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Apple machine learning, AI

Tim Cook says Apple’s AI is already watching you

June 11th, 2017

When you talk about Silicon Valley tech giants using AI to improve an existing product, there’s a decent chance you’re thinking of Google. The recent I/O developer conference confirmed that Google thinks AI and machine learning will be all that matters in the future, and nearly every new thing it announced for Android had some …

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Messing with robots’ self-confidence could prevent the AI apocalypse

June 7th, 2017

In every sci-fi depiction of an eventual robot apocalypse, the mechanical monstrosities move with cold, calculated precision, dispatching or enslaving humanity with a complete lack of sympathy and no second guessing. But what if robots could actually worry? What if mechanical minds didn’t know anything with certainty, and lacked the confidence to push forward with …

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After humiliating humankind, Google’s AI is quitting Go

May 29th, 2017

What do you do when you have beaten all challengers at one of the world’s oldest and most strategic board games? You retire as the undisputed champion, letting all who come after you live with the constant, nagging question of whether or not they could have possibly beaten you. The best Go player on the …