Japan to spend a billion on artificial intelligence

You know it makes senseThe Japanese government is set to spend $974 million on a 10 year project to make artificial intelligence (AI) a reality. According to Nikkei.net, the Riken Center for advanced integrated intelligence research will open near Tokyo railway station and involve 100 researchers from companies including Toyota and NEC. The aim is to create AI that will match the intelligence of an average human being by the middle of this century. While previous attempts to create viable AI have foundered, the wire reports that high capacity computing, processing of big data and automated processing techniques will make it a viable technology. The researchers will utilise so-called “deep learning”. It’s reported that an IBM Watson cognitive system can help diagnose treatment for people with cancer that are better…


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