What Canada is Doing to Retain Its Lead in Artificial Intelligence

What #Canada is Doing to Retain It's Lead in #ArtificialIntelligence 

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  • You see, strong public support for research programs and world class expertise at Canadian universities has helped propel Canada to a position as leader in artificial intelligence and deep learning research and use.
  • Canadian talent and ideas are in high demand around the world—but activity needs to remain in Canada to harness the benefits from artificial intelligence.
  • So to retain and attract top academic talent, and to increase the number of post-graduate trainees and researchers studying artificial intelligence and deep learning, our latest budget proposes to provide $125 million to launch a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy for research and talent.
  • The Strategy will promote collaboration between Canada’s main centres of expertise in Montréal, Toronto-Waterloo and Edmonton and position Canada as a world-leading destination for companies seeking to invest in artificial intelligence and innovation.
  • A leader in the area of artificial intelligence, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research will be responsible for administering the funding for the new Strategy.

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Podcast: Where Deep Learning Is Going Next

Podcast: Where #DeepLearning Is Going Next  @ctnzr

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  • Podcast: Where Deep Learning Is Going Next
  • Deep learning – powered by ever more powerful GPUs – only grows more useful as the amount of data in the world grows.
  • In the AI Podcast , Bryan Catanzaro from Nvidia describes how machines with Deep Learning capabilities are now better at recognizing objects in images than humans.
  • Along the way, he’s seen deep learning make incredible advances.

In this AI Podcast, Bryan Catanzaro from Nvidia describes how machines with Deep Learning capabilities are now better at recognizing objects in images than humans.
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Advancing our ambition to democratize artificial intelligence

Microsoft + OpenAI partner to bring AI to everyone

  • The week at Microsoft Ignite, we showed how we are infusing artificial intelligence (AI) broadly Read more >
  • On Wednesday, Microsoft shared its aspiration to empower a new Read more >
  • With the new service, developers can accelerate the development of bots with the Microsoft Bot Framework and easily deploy and manage them in a serverless environment on Azure.
  • Microsoft has released an updated version of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Read more >
  • Newly updated Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit can help speed advances in deep learning Photo of Frank Seide standing at the top of a stairway at Microsoft

Harry Shum, Microsoft AI and Research Group executive vice president, and Sam Altman, co-chair of OpenAI. (Photo by Brian Smale)
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On the importance of democratizing Artificial Intelligence

On the importance of democratizing #ArtificialIntelligence, from Keras #DeepLearning blog

  • And you, as an early adopter of deep learning, you have a responsibility to make sure that the opportunities that AI will create are open to everyone.
  • The purpose of Keras is to make deep learning accessible to anyone with an idea and with some basic computer science literacy.
  • There is a lot of hype around deep learning right now, and people sometimes have unrealistic short-term expectations.
  • AI will take time to get deployed to its true potential, but when it does, it will have a long-term social and economic impact that most people seem to underestimate.
  • Making deep learning more accessible should be one of our priorities.

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On the importance of democratizing Artificial Intelligence

Twitter Acquires Magic Pony Machine Learning Startup –

#Twitter Acquires Magic Pony Machine #Learning Startup

  • “Our acquisition of Magic Pony builds on other investments we have made in machine learning, beginning with the acquisitions of image search startup Madbits in July 2014 and machine learning startup Whetlab in June 2015,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wrote in a blog post on Monday.
  • Magic Pony’s technology would be “used to enhance our strength in live and video and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter”.
  • New York, June 21 : In a significant announcement, micro-blogging website Twitter has acquired an 18-month-old London-based startup Magic Pony Technology to expand its capabilities in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • On Thursday, US based Search Engine Giant Google announced that it will let people in India use the ..
  • Dorsey said the company was continuing to build strength into deep learning teams with world-class talent to help Twitter be the best place to see what is happening and why it matters.

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New York, June 21 : In a significant announcement, micro-blogging website Twitter has acquired an 18-month-old London-based startup Magic Pony Technology to expand its capabilities in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).


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Google wants to find the art in artificial intelligence (Wired UK)

Google wants to find the art in artificial intelligence

  • In a talk at Moogfest, a US technology festival, Google researcher Douglas Eck described a project that would seek to understand whether or not a computer can create art.
  • Google wants to find the art in artificial intelligence
  • Google is launching a new project to see whether artificial intelligence can create art.
  • The project will initially attempt to create music, before moving onto images and then video
  • Eck hopes the openness of the project will encourage others to improve on the system.

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Google is launching a new project to see if artificial intelligence can create art, music and videos


Google wants to find the art in artificial intelligence (Wired UK)