Microsoft Ventures out to Democratize AI

Microsoft Ventures out to Democratize AI  #AI #Microsoft

  • Launched in early 2016, Element AI enables organizations to develop their own AI solutions by implementing an “AI-First” strategy.
  • “Microsoft is committed to democratizing AI with guiding principles to drive positive impact.
  • Element AI, a Canada-based AI incubator, was the first recipient of funding from this new fund.
  • Element AI shares our approach and philosophy.”
  • “We all know ‘You’re only as good as your tools’ and now Element AI is getting supercharged with Microsoft Ventures,” says Jean-François Gagné, CEO, Element AI. “

Microsoft is taking big steps to make its mark in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector.
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Elon Musk and Google Want You to Make Their Artificial Intelligence Smarter

  • Google’s DeepMind , the AI system that famously defeated the world champion of the board game Go earlier this year, and OpenAI , an AI collaboration from Elon Musk and others, are making their software platforms available to researchers, developers, and anyone else who wants to use them.
  • Elon Musk and Google Want You to Make Their Artificial Intelligence Smarter
  • Open sourcing an AI system allows it to access troves of new learning data, so the more people who use it, the stronger it becomes.
  • Developers could conceivably use these platforms to make the AI in their own games and apps smarter.
  • The two platforms both use deep learning, a form of machine learning that allows AI systems to grow smarter.

Musk’s OpenAI and Google’s DeepMind are opening their platforms to the public.
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Elon Musk’s nonprofit is working with Microsoft to help make sure robots don’t take over the world

Elon Musk’s nonprofit is working with Microsoft to keep robots from taking over the world

  • Open AI will use thousands of Microsoft’s virtual machines.
  • Open AI plans to use “thousands to tens of thousands” of Microsoft’s virtual machines, the nonprofit wrote in a blogpost today.
  • Elon Musk has spoken extensively on his fear that artifical intelligence is “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and has described the search for artifical intelligence as “summoning the demon.
  • The company wants to use AI to simplify your work conversations.
  • Microsoft Azure supports open source technologies, which is a crucial part of Open AI’s mission.

Open AI will use thousands of Microsoft’s virtual machines.
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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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OpenAI Is Calling for Techie Cops to Battle Code Gone Rogue

Who intervenes when artificial intelligence goes rogue? The AI police:

  • Facebook’s Head of AI Wants to Teach Chatbots Common Sense
  • The company’s founders believe that AI can make the world a much better place, but they also worry it could cause serious damage. “
  • Their aim is to rapidly accelerate the progress of AI, while also protecting the world from the rapidly accelerating progress of AI.
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  • Don’t Freak Out Over Google’s AI Beating a Go Grandmaster.

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@WIRED: “Who intervenes when artificial intelligence goes rogue? The AI police:”


If an artificial intelligence goes bad, who ya gonna call?


OpenAI Is Calling for Techie Cops to Battle Code Gone Rogue