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.
Altran announced this week a new machine learning open-source tool for finding bugs. Code Defect AI is designed to help developers find bugs earlier and minimizes the cost and time required to fix them. By applying machine learning (ML) to historical data, the tool identifies areas of the code that are potentially buggy and then … continue reading
The virtual Microsoft Build conference continues to focus on bringing developers new and improved tools and services that provide impact and value. The new tools and services announced throughout the conference include the ability to deploy AI capabilities in any environment with no prior coding experience, and improved connected productivity experiences. Highlights include: New developer … continue reading
In an effort to help developers build, deploy and manage AI at the edge, NVIDIA has announced its Jetson Xavier NX developer kit with cloud-native support. Compared to its predecessor Jetson TX2, NVIDIA explained Jetson Xavier NX delivers more than 10x higher performance and with cloud-native support can handle high AI and compute needs. RELATED … continue reading
NVIDIA announced a new solution to help organizations create artificially intelligent conversational services at its online GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week. NVIDIA Jarvis is a GPU-accelerated app framework that leverages video and speech data to build customized, language-based AI services. “Conversational AI is central to the future of many industries, as applications gain the … continue reading
Redis Labs has announced the release of Redis 6.0 and Redis Enterprise 6.0 with new security capabilities. Redis 6.0 now includes access control lists (ACLs), while Redis Enterprise 6.0 builds on the open-source release with role-based access control (RBAC) and support for Redis Streams for Active-Active databases. “Developers increasingly need to build geographically distributed event-based … continue reading
A new machine learning startup has been launched by the creators of Uber’s Michelangelo machine learning platform. Tecton.ai is a data platform for machine learning that lets data scientists transform raw data into production-ready features. The company is founded by CEO Mike Del Balso, CTO Kevin Stumf, and VP of Engineering Jeremy Hermann. The three … continue reading
Amazon’s Augmented Artificial Intelligence (A21) platform is now generally available. It is a fully managed service designed to make it easy for developers to add human review to machine learning predictions so that they can review low confidence predictions made by AI. According to Amazon, the solution can be used to help the machine extract … continue reading
Microsoft’s .NET 5.0 Preview 3 contains new features and performance improvements. This includes code quality improvements in RyuJIT, System.Text.Json improvements such as added support for preserve references on JSON dotnet/runtime #655, and .NET SDK Support for .NET Framework Assemblies. Microsoft said it is still working on the bigger features that will define the 5.0 release. … continue reading
Google has announced WebView DevTools, a set of on-device debugging tools to diagnose WebView-caused crashes and misbehaving web platform features now available through WebView Beta. “No software is bug-free and loading web content can be challenging, so it’s no surprise WebView crashes are a pain point for apps,” Nate Fischer, software engineer for WebView team … continue reading
Integration used to be a lengthy, complicated process, a process that simply would not keep up with companies that are within some stage of their digital transformation. This demand for speed and interconnectivity prompted the growth of full life cycle iPaaS solutions — otherwise known as integration platform as a service — that would provide … continue reading
The White House is issuing a call to action for AI experts to develop new text and data mining techniques to analyze the newly released COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). The dataset is the most extensive machine-readable Coronavirus literature collection available was created with input from researchers and leaders from the Allen Institute for AI, … continue reading