Top 10 most unusual AI use cases

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more and more businesses are starting to take interest. Businesses from every industry are trying to figure out how they can update their solutions to leverage artificial intelligence, or how they can find new and interesting solutions to take advantage of the technology. While there have been some groundbreaking … continue reading

Google Cloud Container Builder, MongoDB Atlas, and Google introduces XLA—SD Times news digest: March 7, 2017

Google wants to make it easier to package software and work with containers. The company has announced the Google Cloud Container Builder, a standalone tool designed to build container images no matter the  deployment environment. Features allows users to build source and package build artifacts into Docker containers; debug failed builds; view a permanent audit … continue reading

Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

Google releases TensorFlow 1.0

Google has released version 1.0 of TensorFlow, its open-source framework for scalable machine learning. The big highlights of this release were announced at Google’s TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, Calif., with a focus on artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks. According to its release notes, version 1.0 includes experimental XLA, which is a domain-specific … continue reading

Google announces TensorFlow Fold

Google wants to help developers implement TensorFlow deep learning models with its release of TensorFlow Fold. TensorFlow Fold was designed to address the challenges developers face when applying models to domains of various sizes and structures. “In much of machine learning, data used for training and inference undergoes a preprocessing step, where multiple inputs (such … continue reading

Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016

Netflix announced a new open-source project called Hollow, which is a Java library with a comprehensive toolset for “harnessing small to moderately sized in-memory datasets, which are disseminated from a single producer to many consumers for read-only access,” according to a blog post by Drew Koszewnik, software developer for Netflix. Hollow focuses on performance, agility … continue reading

Amazon Go in beta, Tableau releases data education report, and Uber debuts Uber AI Labs and new acquisition—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2016

Amazon has introduced a beta of Amazon Go, a 1,800 square-foot location in Seattle that uses deep learning and sensors to keep track of what people are buying. The goal of Amazon Go is to create “a new kind of store with no checkout required,” according to the company. Shopping at the Amazon Go store … continue reading

University of Toronto researchers train AI system to sing Christmas songs

Tired of the same old overplayed holiday songs? Step aside, Bing Crosby, because this artificial intelligence system is debuting its new (yet terribly creepy) Christmas carol. Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an AI system that took a holiday image and generated a Christmas song. Calling it a song is an overstatement though, since … continue reading

Facebook releases AI educational videos, PHP hits 7.1.0, and Software AG acquires Zementis—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2016

Society often has a misconception on what AI really is and what it can do thanks to movies like “The Terminator” and “Wall-E.” Facebook wants to change that perception with a series of educational videos designed to make artificial intelligence easier to understand. “AI is going to bring major shifts in society through developments in … continue reading

Google discusses Android 7.1

At AnDevCon today, Timothy Jordan, head of Google platform developer relations, gave a keynote to detail the current and future state of the platform and its ensuing toolsets. He described changes coming in Android 7.1, and he taught attendees how to get started with TensorFlow on Android devices. The next release of the Android platform … continue reading

CSAIL creates algorithm that can make predictions in videos, RDM available for Firefox Developer Tools, and Technavio report maps out VRD market growth—SD Times news digest: Nov. 28, 2016

Humans are able to understand their surroundings without much thought, but teaching machines to predict future actions can be challenging for researchers. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have made advancements recently to tackle this. CSAIL researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can create a brief video that simulates the future … continue reading

How AI can help accelerate cancer research

Artificial intelligence will soon be used to help treat cancer. NVIDIA has announced a new collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and a number of other national laboratories on developing AI software for cancer research. The new collaboration is part of the president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, which aims to provide … continue reading

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