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Google’s AlphaGo publicity stunt raises profile of AI and machine learning

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World Go champion Lee Se-dol has beaten AlphaGo, an AI program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit this weekend, though he still trails the program 3-1 in the series.

Digital health startup Babylon gets £24m to develop medical AI

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UK-based digital health service Babylon Health has raised $25m in a Series A funding round led by Swedish investment group AB Kinnevik. The venture capital advance is a record amount for a European cloud based health start up.

IBM unveils plans for Watson supercomputer to lead the cognitive era

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase a range of new partnership projects that will help supercomputer Watson usher in the ‘Cognitive Era’.

Among the new advances promised are health and fitness prog

Google acquires DeepMind to bolster machine learning, AI

Google has acquired AI and machine learning firm DeepMind Technologies for a reported sum ranging between $400m and $500m

Web giant Google said Sunday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire artificial intelligence and machine learning company DeepMind Technologies in a deal reportedly worth between $400m and $500m.

IBM brings cognitive intelligence to the cloud

IBM is placing Watson at the foundation of a new cloud platform for enterprise applications

In a bid to spur innovative application development blending enterprise cloud services with artificial intelligence IBM announced Thursday that it will be launching a cloud service for developers that is based on its popular Watson supercomputer. The company says its cognitive computing platform will help application developers bridge the gap between human and computer intelligence.

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