Santa Claus Partnering with Alphabet to Plot This Year’s Christmas Present Delivery

What?

Santa has entered into an agreement with Alphabet, Google’s parent company, to utilize DeepMind’s AlphaXmas AI program (AlphaGo and AlphaZero’s newest cousin) to plot this year’s Christmas present delivery. It is estimated that AlphaXmas will require only 75 minutes of self-training to come up with the most efficient and effective flight path and present delivery method.

So what?

This would be a rather welcome development in AI, as it could indicate that DeepMind is now entering into a market space that aims to deliver massive benefits to society. Coupled with the self-flying sleigh and Santa’s present-delivery drones, it could dramatically improve Christmas present delivery  this year.

Economy Weakly Scan icon
    
Environment Weakly Scan icon
    
Governance Weakly Scan icon
    
Security Weakly Scan icon
    
Social Weakly Scan icon
    
Technology Weakly Scan icon

Date modified

2018-09-14