AlphaZero Is the New Chess Champion, and Harbinger of a Brave New World in AI

AlphaZero chess champion

AlphaZero stands to upend not merely the world of chess, but the whole realm of strategic decision making. If that doesn’t give you pause, it probably should.

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Is paying a monthly fee for pro A/V software in your future?

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Are you buying software, or merely renting it? Let’s take a look at some popular audio and video applications, and examine their licenses to see exactly what you’re getting.

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Google begins developing its own quantum computer chips, to prepare for the future

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Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence team, not content with merely sharing a D-Wave kinda-quantum computer with NASA, has announced that it will now be designing and building its own quantum computer chips. Rather than start from scratch, Google will absorb UC Santa Barbara’s quantum computing group, which recently created a superconducting five-qubit array that shows promise for scaling up to larger, commercial systems. Google, probably just behind IBM, now appears to be one of quantum computing’s largest commercial interests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/189155-google-begins-developing-its-own-quantum-computer-chips-to-prepare-for-the-future

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