In the hype about artificial intelligence, there was a transformative thing in 2016, indicating how strong the artificial intelligence would someday. That was in September 2016, Google released a new version of Google based on neural network technology translation GNMT. Once launched, it immediately aroused strong concern in the field of machine translation, several observers immediately realized that this update is a natural language translation ability of a shocking landmark progress.
It is reported that this project is responsible for Jeff Dean, he is one of Google's earliest and most famous staff, responsible for the management of Google Brain (Google Brain). Recently, according to foreign media, Dean was invited to attend the VB summit in Berkeley from October 23 to 24, and gave speeches on artificial intelligence, especially commercial robots. The focus of the event is on the use of machine intelligence in business environments, especially for projects that have a return on investment.
Many of the stories about artificial intelligence have been hype, although there is no expectation of any real profits or other benefits as long as the commercial floor of the artificial intelligence is expected to be high. The translation project led by Jeff Dean at Google Brain is an example of a project that has a huge return on investment. It is reported that Google Translate is now a paid API service that generates tangible revenue. But, more importantly, the Google Translate program helps Google speed up the creation of generic artificial intelligence platforms that can be used to solve many other problems than translations. Dean will elaborate on Google's progress in this area, and Google to help other companies to machine learning and the establishment of services, even if they do not have enough resources to hire data scientists.
In addition, Dean also urged Google to develop its own computer chip TPU (tensor processor), starting from Google translation, for dealing with the huge computing power required to run artificial intelligence.
According to foreign media reports, Google CEO Sundar Pichai in the past year has been stressed that his team's job is to turn Google into an artificial intelligence company.
In addition, the Google translation project may also indicate the future development trend of artificial intelligence. Last December, an article in The New York Times sparked a sensation that Dean was responsible for the success of Google's translation project. The article concludes that machine translation may be the first step towards general computing power in human language. This will be an important turning point for the development of true artificial intelligence.
Google translation project took only nine months to create the progress is roughly equivalent to the Google translation team in the past 10 years to obtain the total revenue. And Dean in the Google translation shocked at home and abroad before has become the industry's big cattle people. He is also known as Google's "big star & rdquo ;. And even colleagues and fans together wrote an article titled "A few facts about Jeff Dean", including: "When Bell invented the phone, he saw Jeff Dean's missed call & rdquo; Jeff Dean is the one who bites Steve Jobs's apple. Jeff Dean has reached 11 in the system, but the highest level is only 10. & rdquo; (the last one is true)
According to reports, then, Jeff Dean will also reveal more updates.
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