Topic: artificial intelligence

How Axon prioritizes ethical design

While Google is amassing data on everyone, nudging them to do this or that or buy this or that, Axon is trying to make the world a safer place.  Perhaps somewhat ironically, the company builds technology solutions and weapons for law enforcement, self-defense and the military. Axon — formerly known as TASER International — has … continue reading

How to achieve ethical design

Ethical design is at the very early stages when it comes to high-tech innovations.  Other industries including healthcare, financial services, energy and others have had to ponder various ethical issues and over time they became highly regulated because the safety and security of their customers or the public at large are at stake. In the … continue reading

Ethical design: What it is and why developers should care

Safety by design, security by design, privacy by design. As software capabilities continue to evolve, developers need to adapt the way they think and work. Ethical design is the next thing that will be integrated into the pipeline, given the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI). Like safety and security by design, ethical design helps avoid … continue reading

Facebook launches Horizon to bring reinforcement learning to production environments

Facebook is trying to bridge the gap between reinforcement learning’s impact in research and its narrow range of use cases in production. The company’s new open-source project Horizon uses reinforcement learning to optimize products and services. Reinforcement learning creates a system that can make decisions, take actions, and adapt based on feedback. This approach can … continue reading

Oracle OpenWorld prepares for a next-generation cloud

Oracle sees a new cloud on the horizon. The company announced its vision for a second-generation cloud at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week. According to the company, this new era of cloud will take advantage of modern technologies to offer autonomous capabilities, advanced security, improved performance and cost advantages. “Our goal has always … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Infer.NET

Microsoft has announced its machine learning framework Infer.NET is now open source. Infer.NET focuses specifically on running Bayesian inference in graphical models. According to the company, it can also be used for probabilistic programming. “Open sourcing Infer.NET represents the culmination of a long and ambitious journey. Our team at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK embarked … continue reading

Report: Large organizations are finding success in machine learning

Enterprises of all sizes are looking to leverage machine learning, but not everyone is finding immediate success. A newly released report revealed larger organizations are finding more success compared to smaller ones. The report, the State of Enterprise Machine Learning, by Algorithmia surveyed more than 500 data science and machine learning professionals to gauge how … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to advance computing and AI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced new plans today to reshape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing. The university is investing $1 billion to tackle global opportunities and challenges from computing and AI. According to the university, this is the largest investment made by an American academic institution, and this will help make … continue reading

No humans allowed: Artificial intelligence for faster, smarter testing tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping our day-to-day lives, changing the way we see the world, pushing us out of our comfort zone, and bringing reality to the unimaginable. With the promise of personalization and eliminating mundane tasks, we have allowed AI to become intimately involved in our lives from listening devices in our homes to … continue reading

PyTorch community inches closer to 1.0 release

Facebook’s open-source AI framework PyTorch is one step closer to being production ready. The company announced what’s new in PyTorch 1.0, which is now available as a developer preview. PyTorch is a deep learning platform for everything from research prototyping to production deployment. It features a hybrid front-end, distributed training, deep integration with Python and … continue reading

The MissingLink between deep learning and data scientists

Machine learning is rapidly advancing and being deployed across a number of different industries and solutions to intelligently manage data, gain insights and provide value. However, to effectively train and deliver machine learning models is still very time-consuming for many, and involves a lot of grunt work, according to a newly launched company. MissingLink.ai has … continue reading

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