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Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

MIT creates an AI machine that will learn language the way kids do

Children learn language by observing the things around them and connecting the dots between what they are seeing and hearing. By learning language like this, they are able to establish a language’s word order, such as where subjects and verbs belong in a sentence. In machine learning, languages are learned by training systems on sentences … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Datalore 1.0, MIT’s smarter homes, and Ubuntu 18.10

JetBrains has announced the release of Datalore 1.0, which is an intelligent web application that can be used for data visualization and analysis in Python. Datalore provides data scientists with an intelligent Python code editor, intentions, incremental recalculations, collaborative features, and a version control system. The 1.0 release introduces three major updates: the choice between … continue reading

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to advance computing and AI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced new plans today to reshape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing. The university is investing $1 billion to tackle global opportunities and challenges from computing and AI. According to the university, this is the largest investment made by an American academic institution, and this will help make … continue reading

MIT researchers combine voice and object recognition in new model

Researchers at MIT have developed a new system that combines voice and object recognition capable of identifying an object within an image given only a spoken description of that image. When provided with an image and audio caption, the system is able to highlight the relevant regions of the image being described, in real-time. Current … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qoppa PDF Studio Viewer 2018, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK 6.2 and Aspose.EPS for .NET

Qoppa has announced PDF Studio Viewer 2018 with new annotation and form filling capabilities. PDF Studio Viewer is the company’s PDF reader for Windows, macOS and Linux. In addition, the company adding new features for reviewing and marking up PDF documents such as sticky notes, typewriter, text box, callout, shape and text markup annotations. Other … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a new algorithm for self-driving cars. The new lane-change algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes than the currently available algorithms do and relies on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities, rather than on statistical models of the environment. “The optimization … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple and Google’s accessibility initiatives, Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, and Theta Labs partners with Play Labs

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day yesterday, Apple announced it will be teaming up with educators from blind and deaf communities across the US to provide accessible coding to their schools. Starting in the fall, schools that support students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will teach the Everyone Can Code program for Swift, which … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT CSAIL’s MapLite framework, Qwil’s Fuel for the App Economy, and Qt for Python

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MapLite, a new framework for self-driving cars that allows them to drive on roads they’ve never been on before without the use of 3D maps. The current self-driving cars being tested on the roads are only driving in major cities, where they have … continue reading

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab researchers train computers to understand dynamic events

Researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab want to make computers more “human.” The researchers are currently working on a project that will help computers understand and recognize dynamic events. “As we grow up, we look around, we see people and objects moving, we hear sounds that people and object make. We have a lot … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Samsung ARTIK, Scrum.org Kanban course, and MIT private browsing

Samsung has announced it is expanding the ARTIK smart IoT platform with new partnerships to foster the creation of innovative products and services, and enable ARTIK customers to bring new products and services to market faster. “IoT has the potential to impact millions of individuals, businesses and society at large – and Samsung continues to … continue reading

MIT researchers develop new chips for IoT and neural networks

MIT researchers are developing new chips to overcome modern technology problems. The researchers revealed a new chip designed to perform public-key encryption for the Internet of Things as well as a chip designed to reduce the power consumption of neural networks. Public-key encryption or cryptography enables computers to share information securely without needing a secret … continue reading

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