On November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open source operating system for phones. Eight years later to the month, Android has an an 80 percent market share, and Google is using the same trick—this time with artificial intelligence.
Earlier this week, Google announced TensorFlow, its open source platform for machine learning, giving anyone a computer and internet connection (and casual background in deep learning algorithms) access to one of the most powerful machine learning platforms ever created. More than 50 Google products have adopted TensorFlow to harness deep learning (machine learning using deep neural networks) as a tool, from identifying you and your friends in the Photos app to refining its core search engine. Google has become a machine learning company. Now they’re taking what makes their services special, and giving it to the world.
This could prove a milestone in the development of Artificial Intelligence.
The race amongst the leaders in Artificial Intelligence development, including IBM (Watson), Facebook (M), Apple (Siri) and Microsoft (Cortana), is definitely coming into a new turn.
Check out the TensorFlow introduction video below.
There were tons of news articles on this release but we summarised some very good articles on this topic for your ease here below.
How Google Aims To Dominate Ai (Popular Science)
What are Deep Learning specialists saying about Google’s TensorFlow? by Marshall Kirkpatrick, CEO Little Bird (on Linkedin)
Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine (Wired)
TensorFlow could be Google’s new, open-source, central nervous system (ExtremeTech)
Check out ‘Redefining the relationship of man and machine’ – an audio-visual meditation byGerd Leonhard.
In this unique film, Futurist Gerd Leonhard reads his chapter in the 2015 book ‘The Future of Business’, entitled ‘Redefining the relationship of man and machine’. In his piece, Gerd addresses the key issues and opportunities that will arise from an increasing convergence of humanity and technology, touching on related topics such as AI, Digital Ethics, reductionism, technological unemployment and machine-thinking.
And some more related media, created by Gerd Leonhard.
Posted by Rudy de Waele aka @mtrends / shift2020.com