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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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