Microsoft and Amazon announce deep learning library Gluon

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Amazon to create a open-source deep learning library called Gluon. The idea behind Gluon is to make artificial intelligence more accessible and valuable. According to Microsoft, the library simplifies the process of making deep learning models and will enable developers to run multiple deep learning libraries. This announcement … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Waymo launches “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign, Upskill updates Skylight platform, and Nokia halts OZO VR development

Waymo has launched the “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign to educate the public on how the technology behind self-driving cars can address safety challenges on the road. The company will start the campaign using digital, outdoor, and radio advertising in Arizona, as well as updating their website with helpful resources. They are partnering with organizations such … continue reading

Amazon releases new compiler for AI frameworks

Amazon is addressing artificial intelligence development challenges with a new end-to-end compiler solution. The NNVM compiler, developed by AWS and a team of researchers from the University of Washington’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, is designed for deploying deep learning frameworks across a number of platforms and devices. “You can choose among multiple … continue reading

DeepMind creates new research unit to explore ethics of AI

DeepMind has announced that they are launching a new research unit called DeepMind Ethics & Society, aimed at helping the company explore the impacts of artificial intelligence in the real world. The organization believes that AI scientists must hold their work to the highest ethical standards because they are responsible for the social impact of … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2018

With 2017 drawing to a close, Gartner is looking to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week. The basis of Gartner’s trends depends on whether or not they have the potential to disrupt the industry, and break out into something more impactful. The top 10 … continue reading

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the cloud, new methodologies, and the expanding infrastructure required for the Internet of Things. Here are some companies our editors are watching to lead the way. tCell WHAT THEY DO: Application security WHY WE’RE WATCHING: … continue reading

With Appvance it’s AI all the time

Manual testing is still the biggest part of the application testing industry, even though functional test automation has been around for over 25 years. Overviews from IDC to Gartner support this, showing that roughly 85-90 percent of QA testing globally is still manual. “This would seem to be a disappointment, and the reason is the … continue reading

Open Source is leading machine learning

The modern digital enterprise collects data on an unprecedented scale. Andrew Ng, currently at startup deeplearning.ai, formerly chief scientist at Chinese internet giant Baidu and co-founder of education startup Coursera, says, like electricity 100 years ago, “AI will change pretty much every major industry.” Machine Learning (ML) is a popular application of AI that refers … continue reading

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI, CalcFlow goes open source and FTP deprecated in Chrome — SD Times News Digest: September 15, 2017

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI research Facebook pledged an additional US$2.65 million investment in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Learning in Machine & Brains program over five years, continuing their support for the institute’s work on artificial intelligence research. “Facebook’s investment in CIFAR and in the Canadian AI community recognizes the strength of Canadian … continue reading

What’s beyond continuous testing? AI

From the golden robots of Hephaestus, to Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, to Hal 9000, we’ve been fascinated by the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) for centuries. Creating artificial self-directing intelligence is the #2 dream of mankind—second only to being able to fly like a bird. However, while the Wright brothers were off the ground in 1903, … continue reading

SD Times blog: Oracle…chatbots…instant apps

A few months ago in the pages of SD Times, I wrote a column about contextual awareness being the next important hurdle to clear in application development. I’ve also recently written about the next-generation of human interfaces, which are morphing from visual and typed inputs into voice communication.  A conversation I had with Suhas Uliyar, … continue reading

Facebook, IBM, Microsoft lead advances in AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing larger roles in software, from data consumption and analysis to test automation and user experience. These cognitive services will drive the next wave of technology innovation. And industry heavyweights Facebook,  IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge with new investments for innovation. IBM yesterday announced plans to create … continue reading

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