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TensorSpace.js Delivers Neural Network 3D Visualization Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 06, 2018

TensorSpace.js provides an open source browser-based neural network data visualization framework to complement the growing machine learning landscape by supporting pre-trained models created with TensorFlow.js, Keras, or TensorFlow.

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Azure Machine Learning Services Now Generally Available

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 05, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Machine Learning service. Azure Machine Learning automates machine learning to make it easier to build, train and deploy models. The service is generally available now, with pricing to go into effect February 1, 2019.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1108 Followers San Francisco 2019: AI & ML Conference Focused on Software Engineers Announces Tracks

by Wesley Reisz Follow 22 Followers on  Dec 05, 2018, the first conference from the people behind QCon and InfoQ focused solely on artificial intelligence and machine learning for the software engineer, announces the tracks for the 2019 conference.

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Amazon Introduces Intelligent-Tiering for S3 Storage to Automatically Optimize Costs

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 05, 2018

Amazon introduces a new S3 Storage tier called Intelligent-Tiering which optimizes storage costs by automatically selecting the most cost-effective storage tier based on usage patterns. This new tier can help reduce costs for customers infrequently accessing their data in S3.

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AWS Marketplace Offers Machine Learning Algorithms and Model Packages

by Srini Penchikala Follow 41 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018

Amazon Web Services is offering machine learning algorithms and model packages on their AWS Marketplace. This was announced at AWS re:Invent Conference last week.

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Alexa Soon to Offer "Newscaster" Voice: Applying Generative Neural Networks for Text-to-Speach

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018

Amazon recently announced the development of a customized Alexa voice, suitable for reading the news. In earlier implementations, text to speech functionality was achieved by concatenating small snippets of audio to produce the full sentence outcome. In the article we will discuss how Alexa can achieve a newscaster voice and how it can be expanded to several other types of voices in the future..

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Amazon Announces DynamoDB Support for Transactions

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Dec 03, 2018

Amazon announced that its DynamoDB database service now supports Transactions, offering full atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID) guarantee for developing highly scalable apps. With this capability, developers can build transaction guarantees for multi-item updates, making it easier to avoid conflicts and errors when developing highly scalable business-critical applications.

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Recap of AWS re:Invent 2018 Announcements

by Richard Seroter Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 30, 2018 2

If you thought Amazon Web Services (AWS) might run out of services to launch, this year's re:Invent put that fear to rest. At the recently concluded event, AWS shared a flurry of announcements across a range of categories. re:Invent rarely has a "theme" for its announcements. But there was heavy attention on machine learning, databases, hybrid cloud, and account management.

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Sony Trains ResNet-50 on ImageNet in 224 Seconds

by Roland Meertens Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 28, 2018

Researchers from Sony announced that they trained a ResNet 50 architecture on ImageNet in only 224 seconds.  The resulting network has a top-1 accuracy of 75% on the validation set of ImageNet. They achieved this record by using 2.100 Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs from NVIDIA. Besides this record, they also got a 90% GPU scaling efficiency using 1.088 Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs. 

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Microsoft Announces Container Support for Azure Cognitive Services

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 27, 2018 1

Microsoft has announced container support for Cognitive Services, which allows taking advantage of machine learning capabilities anywhere, whether it is in the cloud, on the edge or on-premises. With Azure Cognitive Services, organizations can start using various cognitive features, like vision, speech and text processing, without the need for a dedicated data scientist.

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InfoQ's New Desktop Design: Public Beta and Video Tour

by Charles Humble Follow 1007 Followers on  Nov 27, 2018 5

We've made a number of changes to InfoQ's desktop site, the third major overhaul of our design since we got started in 2006. You can switch to the new design now to try it out.

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Google Introduces AI Hub and Kubeflow Pipelines for Easier ML Deployment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 27, 2018

Google is launching two new tools, one proprietary and one open source: AI Hub and Kubeflow pipelines. Both are designed to assist data scientists design, launch and keep track of their machine learning algorithms.

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Google Open-Sources Speaker Diarization AI Technology, Claims 92% Accuracy

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 25, 2018

In a recent blog post, Google announced they have open-sourced their speaker diarization technology, which is able to differentiate people’s voices at a high accuracy rate. Google is able to do this by partitioning an audio stream that includes multiple participants into homogeneous segments per participant.

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U.S. Commerce Dept Proposes Rulemaking for Export Control of Emerging Technologies Including AI

by Daniel Bryant Follow 824 Followers on  Nov 22, 2018

In the Federal Register, the official journal of the federal government of the United States, an article titled “Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies” outlines proposed rulemaking for export control of “emerging technologies”, which includes a wide range of categories including biotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics.

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Google Open-Sources BERT: A Natural Language Processing Training Technique

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 21, 2018

In a recent blog post, Google announced they have open-sourced BERT, their state-of-the-art training technique for Natural Language Processing (NLP) . Google has decided to do this, in part, due to a lack of public data sets that are available to developers. In addition, optimizations have been made to Cloud TPUs to reduce the amount of time required for training NLP.