Topic: ai

Zuckerberg’s journey with his AI assistant Jarvis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started 2016 off with one goal: to build an artificial intelligence personal assistant. The AI is known as Jarvis, or Just a Rather Very Intelligent System. Now that 2016 is coming to an end, Zuckerberg is sharing what he has accomplished so far. Today, he has built a simple AI designed … continue reading

Microsoft takes on next-generation solutions

Microsoft is preparing for the future with announcements this week pertaining to a new chatbot, more details about Project Springfield, and some revelations about Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s personal digital assistant currently available on Windows desktop and mobile devices as well as Windows Holographic and Xbox. In a WinHEC presentation by Carla Forester, a principal … continue reading

Guest View: Developing for a bot-driven world: The role of APIs

Personal digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are just the beginning. Soon we’ll be interacting with all manner of applications and online services—everything from managing our calendars to ordering pizzas and reserving hotel rooms—not with the buttons, forms and controls that we’re used to, but by chatting with them using natural language. Or, … continue reading

Infinit is joining Docker, Google open-sources Embedding Projector, and Windows 10 Creators Update released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 7, 2016

Infinit and Docker are joining forces in the container space to tackle some of the challenges of container technologies. According to a blog post written by the Infinit team, “With stateful applications being the next natural step in this [container] evolution, Infinit comes into play by providing the Docker community with a storage platform that … continue reading

Google open-sources DeepMind Lab

Google is open-sourcing its flagship AI 3D platform for agent-based AI research, DeepMind Lab. “DeepMind’s scientific mission is to push the boundaries of AI, developing systems that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how,” the DeepMind team wrote in a blog post. “To achieve this, we work from the … continue reading

OpenAI opens new AI universe

OpenAI is giving artificial intelligence researchers a new way to test and evaluate their research. The organization has announced Universe, a software platform designed to train and measure the general intelligence of AI across games, websites and applications. “Universe allows an AI agent to use a computer like a human does: by looking at screen … continue reading

University of Toronto researchers train AI system to sing Christmas songs

Tired of the same old overplayed holiday songs? Step aside, Bing Crosby, because this artificial intelligence system is debuting its new (yet terribly creepy) Christmas carol. Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an AI system that took a holiday image and generated a Christmas song. Calling it a song is an overstatement though, since … continue reading

Facebook releases AI educational videos, PHP hits 7.1.0, and Software AG acquires Zementis—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2016

Society often has a misconception on what AI really is and what it can do thanks to movies like “The Terminator” and “Wall-E.” Facebook wants to change that perception with a series of educational videos designed to make artificial intelligence easier to understand. “AI is going to bring major shifts in society through developments in … continue reading

JetBrains’ Rider public EAP, Fedora 25, and MapR’s Customer 360 Quick Start Solution—SD Times news digest: Nov. 22, 2016

JetBrains is providing an inside look into its cross-platform .NET IDE. The company announced its early access program for Rider is now open to everyone. Rider is based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper, and features a majority of ReSharper’s code inspections, content actions and quick fixes. It also has a debugger, .NET project type … continue reading

How AI can help accelerate cancer research

Artificial intelligence will soon be used to help treat cancer. NVIDIA has announced a new collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and a number of other national laboratories on developing AI software for cancer research. The new collaboration is part of the president’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, which aims to provide … continue reading

New Relic announces new intelligence capabilities at FutureStack

New Relic is giving users new ways to gain insights and enhance their digital initiatives. The company announced the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform, New Relic Infrastructure, and a preview of Project Seymour at its annual user conference FutureStack this week. “From digital experiences to scalable IT operations; from mobile to bare metal; and from … continue reading

Report looks into Android device customization, Kony Mobility Platform, and Google makes exploring AI easy—SD Times news digest: Nov. 16, 2016

The Application Developers Alliance has conducted a story on Android device customization and consumer choices, and they found that apps tend not to be exclusively used, and almost all Android users customize their phone and their home screen. The report also found that most Android users prefer their new devices to come with apps “ready … continue reading

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