Google takes AI strategy to open source community

Krishan Sharma The Australian November 24, 2015 12:00AM Save Print Digital voice assistants and driverless cars are just the first steps in a journey that could see machine intelligence outstrip human intelligence within two decades, says Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. Mr Schmidt’s comments come as Google releases its internal artificial-intelligence (AI) development software for free, becoming the latest tech titan to lean on the open source community to fast track development in the AI space. The software, called TensorFlow, already underpins a number of Google’s existing products and services, from Google’s search engine to the Smart Reply e-mail feature. Mr Schmidt told The Australian that it’s a “valuable” piece of software that the company has spent several years developing. “I’ll say with some confidence that it’s so good that…


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