Google announced their Deep Learning machine library TensorFlow is to be made open source, allowing developers to create applications using Google’s own Artificial Intelligence library. But this is just the public announcement of what has been a long term strategy to hire academics of the Artificial Intelligence world.
Here is Google’s TensofFlow announcement from last week.
This is the same engine Google have been using across their platform such as Google Photos, with its advanced image recognition system, OK Google with its speech recognition, and there are many others. You may never have heard of Deep Learning or TensorFlow, but the technology is built into every Android device and it is throughout Google’s platform. Here is a short video to explain it.
BUT WHO OWNS YOUR DATA?
Not you, that’s for sure. the moment you created your Google account you digitally signed an agreement to hand over all your personal information to Google forever, plus all the changing data like Location Services and anything else they decide to add to the agreement. Personally I don’t have a problem with that, since my life is an open book and have nothing to hide. But in the long run this loss of privacy offers many conveniences I would not otherwise have had. Is it the way of the future?
This also raises the question: how far away are we from a machine that can outthink the human mind? What do you think about TensorFlow, is it the future of AI, or will it be forgotten like so many of its predecessors? Tell us what you think.