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Cognitive Computing

Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

(WIRED) – QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually

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Softbank, Honda: Sit Back, Relax, Let the Car do the Talking

TOKYO (Reuters) – On the heels of its $32 billion takeover of chip designer ARM Holdings, SoftBank Corp founder Masayoshi Son is embarking on another “crazy idea”: talking cars that

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Soon We Won’t Program Computers – We’ll Train Them Like Dogs

(WIRED) – BEFORE THE INVENTION of the computer, most experimental psychologists thought the brain was an unknowable black box. You could analyze a subject’s behavior—ring bell, dog salivates—but thoughts, memories,

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This Chat Bot Pretends to be You so You Can Keep Up With Your Friends

(TECH CRUNCH) – Too busy to keep up with your friends? There’s a chat bot for that. We’ve all been there. The deluge of information on Facebook is why I

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Building AI Is Hard—So Facebook Is Building AI That Builds AI

(WIRED) – DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS are remaking the Internet. Able to learn very human tasks by analyzing vast amounts of digital data, these artificially intelligent systems are injecting online services

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New DARPA Grand Challenge to Focus on Spectrum Collaboration

Agency Unveils the World’s First Collaborative Machine-Learning Competition (DARPA_ – DARPA today announced the newest of its Grand Challenges, one designed to ensure that the exponentially growing number of military

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