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This report offers an estimate of the time (predicting this to be between the years 2100 and 2150) when an AI machine will surpass humans in intelligence and build improved versions of itself, known as the singularity. Commercial applications of deep learning are also examined.


  • AlphaGo and deep learning has achieved a milestone in the history of AI research.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how deep learning is different from earlier neural networks.
  • Understand that challenges remain before AI achieves general intelligence.

Key questions answered

  • How is deep learning different from earlier neural networks?
  • What are the commercial benefits of deep learning systems today?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • AlphaGo and deep learning has achieved a milestone in the history of AI research
  • Today we see steady improvement in AI accuracy
  • Challenges remain before AI achieves general intelligence
  • Deep learning in commercial applications


  • Further reading
  • Author

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