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Google Brain team prepares for machine-learning-driven future

Research on intelligent software systems and machine learning made great strides in 2016, and some of the credit for that goes to the Google Brain team. Going forward, the team said it will continue to conduct machine learning research, especially in areas like healthcare, AI safety, and natural language understanding. The Google Brain team doesn’t … continue reading

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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

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Developer trains artificial neural network to play Mario Kart 64

Holiday breaks are a good time to catch up on relaxing, reading, or maybe indulging in some video gaming. Kevin Hughes did just that over his winter break, only it wasn’t he who was playing the games: It was an artificial neural network he trained using TensorFlow. Hughes is a senior developer at Shopify, and … continue reading

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Jenkins new Declarative Pipeline Syntax, Google’s Project Wycheproof, OpenSSH 7.4, and Microsoft’s MS MARCO dataset—SD Times news digest: December 20, 2016

Jenkins has announced the beta version of its new Declarative Pipeline Syntax. Currently Jenkins provides a Scripted Pipeline Syntax. The Declarative Pipeline is not meant to replace the Script Pipeline, but extend it so users don’t have to worry about scripting at every aspect during the pipeline, according to the Jenkins team. “Declarative Pipeline enables … continue reading

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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

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What’s in store for the next generation of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already in the works with smartcars, smart thermostats and smart refrigerators already in consumers’ homes. However, experts say this is only the first wave of the Internet of Things, and a new generation of intelligent devices is still to come. In October, Gartner released its Top 10 strategic technology … continue reading

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Grafana 4.0 gets alerting feature, HPE StormRunner Load through AWS Marketplace, and Kontena introduces container platform—SD Times news digest: Nov. 30, 2016

Grafana 4.0 is now available with an alerting feature, which turns Grafana into a critical monitoring tool. This release also comes with new minor features, fixes and an improved UX. According to Grafana, the alert rules can be configured using existing graph panels and threshold levels by dragging handles to the right side of the … continue reading

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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

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JetBrains’ Rider public EAP, Fedora 25, and MapR’s Customer 360 Quick Start Solution—SD Times news digest: Nov. 22, 2016

JetBrains is providing an inside look into its cross-platform .NET IDE. The company announced its early access program for Rider is now open to everyone. Rider is based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper, and features a majority of ReSharper’s code inspections, content actions and quick fixes. It also has a debugger, .NET project type … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Machine Learning for Software Engineers

Get into a conversation with a developer, and you might find out that he or she is self-taught. Some developers started off as hobbyists with no computer science degree. Others watched videos and took courses online to add skills to their résumé. Like other passionate developers that take studying and learning the ins and outs … continue reading

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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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Udacity launches service for next-generation freelancers and contractors

In order to connect companies with some of the top engineers who are proficient in mobile app development, web development and other specializations, Udacity is launching a new service called Udacity Blitz. With technology rapidly changing, the gig economy continues to grow. Freelancers, contractors and temporary employees are becoming popular in the software development and … continue reading

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