Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

CMU wants to make computers learn and think like humans

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are on a mission to advance the science of machine learning algorithms and computer vision. As such, they have announced a five-year, US$12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain. The goal of the project is to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and brain-learning methods in order to get … continue reading

Microsoft’s AI advancements, tech tattoos, and Dell addresses security vulnerability—SD Times news digest: Nov. 25, 2015

Microsoft researchers say they are making advancements in computer vision, deep learning, and understanding images. The company, along with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a new system that analyzes images and interprets it as a human would. “The ability to answer questions is critical to developing artificial intelligence tools, and this breakthrough could … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 22, 2014—Microsoft’s DocumentDB and Azure Search-as-a-Service, Kivy library, and EngineYard’s PouchDB

Microsoft announces DocumentDB and Azure Search-as-a-Service Microsoft has announced several services for its Azure cloud platform, including DocumentDB, a fully managed NoSQL document database service. Blog posts from Microsoft Azure product marketing director Vibhor Kapoor and Azure senior program manager Ryan CrawCour detail the new services, which in addition to the NoSQL service feature Azure … continue reading

Wyvern language works with platforms interchangeably

Web and mobile applications would be a lot more secure if it weren’t for a common coding practice that leaves behind vulnerabilities. Different programming languages solve different problems, so developers are left to use different languages for different functions in an application. The problem is if the technique is not implemented correctly, it leaves applications … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Carnegie Mellon University works on securing Android applications

CMU has developed two coding tools for analyzing information leaks and activity hijacking in Android apps … continue reading

The CMMI Institute launches itself to the public

The CMMI Institute, established by CMU, extends the benefits of CMMI to the world beyond software and systems engineering … continue reading

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