You Wanna Go?
Interesting little vignette on how Facebook tried to get the jump on Google’s recent announcement about its success in cracking the game of Go using AI. Basically, this is a fight to attract top talent, and high profile problems like Go signal these companies’ commitment to and success at tackling hard AI challenges:
…the reality is that Facebook—and Zuckerberg in particular—place enormous importance on this sort AI, and in this, they are very much in competition with Google, which also happens to be their biggest business rival. This AI race, however, is not really just about which company is better at Go. It’s about which company can attract the top AI talent. Both Zuckerberg and LeCun know they must show the relatively small AI community that the company is serious about this stuff.
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