Languages Magazine

Neural Networks & the Virtuous Cycle of Innovation

By Expectlabs @ExpectLabs

By the time the mid-2000s had rolled along, neural networks had mostly been relegated to an interesting CS footnote, but in 2009, Geoffrey Hinton and several of his University of Toronto students published a report that took the world by storm, demonstrating the latent potential of neural nets and recapturing the attention of tech’s top innovators. Since then, progress has been astonishing, with yesterday’s science-fiction what-ifs fast becoming today’s business section headlines.


The graphic above portrays the virtuous cycle of innovation – how innovation, once kickstarted, self-propagates in a feedback loop. In the case of A.I., the costs of GPUs and data storage have fallen at the same time as mobile apps have collected unprecedented quantities of structured user data. This has led to an incredible burst of discovery in the areas of speech, image, and video processing.

Back in January, Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle, who has worked in A.I. for over twenty years, spoke with CNBC about the groundswell of voice innovation industry leaders predict. He expounds that all of this will be hastened by an increasing number of wearables – an estimated 3 billion by 2020, less of 5% of which will possess a traditional keyboard. Check out the video here.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Watchmen Live At The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

    Watchmen Live Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

    The Watchmen came to Toronto on Friday night, taking over The Danforth Music Hall and putting on a show to kick-off the weekend. It's been 30 years since The... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Cornstarch Christmas Ornaments

    Cornstarch Christmas Ornaments

    Since we moved to our new house it's pretty hard to find things. Lots of boxes are still packed and at a storage unit. We moved at Christmas last year so I... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Kalamitykelli
  • Silverstein Live At The Opera House, Toronto

    Silverstein Live Opera House, Toronto

    Silverstein rolled into a hometown Toronto show Saturday night at The Opera House and was greeted by a sold-out crowd eagerly waiting to scream back every singl... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • The Hedonistic Taster: Troon Vineyard

    Hedonistic Taster: Troon Vineyard

    The Hedonistic Taster Troon Vineyard – Applegate Valley, Oregon by L.M. Archer “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   L.m. Archer
  • George Bancroft: What a Star, What a Character!

    George Bancroft: What Star, Character!

    Big, blustery George Bancroft was in his mid-40s when he became a film star, breaking out in 1927 with a linchpin performance as mob boss "Bull Weed" in... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Lady Eve
  • Vegetable Oils: What We Know and What We Don’t

    Vegetable Oils: What Know Don’t

    They're everywhere. Like a crude oil spill in the Gulf, vegetable oils - those slippery, modern elixirs - have seeped their way into all the nooks and crannies... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • Getting to Know the Neighbors

    A few days ago, the doorbell rang. When I asked who was there (the camera view wasn't showing anyone), a high voice asked, "Is Joseph come out play?""Joseph,"... Read more

    The 16 December 2018 by   Sherwoods

Paperblog Hot Topics