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“Perceiver”: getting closer to AGI

A significant progress in AI has been made in the last years thanks to the Transformer (August 2017), a Google software able to understand written text. This has opened up the possibility of tapping to an immense knowledge base available on the Web. It is like saying that we have …

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Getting it wrong, and knowing it

Quantum computers have been around for many years now, not in the field but on headlines of newspapers and magazines. They have been and are there because they fascinate our imagination, they are not in the field because they don’t work! Well, this is not a completely correct statement: as …

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Designing chip layout with AI

The complexity of designing microchips keeps growing. We have chips today that embeds more than a billion transistors and you need to connect them with one another in very specific ways to get the kind of circuits you need. Let’s get this straight. It is now a long time that …

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Ready to taste a Google cake, courtesy of AI?

What can you do with artificial intelligence? Create new cakes is an example! Google has noticed a spike of interest in baking recipe (people searching for them) during the pandemic and people lock-down. A team of researchers have started to look into the search data using AI to detect what …

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Smartphones, and more, are getting cloudy

Processing is cheap, actually it is not! On the one hand we have seen a continuous decrease of processing cost but at the same time we have been increasing our (our applications) need for processing to the point that it made sense to create huge processing infrastructures that can be …

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Do you speak Whale?

We have come to take Google Translator as a given, it now (June 2021) supports 109 languages translating EVERY DAY 100 billion words! Yet, among all those languages (and I should confess last time I looked at the list there were a handful I dod not know of their existence) …

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“Come on, Answer to me!”, said Alexa

Many of us have become used to talk to Alexa. There are an estimated 94 million people in the US owning a smart speaker (up from 76 million in 2020). They are growing everywhere and if you include smartphones with smart personal assistant capability the numbers are in the billions! …

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