AI or BS: Distinguishing artificial intelligence from trade show hype


by VentureBeat

VentureBeat— The distinction between actual AI and fake or algorithmic alternatives is important, but marketers are blurring the lines in ways that everyone may regret.

The Next Web—Artificial intelligence: How to measure the 'I' in AI. Last week, Lee Se-dol, the South Korean Go champion who lost in a historical matchup against DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm AlphaGo in 2016, declared his retirement from professional play. “With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts,” Lee told the Yonhap news agency. “Even if I become the number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated.” Predictably, Se-dol’s comments quickly made the rounds...

@macrumors—Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Xnor.ai. Apple has purchased Seattle startup Xnor.ai, a company that specializes in on-device artificial intelligence, reports GeekWire, citing sources with knowledge of the acquisition. Apple is said to have paid around $200 million for Xnor.ai, and while both Apple and Xnor.ai have declined to comment on the potential acquisition, much of the Xnor.ai website has been taken offline and GeekWire says that a move from the Xnor.ai offices is taking place in Seattle. Xnor.ai's technology lets...

Fortune—Apple buys artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai, but not necessarily for a smarter Siri. The iPhone maker reportedly paid $200 million for Seattle-based Xnor.ai, which has developed on-device artificial intelligence processing.