Hogging the limelight or bringing home the bacon?

Alibaba is using software that can learn by itself to raise pigs. Is it just a marketing gimmick or does it solve a real problem?

Hogging the limelight or bringing home the bacon?

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since IBM’s Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

By beating 18-time world Go champion Lee Sedol in 2016 and reigning world No 1 Ke Jie a year later, AlphaGo developed by Google’s DeepMind unit not only showed machine intelligence could beat a human in a complex board game. It also showed machines could be taught to act intuitively and strategically...

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