Artificial Intelligence explained

Up until the last 10 years or so, artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction: machines that could learn from a variety of interactions to make decisions and take actions that would normally require a human to execute. Because of that science fiction, there are those who fear AI as the beginning of the rise of intelligent robots. So, ethical development of AI has become an important issue in the IT community.

Artificial intelligence is having a big impact on application development. Today, we see AI in many different computing environments. It is also popping up in customer service call centers, in dialog boxes on websites, in the Industrial Internet of Things, as well as in our children’s toys, our homes and businesses. When coupled with automated processes, machines can take over many of the more mundane tasks businesses have to complete on a daily basis.

Of course, applications of AI are much broader and more sophisticated. AI can be found in automotive controls, such as applying the brake when your car is quickly approaching the one ahead. It’s found in data analytics, processing and management, where AI can learn to spot anomalies in data and trigger alerts and actions to remediate the issue.

SD Times news digest: Spell’s new AI platform, Google’s app translation service, and Rust 1.32

AI startup Spell has released a new deep learning and AI platform that is meant to empower teams to build using AI. Platform features include a new design, Organizations, Hyperparameter search, and dedicated clusters. In addition, Spell has announced that it raised $15 million in funding, which it will use for continued innovations to help … continue reading

Ethics at the fore of AI conversations

As the end of 2018 approached, many artificial intelligence technologies like visual testing, chatbots and language recognition had matured to the point of ubiquity. Two years since SD Times’ “Year of AI,” the conversations around AI and machine learning have shifted further and further away from potential applications and surprising new uses of the tech. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 9 Pie rolls out to OnePlus 5 and 5T and AI-based cancer identification

Android 9 Pie was initially released to Google devices on August 6, 2018, and now OnePlus’ 5 and 5T devices are the latest to begin receiving the update. The OTA (over-the-air) release will be incremental, with a small percentage of users getting the update today and a wider rollout beginning in a few days, the … continue reading

IEEE: Deep learning will become widely adopted in 2019

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) has released its top 10 technology trends for the upcoming year. The trends are based on what the technology experts believe will be the most widely adopted and meant to forecast the future for organizations. “The Computer Society’s predictions, based on an in-depth analysis by a team of leading technology … continue reading

Google introduces new initiatives to help itself adhere to its AI principles

Six months after Google first detailed its seven principles for AI, the company is expanding on that effort with additional initiatives that will help it live up to its promise. In an effort to encourage teams within the company to consider how the AI principles impact their projects, Google has established several initiatives. It launched … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Box Skills, SingularityNET Developer Portal, and Unity and Baidu’s autonomous collaboration

Cloud company Box has announced the release of Box Skills, which will enable developers to enhance their Box products with AI. Skills are code snippets that run when files are uploaded to Box and apply AI to them. Examples of Skills include labeling objects or people in images and videos, extracting information from customer contracts, … continue reading

Facebook’s open-source natural language processing framework

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LF Deep Learning Foundation brings on deep learning framework

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Guest View: Knowledge graphs — The path to true AI

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SD Times news digest: NVIDIA’s new AI research, Android’s SDK initiative, and Thundra Layers for AWS Lambda

NVIDIA has announced new AI research that will allow for 3D environments to be rendered by using a model trained on real videos. This will open up many opportunities in gaming, automotive, architecture, robotics, and virtual reality, the company explained. “NVIDIA has been inventing new ways to generate interactive graphics for 25 years, and this … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s AI fund, Google’s Fast Pair update, and Delphix Dynamic Data Platform

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