From May 14 to 18, the 30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017) was held in Anchorage, AK, USA. Continuing the long tradition, the conference is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), in cooperation with the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS).
At the 10th Google I/O, held May 17-19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, Google took a different approach from unveiling exciting new products, by putting its focus on the convergence of existing products, aimed at providing a better user experience.
Personal computers and mobile devices are in their heyday. Researchers are swarming standalone AI, focusing on how to automate self-learning intelligent systems. The interfaces for wearables meanwhile are evolving from smart screens to gesture commands, like those often seen in AR and VR commercials.
Thanks to AlphaGo, the term “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) came under the spotlight (again). However, Jean-Christophe Baillie doesn’t agree that AlphaGo is AI, for the reason that it’s not able to get us to full AI – an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).