Topic: ai

Google focuses on accessibility and compatibility for the future of Android

The future of Android-powered devices includes greater accessibility to the broader features of its mobile operating system. Google laid out its plan for upcoming developments and features in the Android ecosystem during MWC Barcelona this week. In addition to highlighting new kinds of hardware, such as the folding-screen smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, the company … continue reading

The LF Deep Learning Foundation picks up the deep probabilistic programming language Pyro

The LF Deep Learning Foundation has accepted Pyro as its latest project. The LF DL Foundation is a Linux Foundation project meant to accelerate the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning open-source projects. Pyro is a probabilistic programming framework created by Uber that is designed to bring together the best of both … continue reading

How hardware design needs to change to match up with AI needs

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve and grow, so must the hardware we use to power AI. During his keynote address at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week, Facebook vice president and chief AI scientist Yann LeCun discussed the next step for reaching AI’s potential: shifting away from GPUs and moving more towards dedicated chips.  … continue reading

Clever-Commit coding assistant uses AI to protect against bugs

A new coding assistant is leveraging artificial intelligence to learn from previous bugs and bug fixes, and identify when new bugs are introduced. Clever-Commit, originally known as Commit-Assistant, is a new AI technology designed for programmers by Ubisoft La Forge. According to Ubisoft, the AI-based coding system uses the latest machine learning and big data … continue reading

President Trump launches American AI initiative

The Trump administration is taking a vested interest in artificial intelligence. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for the American AI initiative, which is designed to ensure federal government agencies prioritize investments in the research and development of America’s AI capabilities. “Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CogitAI’s self-learning AI platform, ElectricFlow Winter Release, and ShiftLeft’s Series B funding

CogitAI has announced that its Continua software-as-a-service AI platform is now available. According to the company, the Continua platform can turn any “process, system, software bot, or real robot into a self-learning autonomous service to drive actionable business outcomes.” Potential use cases for the SaaS platform include vehicles, video games, building management, Robotic Process Automation … continue reading

Can developers make AI’s “black box” transparent?

Across industries, machine learning is augmenting and in some cases taking the place of human decision-making. In recruiting, legal sentencing, loan approvals and even college admissions, algorithms now play a part in determining candidate selection. The science behind AI provides a more efficient approach to complex decision-making. However, for those without a PhD in mathematics … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Databrick’s $250 million funding, Google’s Cross Account Protection, and H2O.ai’s data science and machine learning platforms

Databricks announced a massive Series E round of funding for $250 million, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $489.5 million. According to the company, this could not be possible without its Unified Analytics Platform. The platform is designed to help enterprises build data pipelines across siloed data storage systems and make data science on … continue reading

Transform-XL from Google makes long-term context in neural networks more practical

Google has proposed a new approach to natural language understanding architectures beyond a fixed-length context. Transformer-XL aims to make long-range dependence more practical in neural networks by using attention models. According to the company, long-range dependence is the contextual ability humans have to parse information that depends on something they’d read much earlier in a … continue reading

A new Cloudera emerges from the Hortonworks merger

The Cloudera and Hortonworks merger that was first announced in October officially completed this month, paving the way for a new Cloudera. As part of the merger, the former rivals will live under the Cloudera name and offer an enterprise data cloud capable of supporting hybrid and multi-cloud deployments as well as provide machine learning … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Presto Software Foundation, Facebook’s AI language challenge, and DeployHub’s partnership with CircleCI

Presto Software has announced that is launching a non-profit organization to advance the open-source Presto SQL query engine. The Presto Software Foundation will work to ensure the project remains open, collaborative, and independent. “From the beginning, we stressed the importance of code quality, architectural extensibility and open collaboration with the community,” said Martin Traverso, co-creator … continue reading

MIT and Microsoft researchers look out for AI’s blind spots

As artificial intelligence is being implemented into advanced systems like self-driving cars and autonomous robots, MIT and Microsoft researchers want to make sure they are covering all their bases. The researchers are tackling what they call “blind spots” of artificial intelligence to provide better security and safety of AI-implemented systems. While systems like self-driving cars … continue reading

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