impact on society

Google DeepMind’s new business unit to assess AI’s impact on society

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many controversial, and polarised, views on the impact that AI will have on society, this new business unit, which is one of the first of its kind, will hopefully help clear some of the weeds   In a move to counter the run...

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Google DeepMind has given its AI the ability to imagine and ultimately innovate

Google DeepMind has given its AI the ability to imagine and ultimately innovate

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagination is thought to be a uniquely human trait, but now that AI’s are being taught how to imagine not only will it make them better at understanding the consequences of their actions but it could make them better innovators too.   Researchers at Google’s...

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OpenAI thrashes DeepMind using an AI from the 1980’s

OpenAI thrashes DeepMind using an AI from the 1980’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades old AI algorithms are increasingly demonstrating that, with some fine tuning, they can thrash today’s best systems – and people are taking notice.   Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have a long history of going back in time to explore old ideas, and now researchers...

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Google’s new AI learns nearly as fast as humans

Google’s new AI learns nearly as fast as humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence can only progress as fast as it can learn, and now that it can learn at almost human speed it’s going to be progressing much, much faster.   Make no mistake, artificial intelligence (AI) has humans in its perfect, heightened, machine vision sights. Deep...

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New breakthrough gives AI a human memory

New breakthrough gives AI a human memory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unknown to many AI’s are amnesiacs, they forget almost everything they’re taught, but now a new human like memory system could be about to take AI to the next level and make them much, much smarter. When researchers decide to train their latest and greatest...

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Google DeepMind publishes breakthrough Artificial General Intelligence architecture

Google DeepMind publishes breakthrough Artificial General Intelligence architecture

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepMind is trying to create a new Artificial General Intelligence architecture by creating an adaptable, massive neural network that draws on thousands of other “sub” neural networks.   On January 20th Google’s DeepMind division, the division behind a myriad of artificial intelligence (AI) firsts, quietly...

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Google DeepMind uses bitcoin like tech to track NHS patient data

Google DeepMind uses bitcoin like tech to track NHS patient data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plagued by critics who accuse Google DeepMind of getting too much “free” access to NHS patient data, DeepMind’s new “bitcoin like” audit platform will let people know exactly how data is being accessed and used   Google’s AI powered health tech subsidiary, DeepMind Health, is planning to...

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Google let its AI loose on the internet to slaughter gamers

Google let its AI loose on the internet to slaughter gamers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Compared to the sterile environment of a lab, for an artificial intelligence the internet must seem like a playground.   If you ever wondered what would happen if an artificial intelligence (AI) ever got online then you’re about to get your answer thanks to Google...

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Google tests AI’s natural killer instincts, discovers society must be very, very careful

Google tests AI’s natural killer instincts, discovers society must be very, very careful

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As artificial intelligence is embedded into more of our world’s digital fabric inevitably AI’s will come into conflict with one another, but rules might help us stave off armageddon – or bring it about.   If climate change, nuclear weapons or pandemics don’t kill us...

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Google’s AI’s are learning how to build new AI’s

Google’s AI’s are learning how to build new AI’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Logically speaking getting AI’s to build AI’s makes sense, but as AI’s continue to proliferate and be woven into the digital fabric of our society it opens up a dangerous pandoras box.   As many companies, large and small will tell you, creating a good artificial...

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Google hits its ambitious 100% renewable energy target

Google hits its ambitious 100% renewable energy target

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy is rapidly becoming the energy of choice for many countries and companies, and as output increases and costs fall, more companies are making the switch from fossil fuels.   By March this year all of Google’s datacentres and offices will be powered entirely...

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Google has taught its DeepMind AI to dream

Google has taught its DeepMind AI to dream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to find new ways to speed up and enhance new AI’s capacity to learn, and just as dreaming plays an important role in human learning Google hopes it will do the same for its AI   What happens when you sleep? Sleeping...

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Google Translate has made up its own secret language

Google Translate has made up its own secret language

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not being able to speak other languages divides us, and it prevents us and the machines from understanding each other and the content we all generate. By breaking down communication barriers we are opening ourselves up to a new world of data and possibilities.  ...

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