Topic: cognitive computing

IBM Watson: From game-show champion to game-changing industries

When last we left IBM’s Watson, the cognitive computing platform was basking in the glow of its victory on the television quiz show “Jeopardy.” Showing off its mastery of trivia, Watson smoked the field of human contestants back in 2011. Since then, IBM has been building an ecosystem around Watson, working with entrepreneurs to develop … continue reading

Udacity training programs for Android, diversity at Google, and SourceForge changes policies—SD Times news digest: June 2, 2015

Google has announced a new partnership with Udacity to provide beginner and advanced Android training courses. The courses will be taught by experts from the company’s developer platform team. In addition, developers can sign up for the new Android Nanodegree. Users enrolled in the Nanodegree program will have access to coaches who will review their … continue reading

io.js 2.0, Facebook deep links mobile app ads, and Google’s DartPad—SD Times news digest: May 8, 2015

Version 2.0 of io.js, the popular fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime platform, has been released. io.js 2.0 adds conformance to for the coming ECMAScript 6 specification of standardized JavaScript, as well as support for the latest version of Google’s Chrome V8 engine. In addition to ES6 features such as classes, the release adds … continue reading

GitHub suffers from a DDoS attack, Amazon moves drones to Canada, IBM Watson acquires Blekko—SD Times news digest: March 30, 2015

GitHub is trying to recover from a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its website. According to the company, this is the largest DDoS attack it has experienced to date. “The attack began around 2 a.m. UTC on Thursday, March 26, and involves a wide combination of attack vectors,” wrote Jesse Newland, systems … continue reading

Docker acquires SocketPlane, GitLab and Gitorious join forces, and IBM’s Watson adds AlchemyAPI—SD Times news digest: March 4, 2015

Docker has acquired software-defined networking startup SocketPlane with the goal of creating a Docker-native networking ecosystem. According to a Docker blog post written by the SocketPlane team, partners already showing interest in Docker networking include Cisco, IBM, Joyent, Microsoft, Rancher, VMware and Weave. SocketPlane’s efforts will focus around the Docker APIs, collaborating with partners to … continue reading

New Watson Developer Cloud services, Microsoft awards HP bug bounty, new developer job search website launched—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2015

IBM has added five new beta services to its Watson Developer Cloud, a cognitive computing platform that has a collection of APIs and SDKs for developers to build applications integrated with the processing capabilities of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence. Building upon eight existing services, the Watson Developer Cloud’s five new services include speech-to-text translation, text-to-speech … continue reading

IBM announces winners of the Watson University Competition

IBM has announced that a team of students from the University of Texas at Austin has won first place in the company’s Watson University Competition. The competition was held as part of IBM’s cognitive computing academic initiative to strengthen students’ skills and prepare them for in-demand jobs. “The opportunities to apply Watson are endless,” said … continue reading

If computers only had a brain…

Someday, your technology will be able to help you in ways you could only imagine, or at least developers and researchers are hoping so. They envision a world in which technology learns from the user, and takes actions accordingly. It is a goal that comes out of the idea of brain-inspired computing: software that runs … continue reading

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