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Sequoia Backs Graphcore as the Future of Artificial Intelligence Processors

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Graphcore has today announced a $50 million Series C funding round by Sequoia Capital as the machine intelligence company prepares to ship its first Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) products to early access customers at the start of 2018. The Series C round enables Graphcore to significantly accelerate growth to meet the expected global demand for its machine intelligence processor. The funding will be dedicated to scaling up production, building a community of developers around the Poplar software platform, driving Graphcore's extended product roadmap, and investing in its Palo Alto-based US team to help support customers. Nigel Toon, CEO at Graphcore said: "Efficient AI processing power is rapidly becoming the most sought-after resource in the technological world. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute.


The Future Of Artificial Intelligence: From Minimizing Food Waste To Terrible Self-Creating Music

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As an entrepreneur and AI guru, Trevor O'Brien is deeply engrained in the digital start-up community. He is founder at the innovative design and prototyping studio, theexperiment.io, and has been crucial in a number of ground-breaking start-up initiatives, including thegrid.ai Throughout his career, Trevor has lead sprawling multidisciplinary teams, created award-winning digital campaigns, and proven that technology paves endless paths for communicating and doing business, through the success of his clients. We caught up with our latest scholar to find out more about his thoughts on the role of AI in our future – from minimizing food-waste, to terrible self-creating music! Julie Hough: Contagious are global supporters of brave creative thinking and innovation, especially in the face of daunting new technologies.


Why George Orwell is returning to the BBC

BBC News

The BBC headquarters in London is getting a new resident: he's tall, bronze and likes a smoke. From Tuesday a statue of novelist George Orwell is to adorn the exterior of New Broadcasting House, a few minutes from where Orwell worked as a radio producer in World War Two. But what was the author of Nineteen Eighty-four (Orwell's original worded title) doing in the BBC? For decades its staff have delighted in the suggestion Orwell took his notion of absolute hell from two years spent at the BBC. Near the end of Nineteen Eighty-four (1984 is now more commonly used on book covers), Winston Smith finds himself trapped in the Ministry of Love's Room 101, "many metres underground".


Don't Fear The AI Future Of TV, Film

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It's not just taking over practical or empirical tasks; creative work like screenwriting and film editing will be part of the AI future too. Bottom line, from the perspective of audience perspective and creator profit, artificial intelligence makes sense. Already, we're seeing how AI can make more interactive viewing experiences, while helping creators personalize content. AI offers the potential to take much of the perspiration out of making TV and film, leaving creators more time to make more compelling shows, more exciting videos, and "stickier" advertising content.



Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over the future of artificial intelligence

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Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.


Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg clash over the future of artificial intelligence

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Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer. Justin Chang reviews "War for the Planet of the Apes," directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.


What do George Orwell and Winston Churchill have in common? A new book has the answer

Los Angeles Times

Churchill's political leanings were conservative; Orwell flirted with communism until he witnessed the betrayal of his Republican comrades by Soviet agents in the Spanish Civil War. Many books have been devoted to Churchill, including his six-volume memoir of World War II. Both blurred the line between soldier and journalist; Churchill in the Boer War, Orwell in the Spanish Civil War. "Animal Farm," a tale of power-hungry pigs who take over a farm after the human farmer flees, was such a devastating sendup of Soviet politics, Orwell had a hard time finding a publisher in left-leaning London.


What do George Orwell and Winston Churchill have in common? A new book has the answer

Los Angeles Times

Churchill's political leanings were conservative; Orwell flirted with communism until he witnessed the betrayal of his Republican comrades by Soviet agents in the Spanish Civil War. Many books have been devoted to Churchill, including his six-volume memoir of World War II. Both blurred the line between soldier and journalist; Churchill in the Boer War, Orwell in the Spanish Civil War. "Animal Farm," a tale of power-hungry pigs who take over a farm after the human farmer flees, was such a devastating sendup of Soviet politics, Orwell had a hard time finding a publisher in left-leaning London.


Preparing for our posthuman future of artificial intelligence

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Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine, coins an interesting term, "androrithm," to contrast with the algorithms that are implemented in every digital calculating engine or computer. Exploring analogous territory (and equipped with a very similar cover), Heartificial Intelligence by John C. Havens also explores the looming prospect of all-controlling algorithms and smart machines, diving into questions and proposals that overlap with Leonhard. In sharp contrast to those worriers is Ray Kurzweil's The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, which posits that our cybernetic children will be as capable as our biological ones, at one key and central aptitude -- learning from both parental instruction and experience how to play well with others. In his book Machines of Loving Grace, John Markoff writes, "The best way to answer the hard questions about control in a world full of smart machines is by understanding the values of those who are actually building these systems."