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In the mid-1940s, a few brilliant people drew up the basic blueprints of the computer age. They conceived a general-purpose machine based on a processing unit made up of specialized subunits and registers, which operated on stored instructions and data. Later inventions—transistors, integrated circuits, solid-state memory—would supercharge this concept into the greatest tool ever created by humankind. So here we are, with machines that can churn through tens of quadrillions of operations per second. We have voice-recognition enabled assistants in our phones and homes.

The Amazon Lex service is now generally available, announced at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2017 San Francisco Summit. Amazon Lex is a fully managed AI service that enables developers to build conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. It is powered by the same deep learning technologies used in Amazon Alexa.

For our June 2017 issue, we cover recent patents dealing with audio coding.

For our October 2017 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of compressed sensing.
Patent no. 9,755,714 proposes methods and systems for performing compressed time domain joint channel estimation in a multi-user MIMO LTE wireless network include receiving training signals from a plurality of users, estimating a maximum delay spread for the received data according to a coherence bandwidth...

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley have developed an AI that turns a horse video into a zebra video.

The following is from the abstract of the authors' paper, titled "Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks".

For our September 2017 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of infrared imaging and signal processing.

Microsoft revealed a new deep learning acceleration platform at the Hot Chips conference held in California.

The company has designed this new system for "real-time AI" meaning that it can process all data very fast and ultra-low latency. For more details, please read https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/microsoft-unveils-project-brainwave/.

 

The world’s best Dota 2 player Dendi was defeated by an artificial intelligence (AI) in a 1v1 game during Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament on August 11, 2017. The bot was developed by OpenAI, a non-profit AI research company that aims to promote and develop friendly AI to benefit humanity as a whole. 

In October 2016, inside a sold-out arena in Zurich, a man named Numa Poujouly steered his wheelchair up to the central podium. The 30-yearold, who became paralyzed after a bicycle accident in his teens, had triumphed in the tournament’s most futuristic event: a video-game-like race in which the competitors controlled their speeding avatars with just their minds.

For our August 2017 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of wavelet analysis

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