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

[ad_1] 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…

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Amazon.com Inc wants to challenge Netflix Inc by taking video service global, starting with new reality show

[ad_1] Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to take its video streaming service worldwide in a challenge to Netflix Inc., the world’s largest paid online TV network.  Amazon, which currently offers the service in only a handful of countries, announced the plans Thursday in a blog post about “The Grand Tour,” a lavish new reality show featuring…

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