The power of deep learning

Machine learning isn’t the only term getting all the buzz. Deep learning, or a class of machine learning algorithms, is showing great promise, primarily because it’s getting results. Deep learning historically was largely inaccessible because it had such high demand on computational resource and data, but with the progression of technology, storage costs have come … continue reading

The realities of machine learning systems

In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution introduced complicated farm machinery that changed the way farmers planted, cultivated and harvested their crops. These machines meant fewer farm hands were needed, but it created jobs for people to build and repair farm equipment. The improved benefits of utilizing farm machinery impacted the quality of life, … continue reading

NVIDIA and Facebook advance artificial intelligence with Caffe2

NVIDIA and Facebook are joining forces to advance the world of artificial intelligence. New to developers’ arsenal is the open-source deep learning framework Caffe2, which NVIDIA and Facebook will use to create large-scale distributed training scenarios, as well as build machine learning applications for today’s devices. Facebook has been working with the open source community … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

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

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