Microsoft and Google are making huge steps towards the area of technology that concentrates on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Microsoft looks to announce the creation of Microsoft Research AI, which will be a dedicated unit in its international research division. The aim of the research AI is to make Microsoft’s software exclusively smarter than it has ever been for now’s sake and for posterity’s sake.
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Microsoft Research Labs director Eric Horvitz told Business Insider that this new organization – Microsoft Research AI will bring together about 100 AI experts such as Microsoft Translator, the Microsoft Cortana digital assistant that will synchronize to make the job even faster.
Microsoft didn’t stop at that alone, they have ensured that a team of Microsoft executives have been set up to form an overseeing ethics board known as Aether. Also, in a bid to use the Artificial Intelligence with responsibility, a fresh “design guide” has been developed for the AI developers to develop the AI responsibly.
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However, Google has actually launched a platform for the development of AI, as it launched Gradient Ventures, a venture fund platform that provides technical mentorship, bootcamps, capital, resources and access to experts for early-stage startups that focus on Artificial Intelligence. Google will therein take a minority stake in the startups that they invest in.
Google stated, “Many members of our team are engineers, so we’re familiar with the journey from big idea to product launch. The goal is to help our portfolio companies overcome engineering challenges to create products that will apply artificial intelligence to today’s challenges and those we’ll face in the future.”
“Our portfolio is already growing, and our first companies are making progress, including Algorithmia, a marketplace for algorithms and functions, and Cogniac, a suite of tools used to create and manage visual models.”
“There’s everything to re-imagine as we usher in this new era of technology—and we’re excited to work with entrepreneurs to start building it,” it said.