Google improves AI model training by open-sourcing framework

Google is helping researchers seeking to train AI models by open-sourcing a reinforcement learning framework used for its own projects. Reinforcement learning has been used for some of the most impressive AI demonstrations thus far, including those which beat human professional gamers at Alpha Go and Dota 2. Google subsidiary DeepMind uses it for its Deep Q-Network (DQN). Building a reinforcement learning framework takes both time and significant resources. For AI to reach its full potential,...

AI to fuel cloud computing growth, says ACCA chairman

Bernie Trudel, chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), while addressing the audience at the Cloud Expo Asia conference in Singapore, said that he expects AI to fuel cloud computing growth. He said that although AI only accounts for 1% of the global cloud computing market currently, its share of the overall IT market is growing at 52%. Trudel added, “We’re starting to see AI having a significant impact on cloud computing. If you extrapolate what the analysts are saying,...