Roundup Here’s your weekly AI roundup. There were new announcements from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference and Google’s TensorFlow Dev Summit while France announced its own national AI strategy in a report and vowed €1.5bn in public funding.

TensorFlow conference – Google hosted the TensorFlow Dev Summit on Friday in Mountain View, California, and announced a range of updates for its code, which remains the most popular software framework for AI and machine learning. Here’s a list of the main highlights; all these tools are now going to be rolled out to researchers: If you’re a TF nerd, there are more details on the blog and the Youtube channel.

Also, here is the download link to TensorFlow 1.7.0 for you to play around with over the Easter weekend. La AI stratégie de France – France’s President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged the importance of AI and the need to catch up to the the United States and China.

The French government has pledged €1.5bn ($1.85bn) of public funding to develop AI by 2022 as part of its national strategy laid out in a report by the College de France research institute in Paris. The translated report said AI was “one of the fascinating scientific endeavors of our time” and the importance of developing systems that were explainable if the technology is to be useful.

It also noted that Silicon Valley is still regarded as the “epicenter for the politics and economics of artificial intelligence”, and that its ‘mindset’ must be adopted in France to accelerate innovation. “California still dominates in word and in thought and encourages the concept of a single way, technological deterministic approach. Read more from theregister.co.uk…

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