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Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft Create the Partnership on AI

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft Create the Partnership on AI

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft came together to announce the launch of the new Partnership on AI. While on a day-to-day basis, these teams are in constant competition with each other, they've come together to conduct research and promote best practices. This means that the group of tech companies will come together frequently to discuss advancements in artificial intelligence. 

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/28/facebook-amazon-google-ibm-and-microsoft-come-together-to-create-historic-partnership-on-ai/

Microsoft Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Crack Cancer Code

Microsoft Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Crack Cancer Code

According to Microsoft, cancer is just like any computer virus. You can "solve" it just by breaking the code. And Microsoft plans to do just that, which is why it got its researchers to use artificial intelligence in a new healthcare initiative to target cancerous cells and eliminate the disease.

Article source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/20/microsoft-wants-to-crack-the-cancer-code-using-artificial-intelligence/

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Way We Live

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Way We Live

Adults alive today can still recount the days when computers did not exist; however, children growing up in the AI (Artifical Intelligence) revolution won't ever know of world with computers. Further, as they watch their Mother ask Siri for the weather or daily news, they won't know a world without machine learning. 

Article(Source):https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/03/growing-up-in-generation-ai/

Photo Source: By Alejandro Zorrilal Cruz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

As AI's capabilities increase, the ability for computers to perform automatic tasks also increases. Everybody has access to high speed technology, allowing startup hopefuls to research, plan, and create a website with almost no effort.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/27/startups-will-overtake-enterprises-in-the-new-ai-ecosystem/

Image Source: By G4mb1t (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Using a deep neural network approach to identify sarcasm

Using a deep neural network approach to identify sarcasm

Computers are just horrible at recognizing sarcasm. No, seriously it's true. Edgy phrases that are clearly made in jest cannot be identified by artificial intelligence yet. A team headed by Silvio Amir at the University of Lisbon, Portugal by using a page's tweet history on Twitter, and marking which posts aren't made seriously. The algorithm by Amir's team can discern sarcasm correctly 87 percent of the time. That's only a B+; I'm not impressed. Actually, I am, because it's another large step for artificial intelligence and its interactions with humans.

Source: https://techxplore.com/news/2016-08-deep-neural-network-approach-sarcasm.html

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Robots will cover the Olympics for The Washington Post

Artificial intelligence will post updates on the Olympics throughout the next few weeks. The statuses will include graphics (such as race times, medal winners, etc.) and short sentences about the transpiring events. Longer, more focused pieces will still be written by journalists, while allowing the reporters more time to focus on their articles.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/05/robots-will-cover-the-olympics-for-the-washington-post/

Image Source: By KaputJonny (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: This picture does not depict a robot The Washington Post is using.