Mozilla open sources speech recognition model DeepSpeech

Mozilla announced a mission to help developers create speech-to-text applications earlier this year by making voice recognition and deep learning algorithms available to everyone. Today, the company’s machine learning group is one step closer to completing that mission with the initial open source release of its speech recognition model and voice dataset. “There are only … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … continue reading

Skymind to release community edition of deep learning platform

Skymind is releasing its bundle of deep-learning libraries as a free community edition tomorrow. This move is meant to help bring machine learning capabilities to enterprises using Java. As company CEO Chris Nicholson said, “We’ve created scientific computing tools for the JVM.” Nicholson explained that when you “scratch the surface of deep learning, underneath is … continue reading

Microsoft and Amazon announce deep learning library Gluon

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Amazon to create a open-source deep learning library called Gluon. The idea behind Gluon is to make artificial intelligence more accessible and valuable. According to Microsoft, the library simplifies the process of making deep learning models and will enable developers to run multiple deep learning libraries. This announcement … continue reading

IBM integrates PowerAI into its Data Science Experience

IBM today announced it is bringing its Data Science Experience and PowerAI together to offer machine learning and deep learning on a single machine. The Data Science Experience gives users collaboration tools for managing and monitoring data models, according to Dinesh Nirmal, IBM’s vice president of analytics development. PowerAIi, meanwhile, brings in GPUs as well … continue reading

Amazon releases new compiler for AI frameworks

Amazon is addressing artificial intelligence development challenges with a new end-to-end compiler solution. The NNVM compiler, developed by AWS and a team of researchers from the University of Washington’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, is designed for deploying deep learning frameworks across a number of platforms and devices. “You can choose among multiple … continue reading

Kaldi speech recognition gains TensorFlow deep learning support

Kaldi, an open-source speech recognition toolkit, has been updated with integration with the open-source TensorFlow deep learning library. Developers Yishay Carmiel and Hainan Xu of Seattle-based IntelligentWire are behind the integration, and their plan is to use the combination to accelerate the advancement of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. IntelligentWire specializes in cloud software that … continue reading

The Whopper Coin, Movidius Myriad X VPU, and DxEnterprise v17 — SD Times news digest: August 29, 2017

Burger King has launched the Whopper Coin in Russia, which uses blockchain technology as a secure system for rewards points. Customers will be able to scan their receipt with a smartphone and will be rewarded with 1 WhopperCoin for every rouble ($0.02) spent on a Whopper sandwich at the fastfood chain. When a user amasses … continue reading

Microsoft won’t force Windows downloads on users, Go 1.9, and Project Brainwave — SD Times news digest: August 25, 2017

According to a press release on the Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center website, Microsoft will no longer download operating system files to users’ computers without their permission. Germany’s consumer rights center had a lengthy battle with Microsoft, since the company’s approach to the new Windows 10 operating system would force users to six gigabytes of installation … continue reading

NVIDIA announces new artificial intelligence research and SDK for content creators

NVIDIA is bringing artificial intelligence to graphics and computing with new SDKs, computer products, and AI research. The company unveiled its plan to bring AI to 25 million content creators at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference today. According to Greg Estes, vice president of developer marketing at NVIDIA, it has been several years since NVIDIA first … continue reading

NVIDIA Tesla V100, Microsoft’s HoloLens, and Movidius Neural Computer Stick — SD Times news digest: July 24, 2017

NVIDIA gave artificial intelligence researchers a big surprise over the weekend when it chose to unveil the NVIDIA Tesla V100 at the computer vision event, CVPR, in Honolulu. Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, presented the new solution to 15 attending research institutions in the hopes they will create great AI solutions. The NVIDIA Tesla V100 … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CatBoost

The artificial intelligence community is getting a new machine learning library to boost their research efforts. Yandex announced the open source of CatBoost this week. Despite its name, CatBoost has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it has to do with gradient boosting. “Gradient boosting is a machine learning algorithm that is widely applied to … continue reading

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