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deep learningIBM demonstrates 10x faster large-scale machine learning

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Together with EPFL scientists, our IBM Research team has developed a scheme for training big data sets quickly. It can process a 30 Gigabyte training dataset in less than one minute using a single graphics processing unit (GPU) — a …

artificial intelligenceQuantum computers should see rapid progress to millions of qubits

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Just a few years ago, the consensus on a timeline to large-scale, reliable quantum computers was 20 years to never. This was in spite of the success that DWave systems had with adiabatic quantum computing systems. “Nobody is saying never …

artificial intelligenceNeuromation will incentive resources for machine learning using blockchain proof of work

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Neuromation is creating a distributed platform to service all aspects of future synthetic data ecosystem. The platform will allow users to create dataset generators, generate massive datasets, train deep learning models. Users will also be able to trade datasets and …

artificial intelligenceMachine Learning accurately predicts human height from genetic information

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Stephen Hsu reports on his team work to use novel machine learning methods (“compressed sensing”) to ~500,000 genomes from UK Biobank, resulting in an accurate predictor for human height which uses information from thousands of SNPs. Hsu has also predicted …

artificial intelligenceDARPA seeks scalable and dynamic testing for learning robots

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DARPA announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing systems can learn and evolve to better manage variations in the environment and enhance the predictability of autonomous systems like driverless vehicles and unmanned …

futureExisting 51 qubit quantum simulator using rubidium atoms could scale to hundreds of qubits

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In Juy, Mikhail Lukin at Harvard University announced they had a 51 quantum bit simulator. Quantum simulators are used to model the minute behavior of molecules, and could help study how drugs act within the human body. They aren’t full-blown …

artificial intelligenceBetter definitions and metrics around human level AI are needed

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IEEE Spectrum asked AI experts about when human level AI will be achieved and as usual there was a massive range of dates from a few years to hundreds of years. Gary Marcus talks about many decades before AI’s can …

artificial intelligenceMachine learning leverage sensors to give robots an effective sense of touch

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Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably detailed 3-D map of its surface. …

artificial intelligenceGoogle will put mini-TPUs into upcoming cellphones

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Nextbigfuture talked to an attendee of 2017 Google IO and he reported that Google will be putting mini versions of the second generation TPU (tensor processing unit) into all new google cellphones. The TPU is optimized for artificial intelligence and …

artificial intelligenceGoogle will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to ML developers

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< Google announced that their second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) are coming to Google Cloud to accelerate a wide range of machine learning workloads, including both training and inference. We call them Cloud TPUs, and they will initially be available …