Facebook trains AI to negotiate, Slack Highlights and IBM launches new cognitive solutions — SD Times news digest: June 15, 2017

Facebook is training artificial intelligence to be able to negotiate. According to a team of researchers from Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), they have developed a way for dialog agents to engage in negotiations from start to finish. Tasks include multi-issue bargaining, dialog rollouts, and building and evaluating a negotiation data set “To date, existing … continue reading

React 15.6 released with fixes, new deprecation warnings

With a few bug fixes and improvements, Facebook’s release of React 15.6 paves the way for the final release of React 16.0. React 15.6 cleans up a few issues, improves inputs, and includes a couple of new warnings for upcoming deprecations. According to a blog by software engineer at Facebook, Flarnie Marchan, React 15.6 makes … continue reading

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The FAIR team takes on neural machine translation

Facebook is continuing its mission to make the world more connected in its latest research effort. The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) team announced a new approach to neural machine translation. According to the researchers, the approach is able to achieve nine times the speed and accuracy of existing neural systems. This approach is designed … continue reading

Facebook expands fastText library for mobile and IoT

Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) team is expanding its fastText machine learning capabilities and making it available to more devices in its latest release. The research team announced a new and improved fastText with pre-trained vectors in 294 languages and an enhanced model to reduce memory usage. Facebook first released fastText into open source last summer. … continue reading

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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Facebook announces React Fiber, React VR, Relay Modern, and Litho

Facebook is loading a slew of new tools into its development arsenal. The company announced new developer services and solutions at its annual F8 developer conference this week. Adding to its React toolbox, the company announced a reimplementation of the JavaScript library core algorithm. React Fiber is designed to improve React’s suitability in areas such … 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

Facebook focuses on the developer community at F8

Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 kicked off today in San Jose with a strong focus on building community. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, took to the stage to stress the importance of bringing people together. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook for the past decade has been focused on connecting friends and family, but the … continue reading

Berners-Lee: Web needs a rethink to stop ‘nasty ideas’ from spreading

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to stop spreading negative ideas on social media websites, and instead use the web how it was intended. Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist who was recently awarded the Turing Award 2016 by the Association of Computing Machinery. At this month’s Innovate Finance global fintech summit … continue reading

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Facebook open-sources Prophet, DoD creates open-source code project, and Redgate launches SQL Clone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2017

Since data science tasks like forecasting is important to organizations, Facebook decided to open-source Prophet, its forecasting tool available in Python and R. Prophet is for forecasting time series data, and it was open-sourced by Facebook’s Core Data Science team. Prophet is optimized for business forecast tasks that the Facebook team encountered, which typically include … continue reading

Google TensorFlow Debugger, Jest 19, and the Qt 3D Studio—SD Times news digest: Feb. 21, 2017

Google is introducing a tool designed to help developers debug machine learning models in TensorFlow. TensorFlow Debugger aims to provide visibility into the internal structure and state of TensorFlow graphs. According to the team, compared to other debugging options, TensorFlow Debugger requires fewer lines of code, provides more graph coverage, and offers a more interactive … continue reading

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