Topic: ai

Microsoft ending support for VS 2005, Go champion beats AI, and Qualcomm’s new VR SDK—SD Times digest: March 14, 2016

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005 as of April 12. The company announced it is ending support for all VS 2005 products, components and runtimes included with them. These products include: Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite … continue reading

Microsoft joins Eclipse, Embarcadero squares in on developers, and AlphaGo beats worldwide Go champion—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2016

Microsoft is looking to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community as a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This move will allow Microsoft to develop tools and services to all development teams, as well as to continuously improve its cloud services, SDKs and tools. “Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure … continue reading

Google’s AlphaGo to take on the world’s best Go player, Apache Flink 1.0, and Windows 10 Mobile rollout—SD Times news digest: March 8, 2016

Google’s artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind unit will try to beat the very top player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, starting tomorrow. The contest will be livestreamed on DeepMind’s YouTube channel. The five matches can be watched on March 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14. Starting at 8 pm Pacific Time, … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s Eyebrowse, and Google’s analytics for Cast applications—SD Times news digest: March 7, 2016

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) want to create a database for the Web. The researchers have developed Eyebrowse, a system that allows Web users to share aspects of their online activity with their friends and the general public. The point of this system is to give other Web users access … continue reading

Twitterbot uses deep learning to channel inner Donald Trump

If you thought republican presidential candidate Donald Trump already said enough crazy things, you might not want to follow his Twitterbot. A postdoc from MIT’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a Twitterbot that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm, deep learning techniques and neural networks to tweet out Trump-like statements such as “I’m … continue reading

New chip by MIT researchers may push IoT technology, and Ford and Pivotal team up on FordPass software—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new chip specifically to implement neural networks. This chip may enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and help “usher” along the Internet of Things. The chip is 10x as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable devices to run … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Go falls. What’s next?

Last week, Google announced that its AI had defeated a 2 dan Go player in Europe. We covered this news, as did many outlets. The news, however, has far greater implications than many outlets let on. This is, perhaps, the largest single advancement in AI development since Marvin Minsky arrived at MIT. Perhaps that’s why … continue reading

Google’s AI system beats ancient Chinese strategy game Go

This week, there was a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence researchers. Google’s AI system AlphaGo won a contest of the ancient strategy game Go, the first time an AI system was able to do so for it. The rules of Go are simple: Players take turns placing black or white stones on a board, and … continue reading

Artificial intelligence leader Marvin Minsky dies at 88

The computer science industry has lost another pioneer. This time, it was a man who had a vision of artificial intelligence, something that is currently impacting the advancement of technology and software. Marvin Minsky, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died on Sunday night in Boston at the age of 88, according to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Fonts and neural nets

It seems like neural networks are taking over. We see their code open-sourced, they power our self-driving vehicles, we use them as programming assistants, and we’ve even let them rate our selfies. Now, deep neural networks have analyzed 50,000 fonts, just because. The man behind this crazy font fun is Erik Bernhardsson, a CTO at … continue reading

Microsoft releases a deep learning toolkit to GitHub, AI algorithm writes political speeches, and a new release of iOS 9.2—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Microsoft has announced that it is making the tools that its researchers use for artificial intelligence available to developers. It has released its Computational Network Toolkit on GitHub. Researchers said that they developed the open-source toolkit, called CNTK, for “necessity,” according to a blog post. Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, Xuedong Huang, said he and his … continue reading

AI research lab releases code to help with speech recognition

Yesterday, Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) released open-source code called Warp-CTC to GitHub. The goal is for this code to be used in the machine learning community. Warp-CTC is a tool that can plug into existing machine learning frameworks to speed up the development of artificial intelligence, and according to SVAIL, it will … continue reading

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