Topic: ai

Android will release Android Fingerprint API, Google turns over search queries to AI, MapR to provide free Apache Spark training—SD Times news digest, Oct. 27, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is publicly available to users, and Android’s developers have been adding new features for developers along the way. This week, they are releasing Asymmetric Fingerprint Dialog, a new sample demonstrating how to securely integrate with compatible fingerprint readers in a client/server environment, according to its blog. The Android Fingerprint API protects users’ … continue reading

AI system teaches itself how to play chess using machine learning

A new artificial intelligence system is using new methods to tackle chess. About 20 years ago, IBM’s Deep Blue chess-playing supercomputer was used to beat reigning world champion Garry Kasparov. At the time, IBM’s supercomputer was using brute force to play against its human opponents. Today, the MIT Technology Review reported that Matthew Lai, a … continue reading

Android’s new runtime permissions, Amazon Underground, and Facebook’s M—SD Times news digest: Aug. 28, 2015

Google wants to help developers build better apps with the introduction of new runtime permissions. The new permissions will be replacing the existing install-time permissions model in the company’s upcoming operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. “Runtime permissions give your app the ability to control when and with what context you’ll ask for permissions,” wrote Ian … continue reading

Top industry leaders warn against autonomous weapons

The Future of Life Institute is continuing its quest to save the human race from artificial intelligence. In an open letter published by the organization, top leaders are teaming up to ask for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter already has hundreds of signatures, including prominent names such as Steven Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve … continue reading

Accenture and Worksoft’s new alliance, RethinkBD 2.1 beta, and Google’s participation in the OpenStack Foundation—SD Times news digest: July 17, 2015

Accenture is teaming up with Worksoft to provide artificial intelligence automation capabilities to its application development and testing solutions. Through the alliance, Accenture will be able to take advantage of Worksoft Certify, a service that eliminates manual quality assurance steps, and Worksoft Analyze, a solution that uses artificial intelligence to automate business process discovery. “IT … continue reading

There is nothing to fear when it comes to AI, Linus Torvalds says

Those who fear our world being overturned by computers once artificial intelligence reaches its full potential are out of their minds, according to Linus Torvalds, founder of Linux. “The whole ‘singularity’ kind of event? Yeah, it’s science fiction, and not very good sci-fi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? … continue reading

Researcher develops advanced computer vision technology

A researcher from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a new artificial intelligent user interface designed to simplify the detection and analysis of images. While computer vision technology for images has been popping up more recently, this new UI allows users to visualize, navigate and manipulate visual media. The system was created … continue reading

IBM Watson’s new cognitive services, Windows 10 rollout, and the Hacking Team’s hack attack—SD Times news digest: July 6, 2015

IBM is introducing new cognitive services for IBM Watson. The company announced IBM Watson Language Translation, IBM Speech to Text and IBM Text to Speech. “These cognitive speech and language services are open to anyone, enabling application developers and IBM’s growing ecosystem to develop and commercialize new cognitive computing solutions,” Jerome Pesenti, VP of Watson … continue reading

The Future of Life Institute wants to make sure AI remains safe

The Future of Life Institute’s (FLI) mission is to protect mankind from artificial intelligence, and it is recruiting research teams to do so. The Elon Musk-backed program announced it has chosen 37 research teams worldwide to investigate the possible advantages and disadvantages of AI. The 37 teams will be awarded about US$7 million from Musk … continue reading

Zuckerberg talks Facebook initiatives

Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder of Facebook, recently held a Q&A session over the social network to find out what is on the community’s mind. Top names such as Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna Huffington joined in on the conversation, and while questions ranged from salary, working out and happiness, others provided insight into the company’s … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google’s AI neural network creates psychedelic art with ‘Inceptionism’

Google has developed an artificially intelligent neural network that’s transforming images into eye-popping pieces of psychedelic art. Through a process Google is calling “Inceptionism,” the company’s research arm has developed image recognition software running artificial neural networks that mimic human brain function. Inceptionism then allows the software to analyze an image—its objects, layers and characteristics—and … continue reading

IBM testing AI software, Linux to host Let’s Encrypt, and Android app performance—SD Times news digest: April 9, 2015

IBM reportedly has begun testing artificial intelligence software that mimics the human brain. The MIT Technology Review has reported that IBM is testing algorithms from Numenta, a machine learning company. “Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to recreate exactly,” Jeff Hawkins, cofounder of Numenta, told the Technology Review. IBM is testing … continue reading

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