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

Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

GitHub adds new two-factor lockout recovery features

GitHub wants to make it easier for users to get back into their accounts after they get locked out. The company announced users can now connect their Facebook accounts with their GitHub accounts. “This will help us recover your account for certain two-factor authentication lockout scenarios,” wrote Neil Matatall, GitHub employee, in a blog post. … continue reading

Parse shuts down

As of yesterday, Facebook has officially shut down the development platform Parse. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013 for its cross-platform capabilities. At the time Facebook said it would continue to offer its products and services. However, in January of 2016, Parse announced it would shut down its services by January of this year. “We’re proud … continue reading

Oculus team welcomes former Xiaomi executive

Facebook continues to drive into the future of virtual reality, and this week the Oculus team received a new leader: Hugo Barra, former vice president of Chinese company Xiaomi. Barra said that he is coming to Silicon Valley to lead Facebook as the new vice president of virtual reality, which includes Team Oculus. Mark Zuckerberg, … continue reading

Facebook shows off fruits of open networking collaborations

Facebook’s work in the world of the Open Compute Project are beginning to yield fruit. The social media company has long made efforts to contribute its own open-source hardware designs to the project’s growing attempts to break out of the standard 1U and 2U server form factors. Today, Facebook engineer Luis Martin Garcia wrote a … continue reading

Report: Amazon acquires Harvest.ai, new release cadence from React Native, and 451 Research expects application container market to grow—SD Times news digest: Jan. 10, 2017

Amazon has acquired Harvest.ai, a San Diego startup, for US$20 million, according to Business Insider. Harvest.ai has developed technologies that can help find and stop targeted attacks on data, according to Business Insider. With the help of machine learning, the company can learn and detect when an unauthorized person is attempting to gain access to … continue reading

2016: The year artificial intelligence exploded

Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept. It is something that companies and businesses have been trying to implement (and something that society has feared) for decades. However, with all the recent advancements to democratize artificial intelligence and use it for good, almost every company started to turn to this technology and technique in 2016. The … continue reading

Watch Zuckerberg’s Jarvis AI in action

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went into 2016 with a mission to build a personal artificial assistant for his home. With 2017 on the horizon, Zuckerberg has released a new video showing how far he has come and how him and his family interact with the AI Jarvis. Zuckerberg communicates with Jarvis through a mobile app. … continue reading

Zuckerberg’s journey with his AI assistant Jarvis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started 2016 off with one goal: to build an artificial intelligence personal assistant. The AI is known as Jarvis, or Just a Rather Very Intelligent System. Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Zuckerberg is sharing what he has accomplished so far. Today, he has built a simple AI designed … continue reading

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