BT

New Early adopter or innovator? InfoQ has been working on some new features for you. Learn more

Google Replaces Cloud Prediction API with Cloud Machine Learning Engine

by Shelby Switzer on  Jun 21, 2017

Google has announced that over the course of the next year, it is discontinuing its Cloud Prediction API, and encourages developers using the Prediction API to migrate to its Cloud Machine Learning Engine, which enables data analysis, machine-learning training, and predictions from the Google Cloud Platform.

Second-Generation TPU Offers Both Training and Model Serving, Free Research Tier on GCP

by Dylan Raithel on  Jun 17, 2017

Google introduces the second-generation TPU at Google I/O and releases photos leading to much speculation about the new architecture. GCP offers a research-tier and an alpha release application process for access to a 1000 TPU cluster for free.

Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 16, 2017

Google released several pre-trained computer vision models for mobile phones in the Tensorflow Github repository. Developers can choose from several models that differ in amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. Developers can trade accuracy for battery power for their specific application.

Apple Announces Core ML: Machine Learning Capabilities on Apple Devices

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 09, 2017

At WWDC 2017 Apple announced ways it uses machine learning, and ways for developers to add machine learning to their own applications. Their machine learning API, called Core ML, allows developers to integrate machine learning models into apps running on Apple devices running iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Models run on the device itself, so data never leaves the device.

Google Announces Tensorflow Lite: A Neural Network Library for Mobile Phones

by Roland Meertens on  May 28, 2017

Dave Burke, VP of engineering at Google, announced a new version of Tensorflow optimised for mobile phones. This new library, called Tensorflow Lite, would enable developers to run their artificial intelligence applications in real time on the phones of users. The library is designed to be “fast and small while still enabling state-of-the-art techniques”.

Facebook Publishes New Neural Machine Translation Algorithm

by Roland Meertens on  May 24, 2017

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team published research results using a new approach for neural machine translation (NMT). Their algorithm scores higher than any other system on three established machine translation tasks.

Developing Virtual Assistant Apps with Amazon Lex and Polly Deep Learning Technologies

by Srini Penchikala on  May 22, 2017

Greg Bulmash from Amazon spoke at the OSCON 2017 Conference last week about developing your own virtual assistant applications using Amazon's Lex and Polly technologies.

Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare on  May 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced their Cloud Speech API has reached General Availability. The Cloud Speech API allows developers to include pre-trained machine learning models for cognitive tasks such as video, image and text analysis in addition to dynamic translation. The Cloud Speech API was launched, in open beta, last summer.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

Google Reveals Details of TensorFlow Processor Unit Architecture

by Dylan Raithel on  Apr 24, 2017

Google's hardware engineering team that designed and developed the TensorFlow Processor Unit detailed the architecture and benchmarking experiment earlier this month. This is a follow up post on the initial announcement of the TPU from this time last year.

The AI Misinformation Epidemic

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 24, 2017 2

Over the past five years, Google searches for Machine Learning have gone up five times. “Fo anything that has machine learning in it or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x”, Andy Stewart pointed out. Zachary Lipton claimed a "misinformation epidemic" in the field in a recent blog post. In this article we present the technical perspective of ML and how it can be presented.

Google Announces Cloud Machine Learning API Updates

by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 10, 2017

Google recently announced the Cloud Machine Learning API updates at the Google Cloud Next Conference. This includes a set of APIs in the areas of vision, video intelligence, speech, natural language, translation and job search.

Using Deep Learning Technologies IBM Reaches a New Milestone in Speech Recognition

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 31, 2017

The research team at IBM recently announced they've reached a new industry record at 5.5%, using the SWITCHBOARD linguistic corpus. This brings us closer to what's considered to be the human error rate, 5.1%. They used deep learning technologies and acoustic models to accomplish this milestone.

Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 14, 2017 4

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.

TensorFlow 1.0 Released

by Alex Giamas on  Mar 05, 2017

Google recently announced TensorFlow version 1.0. Python API is now stable and experimental APIs for Java and Go have been added. XLA delivers significant performance increase. Keras can also be integrated with TensorFlow using a build-in module. tf.transform, tf.layers, tf.metrics, and tf.losses all add new features to the framework..

BT