Imagine this: you tell a computer system how the pieces move — nothing more. Then you tell it to learn to play the game. And a day later — yes, just 24 hours — it has figured it out to the level that beats the strongest programs in the world...
Kevin KellyA technical explanation of how the latest version of the AI AlphaGo taught itself (yes) to become the greatest chess master in only one day.
Twelve months ago we published details of WaveNet, a deep neural network for generating raw audio waveforms that was capable of producing more realistic-sounding speech than existing text-to-speech techniques. We have now updated the model so that...
Kevin KellySynthetic (computer) voices are getting so good. I'd rate Google's WaveNet voice as identical to a real human voice. Coming to your device soon.
Human populations are shifting en masse to cities, which is leading to rapid increases in the number and extent of urban areas. Such changes are well known to cause declines in many species, but they can also act as alternative selection pressures...
Kevin KellyCities breed new species. From the journal Science.