Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 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.

NVIDIA unleashes Jarvis conversational AI framework

NVIDIA announced its application framework for building conversational AI services is now available. The new NVIDIA Jarvis framework comes with pre-trained deep learning models and software tools to help developers create conversational AI services that can be easily deployed from the cloud or at the edge. According to the company, it offers automatic speech recognition … continue reading

A guide to automated testing providers

Appvance is the inventor of AI-driven autonomous testing, which is revolutionizing the $120B software QA industry. The company’s patented platform, Appvance IQ, can generate its own tests, surfacing critical bugs in minutes with limited human involvement in web and mobile applications. AIQ empowers enterprises to improve the quality, performance and security of their most critical … continue reading

How does your company help customers with their automated testing initiatives?

Kevin Surace, co-founder and CTO of Appvance Appvance makes a platform called Appvance IQ, or AIQ for short. The platform is all-encompassing – web, API and native mobile, functional, compatibility, performance, load, security tests. It becomes a centerpiece of your quality initiative. We break test creation into two buckets. Low code/no code ML-driven Test Designer … continue reading

Automated testing is a must in CI/CD pipelines

As the software development industry has seen unprecedented levels of digital transformation, the demand for automated testing in the CI/CD pipeline has taken on greater urgency, especially at the early stages. Also, new advancements in AI are helping developers with some of the biggest challenges in testing: test creation, maintenance and many of the manual … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tricentis acquires Neotys, Cloudera SQL Stream Builder, Next.js 10.1 released

Tricentis acquired the testing platform Neotys to further expand its AI-driven, end-to-end continuous testing platform to accelerate software delivery and innovation.  NeoLoad, the performance testing solution for enterprises looking to verify application response time, availability, and scalability for mobile, web and packaged applications will be added to the Tricentis portfolio.  “Today’s Agile and DevOps teams … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OctoML to accelerate ML deployment, Windows Community Toolkit 7.0, and SQLAlchemy 1.4 released

OctoML announced that it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round that it will use towards accelerating ML deployment.  OctoML said it will use the funding to double its team and launch Octomizer, its self-serve SaaS product. The company is also building a Machine Learning Acceleration Platform that automatically maximizes model performance while … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Text Extensions for Pandas

IBM recently announced the open-source library Text Extensions for Pandas, which features extensions that turn Pandas DataFrames into a universal data structure that can be used in natural language processing (NLP).  According to the company, the goal of this project is to make NLP simple. In creating the library, it wanted to avoid creating algorithms … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sauce Labs acquires TestFairy, Git 2.31 released, and Jscrambler now integrates with GitLab

Sauce Labs announced that it acquired Test Fairy, a provider of an enterprise-grade mobile platform designed to help companies streamline their development processes.  According to Sauce Labs, the acquisition enhances its real-device cloud capabilities along with  its emulator/simulator offering with a developer-centric mobile testing solution to help developers deploy beta apps quickly and get real-user … continue reading

Potentially huge new markets for developers

At CES this year, an impressive number of enterprise providers presented solutions for homes mostly focused on home offices, robotics, and automobiles (emphasizing autonomous electric cars).  Companies like Caterpillar, BlackBerry, Hive, IBM, Philips, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Wing Venture Capital, and others are showcasing solutions that are being asked to bridge capabilities between homes and large … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Rend-o-matic

The Rend-o-matic project is a musical collaboration project that features a web-based interface that allows disconnected artists to record their individual segments via a laptop or phone.  This is done by using acoustic analysis and AI to find patterns across multiple musical segments. These tracks are then automatically synced and played out as a single … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Zapier acquires Makerpad, LinearB announces new funding, an Splice Machine 3.1 released

Automation company Zapier announced the acquisition of the no-code education provider Makerpad, a leading content and education platform for learning to build software without code.  “For years we’ve watched in admiration as Ben pushed the limits on what you could build without ever writing a line of code,” said Wade Foster, the co-founder and CEO … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kong Mesh 1.2, NVIDIA AI Enterprise released, and Gatsby 3.0 released

Kong Mesh 1.2 is being released with three new security capabilities. Kong Mesh is natively integrated with Open Policy Agent (OPA) and has now graduated as a CNCF project.  The latest release includes enhanced security for multi-zone service mesh, native FIPS 140-2 support and day-0 security compliance. Kong Mesh is built on the open source … continue reading

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