DeepMind bot AlphaStar has scored a convincing 10/10 victory against pro human players in a special series of StarCraft II matches. Plucky 26 year-old Polish gamer Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz however salvaged a bit of human pride, snatching a surprise win yesterday in a live rematch at the DeepMind and Blizzard Entertainment Starcraft II Demonstration live stream event hosted in London.
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.
The Synced 2017 Machine Intelligence Awards recognize companies that use AI technologies in smart and commercially viable ways. This year we received more than 500 applications, and with the help of our industry analysts selected the top 10% that really stood out.
Google and Amazon unveiled mini-sized smart speakers Google Home Mini Chalk and Amazon Echo Dot 2, both priced at less than US$50. Virtual assistants can plug into your environment with a natural human-machine voice interface that used to exist only science fiction.
Compared to SMT, NMT can train multiple features jointly and does not need prior domain knowledge, enabling zero-shot translation. In addition to higher BLEU score and better sentence structure, NMT can also help reduce morphology errors, syntax errors, and word order errors of SMT.
We explore top-notch Swiss AI facilities: starting with deep learning and neural network research at IDSIA in Lugano, to interdisciplinary research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Basel, and ending with robotics innovations at ETH in Zurich and University of Zurich.