Posts Tagged 'New York Times'

Consider Google Translate

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The New York Times Magazine features a beautifully prepared and presented article on the recent dramatic improvements in Google Translate brought about by deep learning technologies developed in the Google Brain division of Alphabet. But this is not simply an article about a breakthrough innovation, it is a nuanced discussion of the history, problems, and approaches, both failed and (sometimes) successful, that lie behind some of the most useful AI-supported facilities we use today.

As an example, author Gideon Lewis-Kraus notes:

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February Scorecard on Cognitive and Watson

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In an insightful perspective piece, The New York Times tech columnist Steve Lohr recaps IBM’s experience with Watson since Jeopardy, including early failures in health care and maturing expectations of what it takes to build a business model around enterprise cognitive systems. Lohr sets the larger context for the story by including points of view from industry players including executives from both today’s startups and from the first AI boom in the 1980s.

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