AI Year in Review

Highlighting some of the Top Stories of 2016

AWS comes out swinging with AI services

AWS comes out swinging with AI services LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence just may be the new battleground in the cloud. At its re:Invent conference today, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy announced three artificial intelligence (A.I.) services that will be...

Major Roadblocks on the Path to Machine Learning

Major Roadblocks on the Path to Machine Learning October 31, 2016 Thomas Dinsmore In part one of this series last week, we discussed the emerging ecosystem of machine learning applications and what promise those portend. But of course, as with any emerging application...

Microsoft goes big on AI research

Microsoft goes big on AI research SEATTLE • Microsoft is reorganising part of the company to better position itself as one of the significant players in the emerging field of artificial intelligence. The company has created a new organisation that combines its...

Google's WaveNet Mimics a Human's Voice

Google’s WaveNet Mimics a Human’s Voice Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Google DeepMind researchers have been busy creating a new artificial intelligence called WaveNet that has the ability to mimic human speech like no other machine out...

Artificial intelligence creates sci-fi trailer

Artificial intelligence creates sci-fi trailer Ben Hoyle, Los Angeles The trailer for the film Morgan demonstrates the eerie potential of artificial intelligence as it exists now A trailer for a film about the moral complexity of creating artificial life is unnerving...

AlphaGo computer beats Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol

AlphaGo computer beats Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol A computer named AlphaGo has beaten Grandmaster Lee Sedol at the game of Go. As the machine wowed spectators around the globe, it also raised some questions. Like how advanced are AI technologies already? And when will...

XPRIZE launches AI 2020 competition with IBM Watson

XPRIZE launches AI 2020 competition with IBM Watson Close your eyes. What do you see when you think about artificial intelligence? Hal 9000 defying human orders? Ava savagely murdering her maker? What about ARIIA taking over the country from deep inside...

Google DeepMind's AlphaGo System Helps Paves the Way for Our…

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo System Helps Paves the Way for Our… In March this year, headlines were made as Google DeepMind‘s AlphaGo System defeated Professional Go Player, Lee Sedol in a five-match tournament that took place at the Four Seasons Hotel...

New Artificial Intelligence Able to Beat Human Pilots In Dogfight

New Artificial Intelligence Able to Beat Human Pilots In Dogfight 30 June 2016Forbes reported that researchers with artificial intelligence (AI) company Psibernetix have developed a new AI named ALPHA that is capable of defeating human pilots in aerial combat....

Elon Musk Opens Training Gym to Make AI Programs Smarter

Elon Musk Opens Training Gym to Make AI Programs Smarter SpaceX and Tesla Motors boss Elon Musk has open-sourced OpenAI Gym, which is a kind of training gym for artificial intelligence programs. The virtual gym is created to help computer programmers improve their AI...

Nvidia releases World's first Deep learning Supercomputer DGX-1

Nvidia releases World’s first Deep learning Supercomputer DGX-1 DGX1’s new powerful chip has 150 billion transistors laid on a single chip, which makes it the world’s largest chip. Nvidia has released a new state-of-the-art chip, the...

Microsoft still set on AI bots after Tay fiasco

Microsoft still set on AI bots after Tay fiasco SEATTLE • Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella said his company is committed to the emerging market for artificial intelligence-based chat software, one week after the company’s first Internet chatbot in...

Is Singularity Near?

Is Singularity Near? OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company, announced itself to the world on December 11, 2015. With $1 billion in funding from high-profile investors, such as Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel, the company put forward an...

Will 2016 Be NVIDIA Corporation’s Best Year Yet?

Will 2016 Be NVIDIA Corporation’s Best Year Yet? NVIDIA Shield TV. Source: NVIDIA2015 was a great year for NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) investors. Shares of the chip giant surged nearly 64%, strongly outperforming the broader S&P 500, as rising demand for the...

Disclaimer – Please note we get over 25,000 stories a year posted on our site, so selecting a handful that represent the year is always going to be difficult and will no doubt potentially miss a few of the key stories, but we have done our best to highlight the ones we feel have been important.