Topic: machine learning

New robot API designed to seek out feedback from forums, comments and reviews

Computer vision and machine-learning startup Diffbot is releasing a new developer API designed to scan the Web for forums, comments and reviews. “All of the long-tail discussion pages on the Web such as forums, comments and product review threads have previously been pretty difficult for people to access and scale,” said Mike Tung, CEO of … continue reading

Instart Logic brings machine learning to HTML and JavaScript code delivery

Machine-learning algorithms are everywhere. They’ve permeated the way platforms work in the cloud, in analyzing Big Data, and in making AI more intelligent. Now, a software-defined application delivery startup is using machine learning to streamline code performance. SmartSequence, the new HTML and JavaScript streaming technology from Instart Logic, uses real-time machine-learning techniques to sift through … continue reading

Microsoft releases Azure Machine Learning

Microsoft wants to help businesses gain valuable insights from their mountains of data. The company has announced the general availability of Azure Machine Learning, a managed cloud service for predictive analytics. “In mere hours, developers and data scientists can build and deploy apps to improve customer experiences, predict and prevent system failures, enhance operational efficiencies, … continue reading

A Big Data roundup from Strata + Hadoop World

Databricks announces DataFrames for Spark Apache Spark platform provider Databricks has announced DataFrames, a new API for Apache Spark 1.3 designed to simplify distributed data processing for more immediate Spark use. The DataFrames API was built to resemble R and Python data frames, providing a familiar interface for data scientists and building on the Spark … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Tinderbox

As with many a repetitive manual task, it was only a matter of time before a user on the popular dating app Tinder invented a robot to match and message other singles for them. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Tinderbox a machine-learning program built on the Tinder API that learns what types … continue reading

Hitachi to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho

Japanese enterprise technology company Hitachi has announced its plans to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho. Hitachi will add Pentaho’s open-source Big Data deployment platform to its portfolio, eventually merging Pentaho’s Big Data analysis and machine-learning capabilities into its Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) products. According to Hitachi’s announcement, the company’s plans for a shared analytics … continue reading

Microsoft builds out data services for Azure

Microsoft has extended its Azure data services with real-time analytics and machine-learning capabilities, the company announced at Strata + Hadoop World in New York City. Azure HDInsight is getting enhanced analytics capabilities for use with Apache Hadoop, so companies can gain knowledge of new opportunities, according to a blog post by T.K. Rengarajan, corporate vice … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 13, 2014—C++ creator proposes unified call syntax, Salesforce Wave and emotion-reading keystroke software

C++ creator proposes unified call syntax Programmer Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of the C++ programming language, has published an ISO proposal to add a unified call syntax to C++. The initial proposal explores the possibility of giving member functions preference over non-member functions by defining thex.f(y) and f(x,y) notations to be equivalent, thus eliminating … continue reading

Leading developers up the Azure road

For the last decade people close to Microsoft have watched, often with consternation, as the software giant sat out the first phase of several major sea changes in the technology world and then played a sometimes unconvincing and at times underwhelming game of catch-up. Even with the cloud, Microsoft was not the first out of … continue reading

If computers only had a brain…

Someday, your technology will be able to help you in ways you could only imagine, or at least developers and researchers are hoping so. They envision a world in which technology learns from the user, and takes actions accordingly. It is a goal that comes out of the idea of brain-inspired computing: software that runs … continue reading

Code Watch: The golden age of capabilities

It seems clear that we’re living in a golden age of capabilities. Satya Nadella’s “Bold Ambition and Our Core” memo boasts that “the Cortana app on my Windows Phone merges data from highway sensors and my own calendar and simply reminds me to leave work to make it to my daughter’s recital on time.” Siri, … continue reading

Algorithm boosts machine’s ability to recognize human actions

New approach to video analysis breaks actions down into component parts for faster translation … continue reading

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