Computational Power and the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

  title={Computational Power and the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence},
  author={Tim Hwang},
  • Tim Hwang
  • Published 23 March 2018
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Machine learning is a computational process. To that end, it is inextricably tied to computational power - the tangible material of chips and semiconductors that the algorithms of machine intelligence operate on. Most obviously, computational power and computing architectures shape the speed of training and inference in machine learning, and therefore influence the rate of progress in the technology. But, these relationships are more nuanced than that: hardware shapes the methods used by… 
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