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Google Code-in Contest More Popular Than Ever!

December 27, 2016 Rich Ord

Google is in the middle of its annual Code-In contest and it’s more popular than ever with 930 teenagers from 60 countries completing 3,503 tasks with 17 open source organizations. “The number of students successfully completing tasks has almost met the total number of students from the 2015 contest already,” said Stephanie […]

Apple AI Scientists Develop Method for S+U Learning Using GANs

December 27, 2016 Rich Ord

Earlier this month Apple pledged to start publicly releasing its research on artificial intelligence. During the holiday week, Apple has released its first AI research paper detailing how its engineers and computer scientists used adversarial training to improve the typically poor quality of synthetic, computer game style images, which are […]

Applications Intelligently Linking Machines is Our Future

November 30, 2016 Rich Ord

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the primary driver of the fourth Industrial Revolution and Cisco and other companies are at the forefront. It’s commonly referred to as Industrie 4.0. “Industrie 4.0 is not digitization or digitalization of mechanical industry, because this is already there,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. […]

Speech Enabled Applications Can Now Understand As Well As People

October 19, 2016 Rich Ord

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists, which is 5.9%. The IBM Watson research team published a […]

AWS Enables Continuous Querying of Streaming Data

August 15, 2016 Staff Writer

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making available Amazon Kinesis Analytics, enabling continuous querying of streaming data using standard SQL. This allows developers to create SQL queries on live and continuous data for real-time analysis. No new programming skills are needed. “AWS’s functionality across big data stores, data warehousing, distributed analytics, […]

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