Here’s a look back at the most read “Google Play” posts on Medium in 2017, from the Android Developers Blog.
Here’s a link to Google’s announcement about ARCore Developer Preview 2.
Tim Wheeler has a good tutorial on How AlphaGo Zero works.
From this Cornell University page, Google’s AlphaZero algorithm has been generalized to learn new games given only the game rules: “In this paper, we generalise this approach into a single AlphaZero algorithm that can achieve, tabula rasa, superhuman performance in many challenging domains.
AndroidAuthority.com has a good, detailed article titled, How Google is powering the world’s AI.
inc.com has this article about a Google study that shows that the best managers use emotional intelligence.
Several media outlets are reporting that Google is introducing their Neural Networks API in developer preview of Android 8.1. TechCrunch has a well-written article that includes this:
“The big highlight here is the new Neural Networks API, which brings hardware-accelerated inference to the phone for quickly executing previously trained machine learning models. Bringing these calculations to the edge can bring a lot of utility to the end user by reducing latency and load on the network, while also keeping more sensitive data on-device.”
cornell.edu has a good page on how the basic part of Google’s PageRank algorithm works. If you ever wonder why math is important in programming, that algorithm made Google billions and billions of dollars.
NPR reports that a new version of Google’s AlphaGo Zero software became a Go master by learning to play the game only by playing itself, i.e., only by using reinforcement learning (as opposed to supervised learning). Per the report in Nature.com, “AlphaGo Zero achieved superhuman performance, winning 100–0 against the previously published, champion-defeating AlphaGo.”