Archive | May 2017

Apple Is Working on a Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices – Bloomberg

Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company’s devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence — such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person, who requested anonymity discussing a product that hasn’t been made public. Apple declined to comment.

Source: Apple Is Working on a Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices – Bloomberg

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Chart: Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

These five companies combined for $555 billion in revenues in 2016 – here’s a breakdown of each company’s revenue by product or service category.

Source: Chart: Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

How Google’s Upgraded AlphaGo Can Tackle Power Grids and More | WIRED

But then, about a year ago, DeepMind redesigned the system. In essence, they built the new AlphaGo without help from human moves. They trained it entirely from games where the machine plays against itself—part of a continuing 

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/googles-alphago-levels-board-games-power-grids/amp/

Facebook’s Ability to Target “Insecure” Teens Could Prompt Backlash | WIRED

DATA MINING IS such a prosaic part of our online lives that it’s hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage. The modern condition means constantly clicking against our better judgement. We go to bed anxious about the surveillance apparatus lurking just beneath our social media feeds, then wake up to mindlessly scroll, Like, Heart, Wow, and Fave another day

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/welcome-next-phase-facebook-backlash/

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor | WIRED

Research shows students don’t learn by hearing or seeing, they learn by doing, a model often called active learning.

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/the-mechanical-universe/

Facebook beats in Q1 with $8.03B revenue, faster growth to 1.94B users | TechCrunch

Facebook had another strong quarter, beating estimates to start 2017. It scored $8.03 billion in revenue and $1.04 GAAP actual EPS in Q1 compared to $0.87 EPS estimate. It earned that from 1.94…

Source: Facebook beats in Q1 with $8.03B revenue, faster growth to 1.94B users | TechCrunch