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

IBM integrates PowerAI into its Data Science Experience

IBM today announced it is bringing its Data Science Experience and PowerAI together to offer machine learning and deep learning on a single machine. The Data Science Experience gives users collaboration tools for managing and monitoring data models, according to Dinesh Nirmal, IBM’s vice president of analytics development. PowerAIi, meanwhile, brings in GPUs as well … 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

Kaldi speech recognition gains TensorFlow deep learning support

Kaldi, an open-source speech recognition toolkit, has been updated with integration with the open-source TensorFlow deep learning library. Developers Yishay Carmiel and Hainan Xu of Seattle-based IntelligentWire are behind the integration, and their plan is to use the combination to accelerate the advancement of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. IntelligentWire specializes in cloud software that … continue reading

The Whopper Coin, Movidius Myriad X VPU, and DxEnterprise v17 — SD Times news digest: August 29, 2017

Burger King has launched the Whopper Coin in Russia, which uses blockchain technology as a secure system for rewards points. Customers will be able to scan their receipt with a smartphone and will be rewarded with 1 WhopperCoin for every rouble ($0.02) spent on a Whopper sandwich at the fastfood chain. When a user amasses … continue reading

Microsoft won’t force Windows downloads on users, Go 1.9, and Project Brainwave — SD Times news digest: August 25, 2017

According to a press release on the Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center website, Microsoft will no longer download operating system files to users’ computers without their permission. Germany’s consumer rights center had a lengthy battle with Microsoft, since the company’s approach to the new Windows 10 operating system would force users to six gigabytes of installation … 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

NVIDIA Tesla V100, Microsoft’s HoloLens, and Movidius Neural Computer Stick — SD Times news digest: July 24, 2017

NVIDIA gave artificial intelligence researchers a big surprise over the weekend when it chose to unveil the NVIDIA Tesla V100 at the computer vision event, CVPR, in Honolulu. Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, presented the new solution to 15 attending research institutions in the hopes they will create great AI solutions. The NVIDIA Tesla V100 … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CatBoost

The artificial intelligence community is getting a new machine learning library to boost their research efforts. Yandex announced the open source of CatBoost this week. Despite its name, CatBoost has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it has to do with gradient boosting. “Gradient boosting is a machine learning algorithm that is widely applied to … continue reading

New algorithm uses deep learning to diagnose heart arrhythmias

Stanford computer scientists believe they have developed an algorithm that can diagnose heart arrhythmias with cardiologist-level accuracy. The new deep learning algorithm sifts through hours of data to find irregular heartbeats. Typically, arrhythmias are detected with an electrocardiogram, but doctors often prescribe a wearable ECG to continuously monitor a patient’s heartbeat. This wearable device results … continue reading

Guest View: Machine learning analytics takes its place in IT

Today, we’re seeing more and more businesses transitioning their business critical applications that demand consistent high performance to virtual environments. This trend has created a new set of hurdles for IT teams. The shared resources and intrinsic complexity of virtual environments make finding and fixing performance issues much more difficult than in traditional environments. However, … continue reading

GitHub Open Source Friday, TypeScript 2.4 and Datameer’s SmartAI — SD Times news digest: June 28, 2017

GitHub wants to get more people involved in the open-source community. The company has announced Open Source Friday, a new initiative designed to make it easier for individuals and organizations to contribute to open source. With Open Source Friday, GitHub wants teams, departments and companies to spend a few hours every Friday working on their … continue reading

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