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John Markoff & Steve Lohr: Race is on to control AI, and tech's future

Many of the tech industry's biggest companies are jockeying to become the go-to company for artificial intelligence

John Markoff & Steve Lohr 

John Markoff & Steve Lohr The resounding win by a Google artificial intelligence programme over a champion in the complex board game Go this month was a statement - not so much to professional game players as to Google's competitors. Many of the tech industry's biggest companies, like Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, are jockeying to become the go-to company for AI In the industry's lingo, the companies are engaged in a "platform war". A platform, in technology, is essentially a piece of software that other companies build on and that consumers cannot do without. Become the platform and huge ...

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First Published: Sun, March 27 2016. 21:49 IST
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