Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI

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Intel has announced that it will acquire Nervana Systems deep learning software and hardware designs for its own future products. Multiple companies are flocking to deep learning as a major launch platform for the future of AI.

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Qualcomm announces new deep learning SDK with support for Snapdragon 820, heterogeneous compute

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Deep learning is increasingly critical to the future of computing, and Qualcomm is leaping into the fray with new software tools of its own. The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK will help developers leverage the strengths of the Snapdragon 820 platform in cutting-edge applications.

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Salesforce's MetaMind Buy Fuels CRM's AI Arms Race


MetaMind, a startup focused on deep learning, this week announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce. The company’s expertise is in natural language processing — letting computers analyze relationships between words. “With MetaMind and Salesforce coming together, we’ll be able to offer customers real AI solutions with breakthrough capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing automation, and many other business processes,” MetaMind CEO Richard Socher said.

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IBM’s resistive computing could massively accelerate AI — and get us closer to Asimov’s Positronic Brain

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Neural networks have enabled a revolution in machine learning. IBM researchers show how resistive computing can be used to make them massively more powerful.

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Nvidia wants its new Drive PX 2 supercomputer to drive your next car

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Deep learning is clearly the hottest technology driving the rapid advances in self-driving cars. Nvidia aims to make it practical, and enable the deployment of commercially-viable fleets of cars that can not just see, but navigate, for themselves.

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Google wants everyone to have access to its machine learning technology

Google on Monday announced TensorFlow, a new machine learning system that is being utilized throughout Google’s line of products.

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A ‘memory foam’ approach to machine learning could reboot artificial intelligence

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Towards the goal of creating a more robust system of unsupervised learning, a team at Loughborough University in the UK has been perfecting an artificial intelligence model based on “memory foam.”

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Apple buys machine learning firm Perceptio, suggests development of imaging AI

Article Image Apple on Monday confirmed the purchase of machine learning firm Perceptio, a startup focused on bringing advanced image-classifying artificial intelligence to smartphones with minimal data overhead.

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Four years after the death of Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender talks about portraying an icon

Article Image Actor Michael Fassbender spent nearly half a year learning about and portraying Steve Jobs, in a performance audiences will finally have the opportunity to see more than four years after the Apple cofounder’s passing.

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NYC Schools to Teach Kids to Code


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced his computer learning initiative, requiring that every student in the city’s public schools be exposed to computer literacy training at every grade level within 10 years. The program will cost some $81 million over the next decade. The mayor expects to receive at least half of that from private sources, including the initiative’s founding partners, the Solomon Wilson Family Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation and the AOL Charitable Foundation.

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US Agencies Getting the Hang of Doing More With Less


U.S. government agencies are gradually learning to deal with budget constraints in the management and procurement of information technology. The emphasis on productivity comes from the Obama administration, the ripple effects of budget sequestration, and congressional pressure for efficiency. “Agencies continue to face budget constraints while trying to modernize IT systems, increase efficiency, and improve citizen services,” noted Deltek market analyst Angie Petty in a recent update of federal IT spending trends.

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How Deep Can Watson Drill?


IBM last week announced the acquisition of AlchemyAPI, which uses deep learning to perform natural language processing. IBM “has some of these capabilities already, and we continue to explore ways to expand and amplify them through our growing developer community,” said IBM Watson VP Steve Gold. “AlchemyAPI’s deep learning platform will augment Watson’s ability to identify information hierarchies and understand relationships between people, places and things across both structured and unstructured data,” he noted.

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Japanese, set for robot launch

IBM’s Watson supercomputer is learning Japanese as the tech giant attempts to extend the reach of its supercomputing technology.

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Google's Nest to open smart home platform, share data with developers including Google

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, announced on Tuesday that it will be opening its smart home platform to third-party developers and partners, which includes parent company Google.



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Google says self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Despite the progress over the past year, the cars have plenty of learning to do before 2017, when the Silicon Valley tech giant hopes to get “autonomous driving” technology to the public.

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