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Microsoft announces UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, JS++ 0.4.2.2 released, and IBM launches Watson IoT Consulting Solutions—SD Times news digest: Nov. 21, 2016

Microsoft has announced the availability of UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, which focuses on stabilizing features and added the most requested features that were missing. A quick preview of the release: seven new helpers were added to help with everyday tasks. There is a new BackgroundTaskHelper, which helps developers work with background tasks, and there is … continue reading

IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading

What is the current state of AI?

With all of the advancements made in artificial intelligence and machine learning today, there seems to be an influx of tools and solutions that are starting to leverage cognitive capabilities. But do these tools and solutions actually reflect the true meaning of AI? According to Jonas Nwuke, platform manager for IBM Watson, AI (or cognitive … continue reading

Technology leaders look to advance artificial intelligence

Technology leaders are looking to bring artificial intelligence out of its infancy to make breakthroughs in cognitive solutions. IBM Research announced it is teaming up with the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at MIT to accelerate the development of machine vision. Together, the organizations will make up the IBM-MIT Laboratory for Brain-inspired Multimedia … continue reading

Columbus Collaboratory and IBM Watson release an open-source R extension

IBM Watson and Columbus Collaboratory, an analytics and cybersecurity company, want to make it easier for data scientists to access and build solutions using the R programming language with IBM Watson. The organizations have unveiled CognizeR, an open-source R extension. “R is decidedly the most popular language used by data scientists for statistical and analytics … continue reading

TypeScript 2.0 beta, Synopsys releases Coverity 8.5, and IBM Watson Conversation is generally available—SD Times news digest: July 12, 2016

Microsoft has rolled out the beta release of TypeScript 2.0. Developers can get it after downloading TypeScript 2.0 Beta for Visual Studio 2015, which will require VS 2015 Update 3. This release includes new features like a workflow for getting TypeScript type definition files. Also, according to blog post by Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Google’s Android Security Rewards program, Microsoft and the legal marijuana industry, and GitHub’s pinned repository feature—SD Times news digest: June 17, 2016

It has been one year since Google added Android Security to its vulnerability rewards program. Since then, the company has received more than 250 vulnerability reports, paid more than US$550,000 to 82 individuals, and paid 15 researchers $10,000 or more. The company is now updating its Android rewards program to entice even more security researchers … continue reading

SD Times Blog: AI is getting smarter

Society is worried that the new advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually lead to machines taking over our jobs or taking over our civilization in general. They are so fixated on the negative aspects of this technology that they don’t even realize when they are interacting with it everyday. Artificial intelligence is no longer … continue reading

Guiding Eyes moves to IBM Cloud to continue mission of serving the blind

A person who is blind is ultimately putting his or her life in the hands of a service dog. That is why the nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind has a mission to put the right dog with the right person. In order to find that perfect dog, there are both structured and unstructured … continue reading

Companies to Watch in 2016

Technology is advancing at a pace recently described as “frankly ridiculous” by IBM Fellow Jason McGee, who also is vice president and CTO of IBM’s Cloud Foundation Services. These advances affect how we get information, interact with our devices, make decisions, and even modify how we work. They also leave behind a long tail of … continue reading

IBM Watson’s new cognitive services, Windows 10 rollout, and the Hacking Team’s hack attack—SD Times news digest: July 6, 2015

IBM is introducing new cognitive services for IBM Watson. The company announced IBM Watson Language Translation, IBM Speech to Text and IBM Text to Speech. “These cognitive speech and language services are open to anyone, enabling application developers and IBM’s growing ecosystem to develop and commercialize new cognitive computing solutions,” Jerome Pesenti, VP of Watson … continue reading

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