SD Times news digest: CSHTML5 1.1, Dialogflow updates and Yubico’s mobile SDK for iOS developers

The first stable release of C#/XAML for HTML5 1.1 is now available. According to the team, the release signals CSHTML5 as a final product that will get regular updates. CSHTML5 enables developers to create HTML5 apps with C#, XAML and Visual Studio. The release features bug fixes as well as new improvements including support for … continue reading

Microsoft acquires conversational AI company Semantic Machines

Microsoft is bolstering its digital assistant, Cortana, efforts and other social chatbot solutions with the acquisition of Semantic Machines. Semantic Machines is a conversational AI company that focuses on natural language processing, speech recognition, speech synthesis, deep learning, semantic understanding, machine learning and linguistics. According to Microsoft, conversational AI is the ability to have a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

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Intel announces IoT computer vision toolkit

As part of its Internet of Things and artificial intelligence strategy, Intel has announced the Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization (OpenVINO) toolkit for developers. OpenVINO is designed to give developers the ability to build computer vision and deep learning inference apps at the edge. The solution will join Intel’s Vision Products portfolio. “We … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Carnegie Mellon’s AI degree, Firefox for enterprises, and Rust 1.26

Carnegie Mellon University has announced this fall it will begin offering an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence as part of its School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon is the first university in the United States to offer such a degree. The degree will focus on how complex inputs are used to make decisions or enhance … continue reading

QbitLogic releases AI-powered security solution, CodeAI

QbitLogic is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to better protect software systems. The company announced the release of CodeAI, a next generational SaaS platform designed to repair security defects before releasing solutions to the public. The company is known for its work with DARPA to build an “unhackable” drone utilizing artificial intelligence. “Bug repairs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TIBCO Jaspersoft 7, SonarCloud extension for Visual Studio Team Services and Galamon AI efforts

TIBCO announces the latest version of its embeddable business intelligence and analytics software. Jaspersoft 7 includes new capabilities designed to help developers differentiate their apps with data visualization. Features include the data visualization view is now available as a BI component enabling individual visualizations that can be integrated into the app experience. This was built … continue reading

Google debuts Android P beta and machine learning APIs at I/O

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O’18, kicked off today with a focus on bringing AI-powered features across the Google platform. The company also announced the beta release of Android P as well as a cross-platform collection of APIs for deploying AI-based featured with developers’ apps. “We’re at an important inflection point in computing, and it’s … continue reading

Revolutionizing API testing with artificial intelligence

Recently, a simple conversation I had analyzing the current challenges associated with software testing in the modern era led to a key realization: the tools in the software testing industry have not been focused on simplicity for the Agile world. Agile is primarily a development-focused activity. In its most basic terms, Agile is a software … continue reading

Facebook focuses on transparency, control and trust at F8

Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose this week with a number of new features and capabilities designed for software developers. “When we launched the Facebook platform eleven years ago, it was impossible to imagine all the innovative ways developers would use the social graph to build a more connected world,” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Lyft and Udacity self-driving partnership, GCC 8.1, Cisco to acquire Accompany, and Oculus Go

Lyft and Udacity are partnering up for the Lyft Perception Challenge, which is designed to test problem solving skills for Perception for Autonomous Vehicles. The top 25 participants in the challenge will earn an interview with Lyft. The challenge was created because Lyft wanted to find a new approach for identifying, attracting, and hiring top … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon adds memory to Alexa, Oath pays $400,000 to hackers, Google launches new credits program for researchers, Linux Foundation welcomes 41 new members

Amazon had announced the addition of memory capabilities to its artificial intelligence, Alexa. It can remember any information for you so that you will not forget. The company also plans to add deep learning models to the spoken language understanding of Alexa. “We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible,” said Ruhi Sarikaya … continue reading

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