Google I/O 2018 kicked off today with an uptempo keynote from CEO Sundar Pichai. The tech giant’s annual developer conference is always a platform for big announcements, and this was no exception, with Google gearing up for what promises to be an especially busy year.
Leading television manufacturer Skyworth has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese internet giant Baidu. In the deal announced March 17, Baidu will invest CN¥1.01 billion (US$159.7 million) in Skyworth’s Smart TV unit Coocaa; while its AI assistant system DuerOS will be integrated into Skyworth’s agenda-setting Super AI TV.
If you are familiar with the biotech industry, you know Cambridge. The small city at the center of the Great Boston Area hosts over 1,000 biotechnology-related companies. Most of these companies cluster around Kendall Square, the same block as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Farming is becoming a data-centric business powered by artificial intelligence. China’s big tech firms are using neural network-backed computer vision, wearable devices, and predictive analytics algorithms to reimagine pig, chicken, cow, goose, and cockroach farming.
Google is looking to expand its AI research activities in the Japanese capital. The company’s deep learning and AI research team Google Brain yesterday posted a “Tokyo job listing seeking talented experts to participate in cutting edge research on machine learning”.
The McKinsey Global Institute this month released the report “Notes From the AI Frontier Insights From Hundreds of Use Cases”. The 36-page discussion paper surveys cutting-edge machine learning algorithms, and discusses how they can be integrated or transformed into practical applications across 19 selected industries.
Chinese media is reporting that Baidu will launch a series of self-driving delivery tests in cooperation with Meituan-Dianping, a group-buying service for local food and retail businesses. The first tests will take place in Xiongan, about 100 kilometres southwest of Beijing…
A phrase that’s cropping up a lot in Chinese media these days is “National AI Team (人工智能国家队).” While this may suggest a squad of scientists heading off to some sort of AI Olympics, it rather refers to a new class of AI companies that are either backed by national institutes or closely integrated into government-funded programs.
Leading machine learning conference International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) has named its best research papers of the last year: On the convergence of Adam and Beyond, Spherical CNNs, and Continuous Adaptation via Meta-learning in Nonstationary and Competitive Environments.
Chinese State media People’s Daily recently reported the country is facing a shortage of five million AI talents.
A separate LinkedIn survey revealed that while there are some 1.9 million AI engineers worldwide, about one million reside in the US while China is home to just 50,000.
New Chinese regulations will permit self-driving vehicle testing on public roads across the country.
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Transport yesterday jointly issued the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Management Standards…
At last month’s RE•WORK Deep Learning in Finance Summit in London, leading AI industry practitioners and academics from prestigious universities discussed their research, provided insights on business trends and real-life AI applications, and addressed current challenges facing the AI industry as a whole.