Microsoft Co-Founder Announces $500 Million Artificial Intelligence Research Project

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announces that he will invest $500 million to fund two teams of researchers pursuing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Allen, who is 62 and has an estimated worth of $17 billion, has developed a plan and a research team to systematically attack gaps in artificial intelligence know-how. “We are starting with biology” he explains, “But first you have to figure out how you represent that knowledge in a software database. I wish I could say our understanding of the brain could inform that, but we’re probably a decade away from that. Our understanding of the brain is so elemental at this point that we don’t know how language works in the brain.”

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Meet Mycroft – World’s 1st Open Source Artificial Intelligence Based on Linux, Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Short Bytes: Using the Internet of Things we will control our future lives by inculcating electronics and internet in each and every small thing around us. Now take the Internet of Things + cloud in one hand and pick up the power of artificial intelligence + open source in the other, and mix these two. This is how Mycroft was born – an artificially intelligent and open source internet of things platform.

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