In the News
Also in the news this week
- Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Paris
- Salesforce acquires Tempo, a smart calendar app that uses machine learning to make scheduling easier
- Baidu apologizes for having used unfair methods to beat Google and Microsoft at the ImageNet challenge
- China unveils first facial recognition ATM machine
- YC alumni Atomwise raises $6M to use Deep Learning to identify drug candidates
- Private company Sentient claims to have developed an AI supercomputer by leveraging idle machines. This system is supposed to rival systems built by Google.
Google I/O conference
Google held its annual developer conference Google I/O a few days ago, where it announced a slew of products and services, many of which based on Machine Learning.
The main are:
- Google Now on Tap: hold your finger on the home button to bring up contextual information relevant to the app you are currently viewing. More on this smart assistant
- Improved speech recognition with an error rate at 8%, down from 23% in 2013
- Google Photos with improved auto-sorting and classification of photos. More
All those announcements led to some claiming that Google's Machine Learning is "miles" ahead of Apple.
Software tools & code
Brains & Neurons
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