Topic: deepmind

SD Times news digest: Unity and DeepMind’s partnership, Facebook’s CodeFWD, and SmartBear’s Hiptest Living Documentation

3D game engine provider Unity Technologies is collaborating with DeepMind to enable the development of virtual environments in support of the company’s AI research program. While Unity is already used in 60 percent of all AR and VR content and 50 percent of all mobile games, the company is beginning to take steps towards becoming … continue reading

Google Cloud Text-to-Speech now generally available

Google’s machine learning, speech synthesis technology is now officially available. Google Cloud Text-to-Speech was originally published by DeepMind about two years ago and updated about a year ago with WaveNet research, and announced by Google in March. The technology allows developers to “synthesize natural-sounding speech with 30 voices, available in multiple languages and variants,” the … continue reading

Android 9 now available

After over a year of being in development, Android 9 Pie is finally here. Yesterday, Google pushed the source code to Android Open Source Project and began rolling it out to Pixel devices. The new version adds performance improvements via the Android runtime (ART) by expanding its use of execution profiles for optimizing apps and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab version 10.2, GE and NVIDIA AI partnership, and DeepMind’s neural networks

GitLab has released version 10.2 with several new improvements, the release of GitLab Geo and configurable issue boards. GitLab Geo allows teams to run read-only replicas of GitLab. The new configurable issue boards enables users to save milestones, labels, and other issues to a board.  The also announced the release of PostgreSQL high availability, which … continue reading

DeepMind creates new research unit to explore ethics of AI

DeepMind has announced that they are launching a new research unit called DeepMind Ethics & Society, aimed at helping the company explore the impacts of artificial intelligence in the real world. The organization believes that AI scientists must hold their work to the highest ethical standards because they are responsible for the social impact of … continue reading

DeepMind’s AI behavior research, Windows 10 Insider Preview for PC, and the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality — SD Times news digest: July 10, 2017

The DeepMind team is releasing three new papers demonstrating how they plan on bringing flexible and natural behaviors to artificial intelligence. The team aims to make these capabilities reusable and adaptable. The papers includes locomotion behaviors, the ability to learn human behaviors from motion capture, and imitation of diverse behaviors. “True motor intelligence requires learning … continue reading

First public draft of Artificial Intelligence and Games textbook now available

Artificial intelligence research has seen a lot progress over the years, moving from simply understanding images and speech to actually detecting emotions, driving cars, searching the web, and playing games. Because of these advancements, two AI experts decided to write an Artificial Intelligence and Games book, which will serve as the first comprehensive textbook on … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Google releases TensorFlow 1.0

Google has released version 1.0 of TensorFlow, its open-source framework for scalable machine learning. The big highlights of this release were announced at Google’s TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, Calif., with a focus on artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks. According to its release notes, version 1.0 includes experimental XLA, which is a domain-specific … continue reading

2016: The year artificial intelligence exploded

Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept. It is something that companies and businesses have been trying to implement (and something that society has feared) for decades. However, with all the recent advancements to democratize artificial intelligence and use it for good, almost every company started to turn to this technology and technique in 2016. The … continue reading

Google open-sources DeepMind Lab

Google is open-sourcing its flagship AI 3D platform for agent-based AI research, DeepMind Lab. “DeepMind’s scientific mission is to push the boundaries of AI, developing systems that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how,” the DeepMind team wrote in a blog post. “To achieve this, we work from the … continue reading

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