This Billion Supercomputer Will Try to Find Intelligence on Reddit

Is it possible that the secret to building machine intelligence lies in spending endless hours reading Reddit? That’s one question a team of researchers at OpenAI, a nonprofit backed by several Silicon Valley luminaries, hopes to answer with a new kind of supercomputer developed by chipmaker Nvidia. The researchers are also training robots do the dishes through experimentation, and they are building algorithms capable of learning to play a wide variety of different computer games. The new machine, called a DGX-1, is optimized for the form of machine learning known as deep learning, which involves feeding data to a large network of crudely simulated neurons and has resulted in great strides in artificial intelligence in recent years. The DGX-1 will let AI researchers train deep-learning systems more quickly using more…


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