Topic: research

Oracle provides technology to White House’s PAWR program

Oracle is providing its Oracle Cloud technology and engineering resources to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s program Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR). The platform is a public/private partnership that is focused on addressing the challenges of at-scale research platforms, and it increases education on wireless technology and data networking. The … continue reading

AT&T open-sources its SDN platform, Apple opening imaging lab in France, and Couchdrop.io in beta—SD Times news digest: July 18, 2016

AT&T is making its current Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy platform available as open source. The company is working with the Linux Foundation on the structure of this open-source initiative. The ECOMP platform powers AT&T’s software-defined network. It gives businesses control over their network services, and developers the ability to create their own services. … continue reading

Research paper looks at safety issues of artificial intelligence

There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems? This is a question several researchers and OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, tackled in a recent paper. The paper was written by researchers from … continue reading

Twitter acquires Magic Pony Technology to advance machine learning

Twitter is taking new steps to enhance its machine learning capabilities with its recent acquisition of Magic Pony Technology, a London-based technology company that has developed machine learning techniques for visual processing. According to Twitter, the first steps toward its machine learning investments started with Madbits in July 2014, followed by Whetlab in June 2015. … continue reading

Android N new notification changes, OpenAI to publish Requests for Research, and Micro Focus announces new test automation solution—SD Times news digest: June 9, 2016

Android N notifications are getting a new look to help provide a better user experience. They now have a fresh look, improved for custom views, and expanded functionality in the forms of Direct Reply. The default look and feel of notifications has changed, and now the fields around the notifications have been collapsed into a … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens ships next round of devices, Mozilla Science Lab, and IBM to acquire EZSource—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2016

Developers have been busy adding to Microsoft HoloLens with new apps and other virtual reality experiences. This week, more developers will get to join in because Microsoft announced that it has begun to ship devices to developers from its second wave of applicants. Some highlights from the new devices include a multi-tasking update, which allows … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Which apps are best (and worst) for finding a Valentine’s Day date

Love is in the air, or at least it is for the month of February. If you’re single and ready to mingle, you’re probably fed up with all the pink and chocolates and coworkers talking about what five-star restaurant they’re going to for Valentine’s Day. Good news is, the Web has been helping people meet … continue reading

New chip by MIT researchers may push IoT technology, and Ford and Pivotal team up on FordPass software—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new chip specifically to implement neural networks. This chip may enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and help “usher” along the Internet of Things. The chip is 10x as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable devices to run … 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

Facebook to open an office for Oculus virtual reality research

Pittsburgh is a city that is home to many technology researchers, so it makes sense that Facebook is setting up an office in the Steel City. This new office will focus on Oculus virtual reality research, according to reports. A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette showed that Facebook was leasing a 20,000-square-foot space in the … continue reading

Microsoft’s pull request to Node.js with ChakraCore, Microsoft Philanthropies, and OpenStack adoption—SD Times digest: Jan. 20, 2016

Microsoft has submitted a pull request to the Node.js mainline in order to enable it to work with Microsoft’s recently open-sourced ChakraCore. According to Microsoft, the open-sourcing of ChakraCore helps the technology better align with Node.js release schedules. The pull request would allow Node.js to use the ChakraCore JavaScript engine, and to enable Node.js developers … continue reading

DARPA’s I2O calls for ‘revolutionary’ software development proposals

The U.S. government’s Information Innovation Office (I2O), a subsidiary of DARPA, has released a broad agency announcement calling for “revolutionary research” proposals for software development with two primary objectives: to “empower humans within the information ecosystem,” and to “guarantee trustworthy computing and information.” According to the I2O’s announcement, the office is seeking “unconventional approaches that … continue reading

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