DailyDirt: Does It Take A Village To Teach Artificial Intelligence?
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The accomplishments of artificial intelligence are making it a popular topic in the news again, both for its wins and its (apparent) failures. General artificial intelligence hasn’t quite lived up to its full potential yet, but more open source AI projects could help speed up development. Here are just a few reminders that open source AI projects are making progress — hopefully towards a more ‘John Henry‘ type of AI and less of a scary Skynet program.
- Google is sharing some of its artificial intelligence capabilities — like image recognition, speech translation, etc. Maybe people will find cool new uses for AI, and hopefully, some of the machine learning bugs will be caught faster. [url]
- Yahoo hasn’t been getting too much positive press lately (for the health of its business), but it also released its own open source AI tools (aka CaffeOnSpark AI engine) recently. Yahoo still has a lot of Flickr image data to help train its deep learning software, but selling off Yahoo’s “core business” could have an effect on Yahoo’s AI projects. [url]
- OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that has just set up new offices in San Francisco. It has $1 billion in funding from several sources, aiming for a long-term benefit to humanity from artificial intelligence projects. [url]
- China’s main search company, Baidu, has released its own open source AI software — used to build systems like Deep Speech 2 which recognizes human speech better than some humans (at least for short phrases or messages). Baidu’s code is called Warp-CTC, and you can play around with it all you like — but you’ll probably need access to some heavy-duty hardware to make your own HAL9000. [url]
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Filed Under: ai, artificial intelligence, cloud, deep learning, deep speech 2, image recognition, john henry, machine learning, open source, speech recognition
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