When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts (link) is a survey of AI experts asking them for predictions on when various high societal impact technologies will become available, such as translation (2024), driving a truck (2027), working in retail (2031) and working as a surgeon (2053). It is interesting to note that Asian experts think these events will happen sooner than their North American counterparts.
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DeepMind's AlphaGo won 3-0 vs Ke Jie, the world #1 go player by current rankings. DeepMind is now concluding its foray into Go, and as a final step, will release a lot of the technical learnings and Go game strategy learnings (from studying AlphaGo). Read more here: AlphaGo's next move
Andrej Karpathy did an analysis on ICML accepted papers institution statistics. Alphabet Inc. tops the list with 60+ papers, followed by Microsoft with 33. Another interesting fact was that although the biggest players are industries, academia still contributes 75% of the research papers.