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Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

Google, university researchers introduce Open Image Dataset to advance machine learning

Recent advances in machine learning have changed the way computers understand digital images and video. In order to further advance natural language and machine learning, Google introduced Open Images, a dataset consisting 9 million URLs to images that have been annotated with labels that cover more than 6,000 categories. According to Google software engineers Tom … continue reading

Google buys API management company Apigee

Google announced that it’s planning to buy Apigee, an API management company, for US$17.40 per share in cash, which totals approximately $625 million. According to Business Insider, Apigee was valued at $600 million in the summer of 2014, then lowered to $494.5 million when it held its IPO in 2015. In March of this year, … continue reading

Google’s AI system beats ancient Chinese strategy game Go

This week, there was a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence researchers. Google’s AI system AlphaGo won a contest of the ancient strategy game Go, the first time an AI system was able to do so for it. The rules of Go are simple: Players take turns placing black or white stones on a board, and … continue reading

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