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Synced Global AI Weekly | 2018.6.9—6.15

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Google Opens Its First-ever AI Research Center in Africa

Google today announced it is opening its first-ever AI research centre in Africa. The internet giant aims to gather machine learning researchers and engineers in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to facilitate local AI development. 

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UK's Tech Industry To Receive €2.6 Billion Boost

Britain's government has announced a £2.3 billion (€2.61 billion) private investment boost to push AI talent, including the creation of over 1,600 jobs, and a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation...

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Samsung Launches New Fund for Early-Stage AI Investments

The Korean firm's "Samsung NEXT Q Fund" is targeted at seed and Series A deals for startups that are “solving AI problems, as well as those using AI to solve computer science problems."...

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Chinese Computer Vision Unicorn YITU Closes C+ Round with $200 Million 

Chinese computer vision company Yitu announced today that is has secured US$200 million in its C+ funding round, with investments from GC Capital, ICBC International, and SPDB International...

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Improving Language Understanding with Unsupervised Learning

OpenAI have obtained state-of-the-art results on a suite of diverse language tasks with a scalable, task-agnostic system, which they are also releasing. Their approach is a combination of two existing ideas: transformers and unsupervised pre-training...

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Relational inductive biases, deep learning, and graph networks

"We present a new building block for the AI toolkit with a strong relational inductive bias--the graph network--which generalizes and extends various approaches for neural networks that operate on graphs..."

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The World's Fastest Supercomputer Designed for AI Computation

The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee today introduced the world’s fastest supercomputer Summit, whose computing power reaches 200 petaflops or 200 million billion calculations per second...

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AI Makes Jacky Cheung Concerts a "Goodbye Kiss" for Fugitives

Last Saturday night a thief and a document forger went to see Cheung perform in Jinhua City, but instead ended up in handcuffs. They were the latest of five criminal suspects to be apprehended at Cheung concerts over the past two months...

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ACL 2018 Announces Its Five Best Papers

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) will hold its 56th Annual Meeting July 15 – 20 in Melbourne, Australia. Yesterday, the ACL 2018 organizing committee announced its three best long papers and two best short papers...

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Global AI Events

DTalk Episode 1: Deploying AI in Mobile-first Customer-facing Financial Products: A Tale of Two Cycles

21 June, Silicon Valley, USA。Click HERE to register now!

18–23 JunCVPR 2018Salt Lake City, USA.
20–21 JunConference on Big Data Analysis and Data MiningRome, Italy.
20–22 JunDCAIToledo, Spain.
20–22 JunThe Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps.São Paulo,Brazil.

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人工智能领域的「规划」通常是指智能体执行的任务/动作的自动规划和调度,其目的是进行资源的优化。常见的规划方法包括经典规划(Classical Planning)、分层任务网络(HTN)和 logistics 规划。




映射指的是具有某种特殊结构的函数,或泛指类函数思想的范畴论中的态射。 逻辑和图论中也有一些不太常规的用法。其数学定义为:两个非空集合A与B间存在着对应关系f,而且对于A中的每一个元素x,B中总有有唯一的一个元素y与它对应,就这种对应为从A到B的映射,记作f:A→B。其中,y称为元素x在映射f下的象,记作:y=f(x)。x称为y关于映射f的原象*。*集合A中所有元素的象的集合称为映射f的值域,记作f(A)。同样的,在机器学习中,映射就是输入与输出之间的对应关系。