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Artificial Intelligence and Us: 3 New Books


by Angela Guess The Economist recently wrote, “Artificial intelligence (AI) is quietly everywhere, powering Google’s search engine, Amazon’s recommendations and Facebook’s facial recognition. It is how post offices decipher handwriting and banks read cheques. But several books in recent years have spewed fire and brimstone, claiming that algorithms are poised to obliterate white-collar knowledge-work in…

Machine Learning Systems Perform Better When Given “Partial Credit”


by Angela Guess Larry Hardesty of the MIT News Office reports, “Machine learning, which is the basis for most commercial artificial-intelligence systems, is intrinsically probabilistic. An object-recognition algorithm asked to classify a particular image, for instance, might conclude that it has a 60 percent chance of depicting a dog, but a 30 percent chance of…

Talend Creates an Integration Platform for Apache Spark


by Angela Guess James Nunns of CBR Online reports, “Talend has created an integration platform that offers native support for Apache Spark and Spark Streaming. The platform will leverage over 100 Spark components and is designed to allow companies to convert Big Data streaming or IoT sensor information into actionable insights. Existing Talend customers will…

D-Wave Partners with NASA, Google, USRA on Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab


by Angela Guess Scientific Computing reports, “D-Wave Systems has entered into a new agreement covering installation of a succession of D-Wave systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. This agreement supports collaboration among Google, NASA and USRA (Universities Space Research Association) dedicated to studying how quantum computing can advance artificial intelligence and…

Introducing the Internet of Things Security Foundation


by Angela Guess A recent article out of ARC Advisory group reports, “The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) has officially launched and set out its plans to respond to rising concerns surrounding cybersecurity challenges in IoT. The creation of IoTSF follows an eight-month investigative and consultative process, which included staging the IoT Security Summit…

Voice Processing: Are We Near New Speech Recognition Apps?

Voice Processing

by Justin Stoltzfus Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle has a vision for voice. In a talk at the DATAVERSITY® Smart Data 2015 Conference, Tuttle details the recent history of voice processing and how the field has advanced at warp speed. With experience at MIT and Bell Labs, Tuttle has seen the rise of voice firsthand.…