Emerging Tech

Google’s AlphaGo Zero AI quickly masters ancient board game with no human help

Google's DeepMind has just unveiled a newer, shinier, smarter version of AlphaGo called AlphaGo Zero, a program that quickly managed to master the ancient board game Go without any help from humans.
Movies & TV

‘AlphaGo’ documentary on Google AI trouncing Go champ returns for NYC screenings

AlphaGo a documentary detailing a Google AI's defeat of Go world champion Lee Sedol, had its first public screenings in NYC on Friday. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Want to teach an AI to Zerg Rush? Blizzard and DeepMind have the tool for you

After announcing the project in late 2016, DeepMind and Blizzard finally released tools for training artificial intelligence in StarCraft II. This toolset will include mini-games for testing specific tasks related to the game.

First DeepMind AI conquered Go. Now it’s time to stop playing games

After beating top Go player Ke Jie, DeepMind retired the AlphaGo AI, but the team is already seeking out new challenges to prove the worth of its research.
Emerging Tech

Google's DeepMind is expanding the scope of its healthcare effort

Google's DeepMind division is expanding its AI health program and its kidney disease-detecting to Musgrove Park Hospital in the U.K. The company said that patients will be able to opt out.
Emerging Tech

Google DeepMind under fire after being given access to 1.6M medical records

Google's DeepMind subsidiary is being investigated amid the questionable legality of a deal that saw the company gain access to private health records for 1.6 million NHS patients in order to test an app.

Humanity’s last stand? AlphaGo to battle world’s best Go player in China

DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence will take on Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked human player, at The Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China, on May 23. With that, Go joins chess and checkers for games that AI has thoroughly cracked.

Can AI smart enough to play poker be weaponized without turning Terminator?

The abilities of cutting-edge AIs are being demonstrated in activities like poker and Go, but what’s coming next is no game.

Artificial intelligence is expected to get smarter much faster thanks to Gamalon

Gamalon came out of stealth mode on Tuesday to reveal it created new technology to boost the machine learning process 100 times faster. The technology is available now in two commercial applications for the enterprise sector.

How do you teach AI to play nice? Give them some games to play together

Google's DeepMind is running some interesting experiments on the concept of cooperation. AI systems are running through certain games and scenarios to see how they respond and how we might make them work better together.

Efforts from Google DeepMind and OpenAI Universe seek to make AI better

Today's artificial intelligence efforts are led by organizations like Alphabet and Elon Musk's OpenAI initiative. Both announced they are open-sourcing their machine- learning solutions to give them more exposure to the real world.
Emerging Tech

Will AI built by a ‘sea of dudes’ understand women? AI’s inclusivity problem

The programs written today will inform the systems built tomorrow. If designers all have one worldview, we can expect equally narrow-minded machines.

DeepMind has an AI bot that maneuvers through mazes and grabs objects on its own

DeepMind improved its previous A3C AI agent/bot by adding two new tasks that enable faster learning. Called Unreal, it learns by playing Atari games, but the process is now faster given that AI can control the pixels and predict rewards.

'StarCraft II' will soon be used as training grounds for artificial intelligence

Blizzard revealed a collaboration with Google to offer StarCraft II as a learning platform for artificial intelligence that will be open to all researchers in 2017. AI will be required to learn how to play the game the "human" way
Emerging Tech

Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get

By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from their mistakes.
Emerging Tech

Here’s your stop: Google DeepMind’s new AI can help you navigate the subway system

DeepMind’s AI -- a differential neural network -- is one of the first systems to use external memory and deep learning to train itself autonomously, without the need for hard-coded instructions.

Google DeepMind wants to use machine learning to help treat head and neck cancer

Google DeepMind has announced a new collaboration with University College London Hospital which looks to streamline the preparations required to administer radiotherapy to cancer patients.

Google's DeepMind is helping the company save money on its electricity bill

Much of Google's power usage is due to its vast data centers. Now its DeepMind AI technology is looking for ways to cut power bills while maintaining efficiency. It's already showing promise, and saving millions.