Topic: ai

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to advance computing and AI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced new plans today to reshape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing. The university is investing $1 billion to tackle global opportunities and challenges from computing and AI. According to the university, this is the largest investment made by an American academic institution, and this will help make … continue reading

DARPA wants to teach machine learning systems common sense

Machine learning systems are more advanced than they ever have been, but a critical component is still missing: machine common sense. Machine common sense is “the basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things that are shared by nearly all people and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without need for debate.” DARPA … continue reading

PyTorch community inches closer to 1.0 release

Facebook’s open-source AI framework PyTorch is one step closer to being production ready. The company announced what’s new in PyTorch 1.0, which is now available as a developer preview. PyTorch is a deep learning platform for everything from research prototyping to production deployment. It features a hybrid front-end, distributed training, deep integration with Python and … continue reading

Compuware brings agile and DevOps to the mainframe

A majority of enterprises are running their mission-critical apps on the mainframe, but a lack of mainframe expertise is getting in the way of successful development and deployment. A recent study from Forrester revealed 64 percent of enterprises plan to run more than half their critical app solutions on the mainframe, but only 37 percent … continue reading

The MissingLink between deep learning and data scientists

Machine learning is rapidly advancing and being deployed across a number of different industries and solutions to intelligently manage data, gain insights and provide value. However, to effectively train and deliver machine learning models is still very time-consuming for many, and involves a lot of grunt work, according to a newly launched company. MissingLink.ai has … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcements primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card for assessing their current state of security as well as making recommendations … continue reading

IBM brings trust and transparency into AI

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence are helping organizations move faster and make more intelligent decisions. However, while organizations know AI can be good for business, they don’t always know exactly how it works. Eighty-two percent of enterprises are interested in using AI, but 60 percent worry about liability issues while 63 percent don’t believe they … continue reading

Facebook’s SapFix uses AI to reduce the time spent debugging

Facebook is introducing a new AI hybrid tool aimed at finding and fixing bugs automatically. SapFix is designed to find bugs, generate fixes and propose action plans to engineers before rolling out into production. The company announced the tool at its annual @Scale conference in San Jose this week. According to the company, SapFix significantly … continue reading

IBM expands data science’s reach

As companies accumulate data, they need new ways to store it, manage it, innovate off it, and scale services based on it. Earlier this year, IBM announced the IBM Cloud Private (ICP) for Data solution, and today the company is expanding it to provide new ways to uncover hidden insights from data. The company has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CrossBrowserTesting for open source, Informatica’s Big Data management solution, and CA’s AI research

SmartBear is making its UI functional web testing tool available for free for open-source projects. CrossBrowserTesting enables teams to automate Selenium scripts, manually debug web apps and compare solutions on more than 1,500 desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud. According to the company, the full access to its device lab will maximize test coverage … continue reading

MapR unveils six new data science offerings for AI initiatives

MapR is introducing six new data science offerings aimed at customers that are at varying points in their data science journey at the Strata Data Conference happening in NYC today. The six offers are the AI/ML Hack-a-thon, MapR Data Science Refinery, Cybersecurity Advanced Protection, ML Deployment, AI Enablement and ML Rendezvous Orchestration. According to the … continue reading

MIT CSAIL researchers develop computer vision system for robots

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced a breakthrough in their robotics research. The team is presenting the Dense Object Nets (DON) method, a new system that they say will one day make robots useful in home and office situations. The system uses computer vision to enable robots to understand … continue reading

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