Tag: machine learning

AI

McKinsey Report: AI Promises Added Value of up to US$5.8 Trillion

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.

AI

Caffe2 Merges With PyTorch

Facebook operates two flagship open source machine learning frameworks — Caffe2 and PyTorch. Their incompatibility, however, made it difficult to transform a PyTorch-defined model into Caffe2 or vice versa. Facebook is doing something about that.

AI United States

Google’s MusicVAE Is a Machine Learning Mozart

Google has announced the release of MusicVAE, a machine learning model that makes composing musical scores as easy as mixing paint on a palette. A breakthrough from Google Brain’s Magenta Project, MusicVAE generates and morphs melodies to output multi-instrumental passages optimized for expression, realism and smoothness which sound convincingly like human-composed music.

AI China

Alibaba Discounted its Top Smart Speaker to $15; Sold 1 Million

I purchased a Tmall Genie X1 — Alibaba’s flagship smart speaker — at the discounted price of US$15 during China’s November 11 “Singles Day” shopping festival. I was given order number 560,000-ish, and received the product a month later. The speaker is regularly priced at US$79, about the same as its American counterpart Google Mini.