Partnership on AI Update

Partnership on #AI Update -  announcing the inaugural Board of Trustees  @PartnershipAI

  • The Board of Trustees will provide direction and oversee the general activities of the Partnership on AI.
  • Today, we are announcing the inaugural Board of Trustees, the board that oversees the Partnership on AI.
  • Apple has joined the Partnership on AI as a founding member.
  • The first meeting of the Board of Trustees is taking place on Friday, February 3rd in San Francisco.
  • Diversity of thought across the organization is crucial to ensure that we effectively explore and address the influences of AI on people and society, provide guidance on AI best practices, and seek to advance the public’s understanding of AI.

It has been rewarding and energizing to see all of the enthusiastic support about the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) following our announcement in September. In the months since then, we’ve been working with colleagues and partners from a range of disciplines to build out a robust multi-stakeholder organization and to formulate directions for forthcoming research programs and activities. Today we have some important updates to share.
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IBM’s Project Intu Offers Developers Unprecedented Access to its Watson A.I.

IBM Offers Unprecedented Access to Its #Watson #AI 
  [via @bludevelop_tor] #IBMWatson

  • Project Intu could help IBM make sure those developers choose Watson.
  • If people take advantage of this program, Watson could make sure their supposedly “smart” products aren’t quite as elementary as they are now.
  • Watson is about to get a lot busier .
  • Watson has already been used to do everything from enable robot concierges to help a professor at Georgia Tech manage the online forums of his A.I. course.
  • The question is whether those groups will tap Watson, Alexa, Google’s DeepMind, or some other service to provide those A.I. capabilities.

IBM’s Project Intu will make the Watson A.I. more available to developers of robots, Internet of Things products, and more.
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GitHub

.@mza announcing a new deeplearning benchmark:  #reInvent

  • To run comparisons in a deep learning cluster created with CloudFormation
  • The runscalabilitytest.sh script runs scalability tests and records the throughput as images/sec in CSV files under ‘csv_*’ directories.
  • Step 1: Create a deep learning cluster using CloudFormation .
  • Scalability Comparison Scripts for Deep Learning Frameworks

Contribute to deeplearning-benchmark development by creating an account on GitHub.
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IBM’s Project Intu Offers Developers Unprecedented Access to its Watson A.I.

IBM Offers Unprecedented Access to Its Watson #AI

  • Project Intu could help IBM make sure those developers choose Watson.
  • If people take advantage of this program, Watson could make sure their supposedly “smart” products aren’t quite as elementary as they are now.
  • Watson is about to get a lot busier .
  • The question is whether those groups will tap Watson, Alexa, Google’s DeepMind, or some other service to provide those A.I. capabilities.
  • Watson has already been used to do everything from enable robot concierges to help a professor at Georgia Tech manage the online forums of his A.I. course.

IBM’s Project Intu will make the Watson A.I. more available to developers of robots, Internet of Things products, and more.
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Marc Andreessen on the atomization of AI

Marc Andreessen on the atomization of #AI

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  • It seemed particularly daunting to investors given the data that big companies are able to amass and slice and dice and use to train AI. “The theory went that if you were a startup, even if you could get people, you couldn’t get the data,” he said.

Earlier this year, Andreessen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon noted that how challenging it’s become for investors to help groom promising AI startups, given..
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Baidu follows US tech giants and open-sources its deep learning tools

Baidu follows US tech giants and open sources its deep learning tools

  • 9:00 AM Mossberg: The post-Jobs Apple has soared financially, but lacks a breakthrough product
  • 8:10 AM Acer announces the thinnest and fattest laptops in the world
  • 8:00 AM Lytro releases the first footage shot by its VR camera
  • 1:45 PM the wristband turns your fingers into a phone
  • 2:30 PM The $400 Moto Z Play could be Android’s new battery champion

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all done it — and now Baidu’s doing it, too. The Chinese tech giant has open sourced one of its key machine learning tools, PaddlePaddle, offering the…
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