Fun and Games

Watch Google’s DeepMind AI Computer Dominate Old Atari Games

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Google’s artificial intelligence firm, DeepMind Technologies, has been making headlines with a computer that can program itself, a quest for “AI scientists” and software that can learn to play classic Atari games better than a human expert.

Today, a video showing their famed software learning to play Breakout and mastering nine other Atari games including Enduro, Boxing and Demon Attack has resurfaced online. Although it was uploaded to YouTube last April, it seems it’s finally receiving the attention it deserves.   Read More

the robots are coming

Facebook’s Upcoming Artificial Intelligence Will ‘Mediate’ Your Online Activity

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The last time you posted a Facebook status, you were probably thinking, “Wow, I really wish I had an intelligent robot to make sure this post won’t come back around to haunt me.” No? Too bad.

Facebook is building an artificial intelligence program that will serve as a social media assistant—kind of like Clippy, the obnoxious Microsoft Read More