Topic: artificial intelligence

10 technology trends you should be worried about this year

While businesses are looking for the latest and greatest technology trends to hop on this year, Microsoft is trying to look at the bigger picture. The company’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith released his top 10 technology developments for 2019 as well as the societal impact the developments will have. “It was a … continue reading

Ethics at the fore of AI conversations

As the end of 2018 approached, many artificial intelligence technologies like visual testing, chatbots and language recognition had matured to the point of ubiquity. Two years since SD Times’ “Year of AI,” the conversations around AI and machine learning have shifted further and further away from potential applications and surprising new uses of the tech. … continue reading

IEEE: Deep learning will become widely adopted in 2019

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) has released its top 10 technology trends for the upcoming year. The trends are based on what the technology experts believe will be the most widely adopted and meant to forecast the future for organizations. “The Computer Society’s predictions, based on an in-depth analysis by a team of leading technology … continue reading

Google introduces new initiatives to help itself adhere to its AI principles

Six months after Google first detailed its seven principles for AI, the company is expanding on that effort with additional initiatives that will help it live up to its promise. In an effort to encourage teams within the company to consider how the AI principles impact their projects, Google has established several initiatives. It launched … continue reading

Facebook’s open-source natural language processing framework

Facebook has been working on its own natural language processing (NLP) framework for overcoming rapid experimentation and large-scale deployment challenges. PyText is a library based on the company’s open-source deep learning framework PyTorch. In an effort to help developers build and deploy NLP systems, the company has decided to also open source the PyText framework … continue reading

LF Deep Learning Foundation brings on deep learning framework

Uber’s open-source distributed training framework Horovod is joining the LF Deep Learning Foundation to support its work in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. The LF Deep Learning Foundation is a umbrella project under the Linux Foundation. “The LF Deep Learning Foundation is focused on building an ecosystem of AI, deep learning and machine … continue reading

Guest View: Knowledge graphs — The path to true AI

Knowledge is the foundation of intelligence— whether artificial intelligence or conventional human intellect. The understanding implicit in intelligence, its application towards business problems or personal ones, requires knowledge of these problems (and potential solutions) to effectively overcome them. The knowledge underpinning AI has traditionally come from two distinct methods: statistical reasoning, or machine learning, and … continue reading

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

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