There was no indication that the team would make a comeback, but as per a post released today, it looks like death previsions were everything but right…
June 9, 2016
The Nvidia Shield set-top box is about to become the “first all-one Plex box” as Plex announced today the Android TV-based device will gain full media server support later this month. That’s in addition to the Android app offering it currently has and will make the Shield the first device other than a dedicated PC, Mac or NAS with full support for the popular Plex Media Server.
Learning to play Go well enough to beat a professional champion and preparing to take on the world champion has to be hard work for an AI system, so Google’s DeepMind team decided to let it try something a little less highbrow.
DeepMind had already learned how to play 49 different Atari 2600 games, in each case figuring out the gameplay on its own, but had reportedly given up on Montezuma’s Revenge. The issue, apparently, was that it got bored. In order to persuade it to keep trying, they had to program it with artificial curiosity …
June 8, 2016
Speaking during Alphabet’s annual stockholder meeting today, Eric Schmidt responded to an audience question regarding the reality of self-driving cars. The usually very open executive was a bit more candid in his comments this time, but he still gave us something.