In a recent paper published by Google, YouTube engineers analyzed in greater detail the inner workings of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. The paper was presented on the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems last week in Boston. In this news item we analyze how YouTube uses deep learning to operate one of the largest and most complex recommendation systems in industry.
Microsoft has made available Bot Framework Preview to developers and Google has purchased API.ai, a bot engine with many integrations.
Android Studio 2.2 comes with enhancements across all development phases - Design, Development, Build and Test -, including a new Constraint Layout, Layout Editor, Firebase plug-in, Code Sample browser, Java 8 support, OpenJDK, GPU Debugger and others.
Google is acquiring API management company Apigee for $635 million.
Google released their beta Cloud Natural Language API on July 20, joining the movement to make advances in natural language processing (NLP) from the small world of cutting-edge research and to the hands of everyday data scientists and software engineers. Google’s NLP API lets users take advantage of three core NLP features:
Google has started updating certain devices to the latest Android 7.0, dubbed Nougat. Usually, a new version of Android would start to be pushed to devices during the fall, in late September or even October. But this year they changed the pace, making available a preview in March and the GA in August.
Google has released gRPC 1.0, considering it stable and ready for production.
Google has open sourced the at least some of the bits for a new operating system planned for hardware with fast processors and lots of RAM.
Google's Chrome 53 Beta brings support for Shadow DOM V1, as well as the PaymentRequest API. A significant improvement from the earlier V0 version, among the V1 upgrades are deprecation of multiple shadow roots, and a closed shadow root where a closed mode is designed to disallow any access to a node in a closed shadow root from an outside world.
A full snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source project hosted on GitHub is now available in Google’s BigQuery, Google and GitHub announced. This will make it possible to query almost 2 billion source files hosted on GitHub using SQL.
This article discusses what serverless is, comparing it with PaaS and SPaaS, the benefits and costs of a serverless architecture and the need for a framework.
Google has launched Chrome 51, bringing with it intersection observers, passive event listeners and the credential management APIs -- as well as many security fixes.
The machine learning and engineering communities weigh in on news of Google's new TensorFlow optimized processor, the TPU and possibly influence several industry leaders in the hardware space like Intel and Nvidia.
Google have revealed plans to sideline Flash in their Chrome browser. In the draft proposal "HTML5 by Default" Chrome's technical program manager says "Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience."
Nest has made the source code of their Thread protocol available on GitHub.