AI Weekly: GoodAI aims to fund research on fundamental AI challenge

There’s a growing need for investment in foundational AI technologies. With deep learning potentially approaching computational limits and subfields like natural language running up against intractable technical barriers, novel AI and machine learning techniques have arguably never been in higher demand.

NYU psychologist Gary Marcus, Google software engineer Francois Chollet, and Facebook head of AI Jerome Pesenti, among others, have argued that the lack of progress isn’t surprising, as researchers face challenges both algorithmic and scientific.

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