Recode's Mark Bergen and Kurt Wagner take us through the internet's latest crazy craze, from top to endlessly repeating puppy-eyed bottom. It all begins with outcast AI rebels!
Once passé, deep learning, the subset of artificial intelligence focused on teaching machines to find and classify patterns in mass quantities of data, is now de rigueur across Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and a host of other Silicon Valley companies. The trend has ignited an expensive race to scoop up scarce talent. And much of that expertise ties back to a cabal-like group of researchers who kept the futuristic field on life support 15 years prior.