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James Somers / MIT Technology Review:
Inside the history and limitations of Geoffrey Hinton's 30-year-old backpropagation neural network technique, which formed the basis for modern deep learning   —  Just about every AI advance you've heard of depends on a breakthrough that's three decades old.
Sep 30, 2017, 9:10 PMIn context
Christopher M. Schroeder / MIT Technology Review:
A look at how Middle Eastern startups are overcoming cultural and other barriers to tap into a growing local taste for tech, from bitcoin to digital publishing   —  At the end of March, it was announced that the largest e-commerce company in the Middle East and North Africa, Souq.com, would be acquired by Amazon for nearly $600 million.
Aug 8, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context
Will Knight / MIT Technology Review:
How Ant Financial uses AI to assess credit ratings, estimate damages for car insurance claims, talk to customers via chatbots, and operate other Alipay services   —  If you get into a car accident in China, you can simply pull out your smartphone, take a photo, and file an insurance claim with an AI system.
Jun 18, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Will Knight / MIT Technology Review:
Deep learning AI systems, which may help make important decisions in the future, are neither understandable to their creators nor accountable to their users   —  No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do.  That could be a problem.
Apr 15, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Nanette Byrnes / MIT Technology Review:
Synaps Labs to test image recognition tech in US this summer that lets digital billboard owners target ads based on the car you drive, after trial in Moscow   —  Last November if you were driving a BMW x5 or a Volvo XC60 on the highway ringing Moscow, you might have noticed a digital billboard …
Mar 4, 2017, 5:40 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Researchers at Google, OpenAI, MIT, and other organizations say they are making progress on automating the development of AI software using AI software   —  Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans.
Jan 22, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Peter Burrows / MIT Technology Review:
Sources: Dropbox's annual sales are $750M+, up from around $400M in 2014, though its previous $10B valuation still appears heady as IPO looms   —  The company became a valuable tech “unicorn” by offering free cloud storage to hundreds of millions of people.  Can Dropbox find a way to last by cashing in on corporate users?
Jan 4, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Jamie Condliffe / MIT Technology Review:
China begins piloting a system combining records on citizens to compute a “social credit score” determining eligibility for jobs, loans, travel, and more   —  It was a drab, chill day in November, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  As the woman passed through Hangzhou Railway Station …
Nov 30, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Interview with Apache Web server pioneer Brian Behlendorf, who now leads open-source development of blockchains at the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project   —  Brian Behlendorf knows it's a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software.
Nov 5, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
A look at Verily's health tracking watch prototype shows e-ink display, long battery life for more constant tracking, plans to use in medical research studies   —  Alphabet's health spin-off Verily is a little like Santa's factory a month before Christmas.  Its labs are full of promising ideas not quite ready for delivery.
Sep 29, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context

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