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May 22, 2018

Computing power shows the acceleration in AI

Quote: "Three factors drive the advance of AI: algorithmic innovation, data (which can be either supervised data or interactive environments), and the amount of compute available for training." That last one is quantifiable, therefore a good indicator of what's going on. I mean: even if the other two were stable (which they are not), here's a number: Compared to supercomputer "Alex Net" in 2012, the computing power of Alpha Go Zero is a 300,000x increase.

https://blog.openai.com/ai-and-compute/