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Intelligent machine to play poker against humans during the AAAI 2007 conference

CBC is reporting that artificial intelligence researchers from the University of Alberta, Canada, lead by professor Jonathan Schaeffer have challenged two of the best professional poker players to compete against their own artificial intelligence software, Polaris. The human players are Phil Laak and Ali Eslami and they will be competing against a pair of intelligent… Read More »

Faster computer chips spell good news for artificial intelligence research

The last few days, computer juggernauts Intel and IBM have introduced new hardware that promises vast performance improvements in computing speeds. Intel unveiled their 80-core Teraflop Research Chip (Polaris) that is capable of over one trillion calculations per second (1 Teraflop.) This kind of performance in the past was only achievable with a 2,500 square… Read More »