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At this week’s MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference in San Francisco, Baidu gave a demo of one of its most impressive consumer-facing examples of A.I. to date: A Star Trek-style pocket universal translator that is able to translate spoken sentences from English into Mandarin and back again
Luke Dormehl, Baidu’s pocket translator is a ‘Star Trek’ dream come to life
MIT Technology Review this week cited the generative adversarial network, or GAN, as one of 2018’s 10 breakthrough technologies. It works something like this: two networks ‘are trained on the same data set’ and pitted ‘against each other in a digital cat-and-mouse game.
Tom Loftus, MIT Technology Review’s Top 10 Flags AI With Imagination
For a couple of days this week, I attended the EmTech NEXT conference at MIT, which is organized by MIT Technology Review. The focus of the event was that fabled idea ‘The Future of Work,’ and if you are on the side of the humans, the future seems pretty bright. Virtually every speaker (MIT folks, AI and robotics leaders) came out in favor of augmentation over automation.
Tom Davenport, On AI and Jobs, We Are All Augmentarians Now
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