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Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull.
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A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation in addition to less banal activities like skimming academic papers and brainstorming with… Read More


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WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook’s React javaScript library over concerns about a patent clause in Facebook’s open source license.  Read More


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Facebook is the latest tech giant to hunt for AI talent in Canada

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Facebook is turning its attention to Canada with a new AI research office in Montreal. Google and Microsoft already have outposts in the city and countless other tech companies, including Uber, have researchers based in Canada. McGill University’s Joelle Pineau will be leading Facebook’s AI efforts in Montreal. Pineau’s research focus tends to lean heavily on robotics and… Read More


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Geoffrey Hinton was briefly a Google intern in 2012 because of bureaucracy

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Geoffrey Hinton is one the most famous researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. His work helped to kick off the world of deep learning we see today. He earned his PhD in artificial intelligence back in 1977 and in the 40 years since, he’s played a key role in the development of back-propagation and Boltzmann Machines. So it was a bit hilarious to learn in a Reddit AMA hosted… Read More


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Facebook’s Eddie O’Neil takes over Platform as Deb Liu grows Marketplace

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Google publishes its documentation style guide for developers

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Google’s Transformer solves a tricky problem in machine translation

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Machine learning has turned out to be a very useful tool for translation, but it has a few weak spots. The tendency of translation models to do their work word by word is one of those, and can lead to serious errors. Google details the nature of this problem, and their solution to it, in an interesting post on its Research blog. Read More


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OpenStack sees new use cases in edge computing and fast-growing interest in China

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 OpenStack, the massive open-source project that aims to bring the power and ease of use of public clouds like AWS and Azure to private data centers, today launched Pike, the sixteenth major version of its software. Read More


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Google releases millions of bad drawings for you (and your AI) to paw through

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Watch Google unveil the next version of Android live right here

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Google is about to unveil Android O when the solar eclipse hits the East Coast. The live-streamed event should start at 2:40 PM in New York City, 11:40 AM in San Francisco, 7:40 PM in London, 8:40 PM in Paris, etc. While many people in the U.S. probably won’t be paying attention to the event because of a teeny tiny solar eclipse, I’m sure many of you aren’t on the East Coast.… Read More


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Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More


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Google is going all in on universal app campaigns

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments





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With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Google’s Cloud Speech API, which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a major update today. The most interesting of these is probably the addition of support for 30 new languages on top of the 89 languages the service already understood (though, to be fair, Google includes multiple regional variants… Read More


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Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Y Combinator backed Plasticity is tackling the problem of getting software systems to better understand text, using deep learning models trained to understand what they’re reading on Wikipedia articles — and offering an API for developers to enhance their own interfaces. Read More


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Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Microsoft today announced a new version of Windows 10 that’s specifically geared toward professional users that use high-end hardware to support mission-critical workloads. As rumored, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will feature Microsoft’s server-grade file system, support for persistent memory, faster file sharing with SMB Direct and support for high-end hardware. Read More


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Dueling AIs compete in learning to walk, secretly manipulating images and more at NIPS

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




 A little competitive spirit is often just the thing when you want to spur some innovation, and that’s exactly the idea at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, where AI systems will be competing in a variety of tasks. Teams are already setting their systems against one another imitating how muscles work when we walk, answering pub quiz questions, and subtly… Read More


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Heptio launches two new open source projects that make using Kubernetes easier

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments





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GitHub goes down — and takes developer productivity with it

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments




 GitHub, the service that is still pretty much the de facto standard for managing source code, is suffering from a major outage today. Sometime around 9:30am PT this morning, users started to experience issues with the service and weren’t able to check in new code and make pull requests.
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Why BMW is betting on the cloud

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments




 In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the same degree of urgency. Earlier this month, BMW hosted its Innovation Days at its technology office in Chicago, where the company showcased the current… Read More


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Qualcomm opens its mobile chip deep learning framework to all

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants to enable deep learning-based software development on all kinds of devices, which is why it created the Neural Processing Engine (NPE) for its Snapdragon-series mobile processors. The NPE software development kit is now available to all via the Qualcomm Developer Network, which marks the first public release of the SDK, and opens up a lot of potential for… Read More


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Apple launches machine learning research site

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right now as the company only shared one post about turning synthetic images into realistic ones in order to train neural networks. This move is interesting as Apple doesn’t usually talk about their research projects. The… Read More


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Buoyant raises $10.5M Series A round as it looks to bring service meshes to the masses

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Buoyant, a company founded by former Twitter infrastructure engineers William Morgan and Oliver Gould, today announced that it has raised a $10.5 million Series A round. Read More


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Confluent achieves holy grail of “exactly once” delivery on Kafka messaging service

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Apple goes after clones and spam on the App Store

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments





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These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments





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