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AI ruined chess. Now it’s making the game beautiful again

AI ruined chess. Now it’s making the game beautiful again

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Chess has a reputation for cold logic, but Vladimir Kramnik loves the game for its beauty. “It’s a kind of creation,” he says. His passion for the artistry of minds clashing over the board, trading complex but elegant provocations and counters, helped him dethrone Garry Kasparov in 2000 and spend several years as world champion.…
Google offers to help others with the tricky ethics of AI

Google offers to help others with the tricky ethics of AI

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Yuchiro Chino | Getty Images Companies pay cloud-computing providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google big money to avoid operating their own digital infrastructure. Google’s cloud division will soon invite customers to outsource something less tangible than CPUs and disk drives—the rights and wrongs of using artificial intelligence. The company plans to launch new AI ethics…
AI Just Won A Series Of Simulated Dogfights Against A Human F-16 Pilot, 5-0. What Does That Mean?

AI Just Won A Series Of Simulated Dogfights Against A Human...

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DARPA's "Dogfight" view of the simulated engagement between a human F-16 pilot and artificial ... [+] intelligence. The score stands out. YouTube.com DARPA’s AlphaDogfight simulation just wrapped up. On the face of it, man lost badly to machine. In fact, the human F-16 pilot, call sign “Banger,” lost all five simulated dogfights to Heron Systems’…
Here’s why Apple believes it’s an AI leader—and why it says critics have it all wrong

Here’s why Apple believes it’s an AI leader—and why it says...

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We've known for a while now that machine learning was important to the palm rejection technology on the iPad when using a Pencil. Apple Machine learning drove Apple's development of Apple Pencil handwriting functionality in iPadOS 14. Apple It's also used for the handwashing feature coming to the Apple Watch later this year. Apple Another…
What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security

What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security

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Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle. US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the United States may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world power. On Thursday, Hurd (R-Tex.)…
Coronavirus Scrambles Self-Driving Race, Pushing Nuro’s Delivery Bots To Front Of The Pack

Coronavirus Scrambles Self-Driving Race, Pushing Nuro’s Delivery Bots To Front Of...

Nuro's robotic R2 delivery vehicles help deliver supplies to Covid-19 treatment facilities in ... [+] California. Nuro When self-driving startup Nuro emerged from stealth mode in early 2018, its ex-Googler cofounders had a simple reason for why they wanted to create street-legal delivery robots instead of autonomous cars or robotaxis: it’s a little easier and…
What A Stanford Researcher’s Fight Against COVID-19 Can Tell Us About The Future Of Drug Discovery

What A Stanford Researcher’s Fight Against COVID-19 Can Tell Us About...

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights a significant trend in artificial intelligence - drug discovery. Getty As COVID-19 continues to threaten lives and livelihoods around the world, a great emphasis has been put on preventing and treating the disease. However, putting a human drug through the FDA approval process costs hundreds of millions of dollars and takes…
AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies

Artur Tenczyński Artificial intelligence is beginning to be usefully deployed in almost every industry from customer call centers and finance to drug research. Yet the field is also plagued by relentless hype, opaque jargon and esoteric technology making it difficult for outsiders identify the most interesting companies. To cut through the spin, Forbes partnered with…
Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel's focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. This is the only place you'll see general-purpose workload performance claims—against five-year-old Intel-only systems, and ignoring Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. Intel There's no mention of AMD on this or any other…
Altman Brothers Band: Sam Altman’s Newest Project Is A Fund To Launch Startup ‘Moonshots’

Altman Brothers Band: Sam Altman’s Newest Project Is A Fund To...

Sam Altman, bottom right, has launched a new fund to back moonshots called Apollo with younger ... [+] brothers Max, left, and Jack, top. Courtesy of Sam Altman Sitting at their dinner table growing up, Sam Altman and his brothers dreamed about space travel. “We all grew up as somewhat nerdy math and science kids,…

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