Google Opens Montreal AI Lab in Global Race for Scarce Talent

Google Is in a Fierce Global Race for Scarce #AI Talent

  • Google is building a new artificial intelligence lab in Montreal dedicated to deep learning, a technology that’s rapidly reinventing not only Google but the rest of the internet’s biggest players.
  • Google Opens Montreal AI Lab to Snag Scarce Global Talent
  • Last year, Facebook opened an AI lab in Paris, another deep learning hotbed , after building its first lab around New York Univeristy professor Yann LeCun in Manhattan.
  • The team will operate as an extension of Google Brain, the central operation that works to spread AI across the entire company.
  • Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Google is trying to get its hooks into the world’s top deep learning talent before its competitors do.
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Computing with Lasers Could Power Up Genomics and AI

Post Moore's Law: Computing with Lasers Could Power Up #Genomics and #AI 

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  • Manipulating laser beams encoded with data offers a shortcut on certain tricky computing operations.
  • Optalysys’s technology performs a mathematical function called the Fourier transform by encoding data, say a genome sequence, into a laser beam.
  • French startup LightOn , founded earlier this year, has also built a system that uses optical tricks to process data being carried by laser light.
  • As conventional chips don’t get faster any more, alternative routes look more attractive,” says Simon.
  • “Computers really suck at this, [but] you can use nature to do it instead,” says Daudet.

The pace at which conventional chips improve is slowing, and these startups say optical computers are the answer.
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12 Observations About Artificial Intelligence From The O’Reilly AI Conference

12 Observations About #ArtificialIntelligence From The @OReillyMedia AI Conference @GilPress

  • “Telling a story is one of the best ways we have of coming up with new ideas, and also of learning about each other and our world.”
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Highlights of the inaugural O’Reilly artificial intelligence conference.
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