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Earlier this week, Google’s DeepMind team published a paper describing AlphaZero, a new generic reinforcement learning algorithm that has done some remarkable things. First, in about eight hours, it taught itself to beat AlphaGo, a human-trained AI system that beat the best human Go players in the world. It also taught itself chess and Shogi (known as Japanese chess) in about four hours and beat the best human-trained AI systems at those games. How did AlphaZero teach itself? The rules of the games were programmed into the system. Then, AlphaZero started to play itself. The more it played itself, the better it became. Over a few hours, it learned to play the games better than the games had ever been played. Perfect Information It is extremely important to understand that AlphaZero is not thinking like humans think, and it is not capable of general-knowledge decision-m... (more)

The End of Net Neutrality Could Be Good for Marketers — And Bad for Almost Everyone Else | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

The End of Net Neutrality Could Be Good for Marketers - And Bad for Almost Everyone Else The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to ensure that Americans would have equal access to the Internet. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already interested in the topic. Still, some quick background: Renamed “Open... (more)

Eight Hottest Tech Trends in 1776 | @CloudExpo #ML #ITaaS #Cloud

Back, by popular demand, a reprise of my 8 Hottest Tech Trends of 1776. Enjoy! A little more than 241 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the “best” technology available was the printing press and the “best” social network required the use of “word of mouth” in Public Houses. Grog was the lubricant that facilitated this communication and the rest, as they say, is history. But while all this was going on, there were a bunch of entrepreneurs and a few startups that changed t... (more)

Huawei Buys 'Internet of Things' (#IoT) Startup | @ThingsExpo

Huawei has acquired Neul, a Cambridge, U.K.,-based radio module maker focused on the internet of things. The move marks an interesting new direction for Huawei, which is already one of the largest manufacturers of wireless networking technologies the world. Neul specializes in the industrial side of the internet things: the billions of sensors, instruments and meters that need only send tiny amounts of information intermittently. Instead of connected cars and watches and tablets, we’re talking about connected bridges, burglar alarms and dog tracking collars (this shift to netwo... (more)

No Passwords | @CloudExpo #Cloud #API #AI #ML #DL #DX #Cybersecurity

Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible. I was in a camp I called “How to Make a Cryptic Password You Can Easily Remember.” Th... (more)