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Google's AI Chief Wants to Do More With Less (Data)

Added 12-14-19 07:06:02am EST - “Jeff Dean says the company is trying to build systems that have general smarts, rather than highly specialized intelligence.” - Wired.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Wired.com: “Google's AI Chief Wants to Do More With Less (Data)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Jeff Dean says the company is trying to build systems that have general smarts, rather than highly specialized intelligence.

Whatever the future role of computers in society, Jeff Dean will have a powerful hand in the outcome. As the leader of Google’s sprawling artificial intelligence research group, he steers work that contributes to everything from self-driving cars to domestic robots to Google’s juggernaut online ad business.

WIRED talked with Dean in Vancouver at the world’s leading AI conference, NeurIPS, about his team’s latest explorations—and how Google is trying to put ethical limits on them.

WIRED: You gave a research talk about building new kinds of computers to power machine learning. What new ideas is Google testing?

Jeff Dean: One is using machine learning for the placement and routing of circuits on chips. After you’ve designed a bunch of new circuitry you have to put it on the chip in an efficient way to optimize for area and power usage and lots of other parameters. Normally human experts do that over many weeks.

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