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.

ACM recognizes innovators for groundbreaking work in AI, computing and software

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is honoring software pioneers for their work in AI, theory of computation, and computational biology. The association announced recipients for the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, and the ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award.  The ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award has been awarded … continue reading

Report: Data security is the top business use case for AI and ML

As data becomes increasingly important for businesses and users, more and more organizations are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning for data protection. Newly released data from TIBCO Software found that data security is the top use case for ML and AI in the workplace. Data security includes risk identification, early detection, operational improvement … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sony and Microsoft collaborate on AI and gaming, Visual Studio Code 1.34, and PDFTron secures $71 million

Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to collaborate on developing semiconductors and AI as well as new cloud-based solutions for gaming and content-streaming on Azure. According to the companies, Sony will integrate its image sensors into Microsoft’s Azure AI technology across cloud and edge, and will also blend Sony’s conductors into Microsoft cloud technology. The … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SPTAG

Microsoft wants to take traditional search engines to the next level with the open sourcing of SPTAG or Space Partition Tree and Graph. According to the company, search engines and even intelligent assistants are lacking the ability to understand queries because they are focused on keyword search algorithms. “Keyword search algorithms just fail when people … continue reading

Microsoft introduces new cloud experiences and tools

The cloud is front and center at Microsoft’s Build conference this year. Microsoft announced multiple developer tools and new cloud experiences to improve Azure in its competition against the leader in the cloud domain, Amazon. The Azure tools aim to accelerate innovation in AI, MR and IoT from the intelligent cloud to intelligent edge, according … continue reading

Managing machine learning

In July 2018 I wrote here about the next evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM), which is extending its reach into the space of DevOps continuous delivery management, helping to extend the reach of full traceability from requirements to deployed code. ALM tools and the art and science of software engineering supporting it have much … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Salesforce enables custom AI building, Red Hat takes leadership of OpenJDK 8 and 11, Datadog launches software test platform

Salesforce, which specializes in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), released Einstein Services, enabling admins and developers to build custom AI by using low-code or simple “point-and-click” formulas. The custom AI can then be embedded into Salesforce or any external app. The Einstein Platform Services include Einstein Translation, which will automatically translate any Salesforce object or field … continue reading

Applitools released Ultrafast Visual Grid for continuous UI quality assurance

Visual testing solution provider Applitools today released Ultrafast Visual Grid, software for managing an application’s functional and visual quality. Before Applitools, UI testing was done manually and serially, as pages were examined and changes compared one page at a time. Today, the company said, Visual Grid farms out screenshot jobs to a grid of browsers … continue reading

Results from real AI testing don’t happen overnight

AI has become such a buzzword that many test tool vendors are using the term without actually having any AI. It’s become a serious issue for the software industry, as it has for other industries. Customers need to realize there’s probably more hype than reality in most of what test solution vendors are saying. “When … continue reading

IEEE releases first version of ethics guidelines for automation and intelligent systems

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is committing to the ethical use of automation and intelligent systems with the release of a new set of guidelines today. The “Ethically Aligned Design (EAD1e) ‘A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems’” features “scientific analysis and resources, high-level principles and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana’s new monitoring and tracing capabilities, Synopsys’ embARC, and Facebook Fizz DoS vulnerability

Instana has added monitoring and tracing support for NGINX and Envoy Application Proxies. This will provide developers with performance visibility and individual traces for every transaction in the browser. This data is automatically captured and integrated with Instana’s sensor and tracing technologies, the company explained. “While Application Proxies are an important part of creating on-demand … continue reading

Stanford University launches new institute that will focus on human-centered AI

Stanford University wants to change the way the world views and develops AI. It has launched a new institute for advancing AI “research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition.” The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) will build on the tradition of the university’s AI leadership and will focus on collaboration … continue reading

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