A mathematician walks into a bar (of disinformation)

Disinformation, misinformation, infotainment, algowars — if the debates over the future of media the past few decades have meant anything, they’ve at least left a pungent imprint on the English language. There’s been a lot of invective and fear over what social media is doing to us, from our individual psychologies and neurologies to wider […]

ThirdAI raises $6M to democratize AI to any hardware

Houston-based ThirdAI, a company building tools to speed up deep learning technology without the need for specialized hardware like graphics processing units, brought in $6 million in seed funding. Neotribe Ventures, Cervin Ventures and Firebolt Ventures co-led the investment, which will be used to hire additional employees and invest in computing resources, Anshumali Shrivastava, Third […]

Embodied AI, superintelligence and the master algorithm

Chris Nicholson Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Nicholson is the founder and CEO of Pathmind, a company applying deep reinforcement learning to industrial operations and supply chains. More posts by this contributor UPDATED: Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America Superintelligence, roughly defined as an AI algorithm that can solve all problems […]