Google’s Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments

Google’s brain team is open sourcing Tensor2Tensor, a new deep learning library designed to help researchers replicate results from recent papers in the field and push the boundaries of what’s possible by trying new combinations of models, datasets and other parameters. The sheer number of variables in AI research combined with the fast pace of new developments makes it difficult… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Kicking off Tech Week, Jared Kushner rallies tech leaders against floppy disks

Jared Kushner might be singlehandedly tasked with securing peace in the Middle East among other totally reasonable assignments from his father-in-law, but today he basked in the warm glow of his favorite private sector heroes. At a White House tech summit that lured Silicon Valley’s most powerful and obsequious, Kushner made a rare public speaking appearance to mostly say some… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein explained why he started antagonizing Trump on Twitter (GS)

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein started tweeting this month, and it’s fair to say he jumped right in. In his first tweet, the Wall Street CEO, using the handle @lloydblankfein, lamented President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. In his third tweet, coming the day after Trump kicked off his “infrastructure week,” he raved about the impressive infrastructure in one of the US’s rival superpowers — China. His fourth sarcastically asked how “infrastructure week” had gone, after former FBI Director James Comey delivered a Senate testimony that overshadowed any of Trump’s legislative proposals that week. In an interview on CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer,” Blankfein… Read More

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What happened inside President Trump’s meeting with top tech CEOs

Tech CEOs met with President Trump on Monday. (Tony Romm Photo Via Twitter) As promised, some of the world’s top tech CEOs from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google and many others met with President Donald Trump today, and some appeared to enjoy it more than others. Trump was flanked by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, during a brief period open to reporters. He thanked the tech luminaries for coming, said he wants to use technology to transform government and appreciates their outsider perspective. And then apparently this happened: POTUS jokes that he’s created more stock market value than the $3T+ in market capitalization of companies… Read More

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