Topic: ai

Google expands MakerSuite to broaden access to its generative AI models

Google announced updates and new features in MakerSuite aimed at helping AI makers easily create AI applications with Google’s large generative models. The tool is being expanded to cover 179 countries and territories, including anyone with a Google Workspace account. This means that more developers than ever can sign up to create AI applications with … continue reading

The dichotomy of AI for the software developer

Discourse around the adoption of AI has many developers fearing for their jobs and future livelihoods. Some have taken to online communities, such as Blind, where software engineers gather to discuss careers in tech, to share their concerns about AI making their skills redundant or diminishing their roles. The most outspoken of them suggest that … continue reading

GitHub Copilot private beta version gets enhanced filter

GitHub introduced a private beta version of GitHub Copilot with an enhanced filter. This filter identifies and presents contextual code suggestions related to public code on GitHub.  With the filter activated, GitHub Copilot assesses code suggestions alongside approximately 150 characters of neighboring code. It then cross-references these suggestions with an index of all public code … continue reading

EnterpriseDB (“EDB”) Names Former Microsoft Executive and CEO of Wind River Kevin Dallas as Chief Executive Officer

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EnterpriseDB (“EDB”), the leader in accelerating Postgres® in the enterprise, today announced that Kevin Dallas has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Dallas succeeds EDB President, CEO & Chairman of the Board Ed Boyajian, who will remain … continue reading

Dell expands generative AI offerings with new inference blueprints, workstations, and more

Dell has announced it is expanding its offerings to provide customers with generative AI capabilities.  These new capabilities expand on the previously announced Project Helix, which is a collaboration with NVIDIA providing capabilities to make it easier for businesses to build generative AI models.  One of the new capabilities, Dell Validated Design, is also in … continue reading

Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI form group dedicated to safe development of frontier AI models

Last week, seven companies convened at the White House and committed to developing AI technology in a way that is safe, secure, and transparent.  Now, four of those companies — Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI — have announced that they have teamed up to launch the Frontier Model Forum, an industry organization dedicated to safely … continue reading

Stack Overflow announces new AI solutions to better serve developers information from its platform

Stack Overflow is leveraging the millions of questions and responses on its platform to create new AI-based capabilities that can make better use of this information and provide developers with solutions to their problems faster.  “For the last fifteen years, developers have come to Stack Overflow to get a solution to a specific problem. With … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Stable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a latent text-to-image diffusion model trained on 512×512 images from a subset of the LAION-5B database.  The model utilizes a frozen CLIP ViT-L/14 text encoder to condition its output on text prompts.  It incorporates an 860M UNet and a 123M text encoder, making it a relatively lightweight model that can run on … continue reading

Leading AI companies have committed to ensuring transparent AI development to U.S. government

Seven leading companies in the AI field on Friday voluntarily committed to help move toward the safe, secure, and transparent development of AI technology. The companies include Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI. “Companies that are developing these emerging technologies have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe. To make the most … continue reading

Generative AI and its related technologies top Forrester’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2023

Every year, the analyst firm Forrester puts out a list of 10 emerging technologies for the year. This year, perhaps unsurprisingly, the list is packed with AI-related technologies.  “Generative AI’s dominance of this year’s list will come as a surprise to no one, given the astounding capabilities that everyone can observe in the many publicly … continue reading

GitHub Copilot Chat enters beta

A few months ago GitHub revealed GitHub Copilot X, which is a major upgrade to Copilot that adds chat and voice capabilities, as well as brings the tool to other areas of development, like the command line, pull requests, and docs.   Now the company has officially launched a beta for the new chat functionality for … continue reading

Microsoft reveals Copilot pricing at Microsoft Inspire

At Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual event where it highlights what it has achieved with different partners, the company made several announcements related to AI.  First, it announced pricing for its upcoming Microsoft 365 Copilot offering. The feature will cost $30 per user per month, on top of normal Microsoft 365 pricing.  “While some generative AI … continue reading Protection Status