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: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … 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

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

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

How artificial intelligence will make its mark on the software testing world

Artificial intelligence is not only transforming the way we live; it is transforming how we work — especially in the software development world. Today, the technology is being implemented within development teams and tools as a way to catch bugs earlier and automatically assess and correct code.   According to John Bates, CEO of the … continue reading

NVIDIA announces new artificial intelligence research and SDK for content creators

NVIDIA is bringing artificial intelligence to graphics and computing with new SDKs, computer products, and AI research. The company unveiled its plan to bring AI to 25 million content creators at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference today. According to Greg Estes, vice president of developer marketing at NVIDIA, it has been several years since NVIDIA first … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s a ‘Cognitive First’ world

Forget ‘mobile first’ and ‘cloud first.’ Modern applications being built today need to be ‘cognitive first.’ That’s according to Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta, who said intelligent applications need the capabilities to predict and to anticipate, and thereby help businesses become more successful. And he’s not the only one. I would say a solid six of … continue reading

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