Topic: machine learning

SD Times news digest: Amazon Forecast now available, GitHub supports WebAuthn for security keys, and Qt for MCUs

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Forecast, which enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com for forecasting business conditions.  According to the company, Amazon Forecast automatically discovers how variables such as product features, seasonality and store locations affect each other and can make predictions that are up … continue reading

PyTorch 1.2 released with new and improved TorchScript environment

The open-source machine learning framework PyTorch is tackling production usage in its latest release. PyTorch 1.2 features an update to the TorchScript environment. TorchScript enables users to create serializable models from PyTorch code and can be saved from a Python process.  The new improvements are designed to make it easier to ship production models, expand … continue reading

AI ethics: Early but formative days

AI use is growing rapidly. As with most “new” technologies, organizations are focusing on all the potential opportunities without giving equal weight to the potential risks. While it seems that just about everyone is talking about AI, less discussed, but growing in volume and frequency, is AI ethics which questions whether categories of AI systems … continue reading

Report: Businesses are struggling to obtain the benefits of AI

Despite the promises of artificial intelligence, companies are still trying to figure out how to stabilize and scale their AI initiatives. A newly released report revealed while 63.2 percent of businesses are investing between $500,000 and $10 million on AI efforts, 60.6 percent of respondents continue to experience a variety of operational challenges.  According to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach 1.0, Amazon’s educational tools for ML, and Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business

The latest release of Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach incorporates newer and stronger RL algorithms, and maintains and extends the APIs to improve usability.  “Batch reinforcement learning allows RL to learn from a dataset, while also exercising the dataset for off-policy evaluation of the goodness of the learned policy,” Intel wrote in a post.  The new … continue reading

New machine learning inference benchmarks assess performance of AI-powered apps

Machine learning (ML) implementations in developer tools have been on the rise, prompting a consortium of some of the largest companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft as well as a handful of universities to launch ML inference benchmarks. The MLPerf Inference v0.5 will be used to measure system performance and power efficiency of AI apps.  The … continue reading

premium Man and machine learning: Data projects and the opportunities for developers

As businesses increasingly move their operations to the cloud, they’re recognizing the potential to harness the almost limitless compute power available and tap into artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to deliver insights and value to the business that were previously beyond their reach. Businesses have never been in a better position to create value … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Databricks’ MLflow 1.0, Nim programming language 0.20, and Visual Studio Code 1.35

Databricks has announced its open-source machine learning platform MLflow has reached 1.0. MLflow was announced last year as a way to help data scientists track and share experiments and models. Since then, the project has grown to more than 100 contributors with its PyPl package download rate reaching about 600K a month, the company explained. … continue reading

AWS announces machine learning text and data extraction solution

Amazon wants to make it easier to extract text and data from tables, forms and virtually any document. The company announced its new fully-managed Textract service, which removes the need to manually review or custom code text and data extractions with machine learning. According to the company, traditional OCR technologies can only do so much … continue reading

Google releases four new machine learning APIs for developers

Google wants to improve developers ability to integrate machine learning technology into their applications with the announcement of four new APIs in its ML Kit. The new APIs are object detection, tracking, on-device translation and AutoML Vision Edge. “We see strong engagement from users who use these features and as we are extending ML Kit … continue reading

Managing machine learning

In July 2018 I wrote here about the next evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM), which is extending its reach into the space of DevOps continuous delivery management, helping to extend the reach of full traceability from requirements to deployed code. ALM tools and the art and science of software engineering supporting it have much … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource’s integration with Bitbucket Server, Databricks Runtime for Machine Learning, and Android’s ML Kit updates

WhiteSource has announced a new integration with Atlassian Bitbucket Server that will provide developers with real-time alerts on open-source vulnerabilities within the Bitbucket UI. The integration will also automatically create fix pull requests, which will help speed up the remediation process. “The WhiteSource Bitbucket Server Integration is the latest step in our mission to help … continue reading

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