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City AI - Synthetic Intelligence and optimism for 2017

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City AI - Synthetic Intelligence and optimism for 2017
By City AI • Issue #10 • View online
It’s been a rather “fresh” start for 2017…
I’m talking about the weather in Central Europe. When it comes to AI, it’s been raining optimistic predictions. Will 2017 be the year in which we’ll see intelligent robots?  This week we offer a personal interview with Peter Norvig of Google, in Forbes. Talking Google, we present DeepMind’s work of 2016 in a round-up. The 3 machine learning articles ranging from new techniques to a complete business guide and programming languages are seriously worth reading. With AI around the globe, we present you the UK AI startup scene, news from Germany’s Chatbot conference and the European perspective on these developments.
We have more and more cities joining our community and upcoming events  - so be sure to check the announcements!
Enjoy the read

What made buzz this week
Predicting 2017: Synthetic Intelligence
AI Pioneers: Peter Norvig, Google
DeepMind’s work from 2016:
Applied Artificial Intelligence
'Transfer learning': New AI projects
Algorithms for Business Applications
Most Popular Programming Languages
AI around the globe
Artificial Intelligence in the UK
How Europe is missing out on chatbots
Germany's ChatbotConf 2016 quotes
City AI Community Events
Upcoming events from our community:
- Stockholm AI - 18 January by Roelof Pieters
- Sofia AI - 26 January by Hacker.Works
- Budapest AI - 17 February by Attila Agod
- Amsterdam AI - 28 February by Simona Nickmanova
- Bucharest AI - 2 March by Tudor Stanciu
That’s it. Predictions, machine learning and chatbots aside - we hope you enjoyed our third newsletter of 2017.
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Written in a rather chilly -22 in Sofia,
The City AI team
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