Google and other tech giants are rushing to invest in new Montreal artificial intelligence research lab

MONTREAL — Artificial intelligence, once relegated to the realm of science fiction, is now found in everything from translation services to virtual assistants to video games. And as companies race to develop self-driving cars and offer increasingly personalized online experiences, they’re building on research that was largely pioneered by a group of Canadian researchers who…

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Google DeepMind tries to improve machine learning by giving computers the ability to ‘dream’

Androids may not, as science fiction writer Philip Dick once posited, dream of electric sheep. But the newest artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind division does indeed dream, metaphorically at least, about finding apples in a maze. Researchers at DeepMind wrote in a paper published online Thursday that they had achieved a leap in the…

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