AI Expansion in UAE, Israel and South KoreaSouth Korea Aims High on AI, Pumps $2 Billion Into R&D
Eager to kickstart its AI industry, the nation of 52 million yesterday released an ambitious national plan to invest ₩2.2 trillion (US$2 billion) by 2020 to strengthen its AI R&D capability. The program includes the establishment of six new AI research institutes, JoongAng Ilbo reports.
Dropbox eyes security, machine learning technologies in Israel
U.S. file-sharing and storage company Dropbox plans to expand its development center in Tel Aviv by hiring more staff and looking out for potential partnerships and acquisition opportunities in security and machine-learning...
US Chipmaker Intel Submits Plans for $5 billion Israel Expansion
Intel is one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, where many of its new technologies are developed. The new investment will upgrade its Kiryat Gat manufacturing plant in southern Israel, the company said in a statement...
UAE implements 26 mechanisms to adopt AI
As part of the nation's AI strategy, these mechanisms include the recent launch of related academic programmes in the country's schools and universities...
SJTU Develops World's Largest 3D Photonic Quantum Chip
And their study "Experimental Two-dimensional Quantum Walk on a Photonic Chip" has been published on the open-access scientific journal Science Advances, and is regarded as a huge boost to quantum simulation...
Universal Language Model Fine-tuning for Text Classification
Fast.ai propose Universal Language Model Fine-tuning (ULMFiT), an effective transfer learning method that can be applied to any task in NLP, and introduce techniques that are key for fine-tuning a language model...
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