Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.
Hallie Siegel’s insight:
Really nice in depth story about one of the grandfathers of neural networks Geoffrey Hinton and the history of deep learning. Illustrates the importance of funding basic research, and not always being focused on the applied. If you enjoyed this, you might also be interested in:Talking Machines: History of machine learning, w. Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun Future of machine learning, w. Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun (Part 2) Inside DeepMindArtificial General Intelligence that plays Atari video games: How did DeepMind do it?