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IBM and Bon Appétit Serve Up Chef Watson for All

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM and Bon Appetit today announced that their one-of-a-kind Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app is now open to anyone interested in expanding his or her imagination in the kitchen. The web app is one of many ways that IBM is demonstrating how cognitive…

EDM Council Partners with Cambridge Semantics to Operationalize FIBO

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, today announced that the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council) has partnered with the company to support deployment of the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) initiative. Founded by the…

The Internet of Things App Market

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by Angela Guess Barclay Ballard recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “Although the Internet of Things is often regarded as a technology that is yet to really burst into life, a recent study reveals that it is already proving hugely profitable. An industry survey conducted by Progress and Harbor Research has found that 65 per…

Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing: How Do They Work?

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by Angela Guess Chris Jager recently wrote for LifeHacker, “Before a computer can even understand what you mean, it needs to be able to understand what you said. This involves a complex process that includes audio sampling, feature extraction and then actual speech recognition to recognise individual sounds and convert them to text. Researchers have…

Amazon Is Improving Its Review System With Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Fox Rubin reports for CNet, “Amazon is rolling out a big change to its customer reviews system in the US, introducing a new machine-learning platform it developed in-house to surface newer and more helpful reviews. ‘The system will learn what reviews are most helpful to customers…and it improves over time,’ Amazon…

Finding the Best Machine Learning Model For Your Needs

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie recently wrote for Datanami, “Behind today’s powerful predictive applications are machine learning models that identify patterns in the data. But getting these models trained and tuned is not an easy process. Analytics giant SAS thinks it has a solution with a new offering called Factory Miner that allows you to…

DeepMind is Reading the News to Learn to Read

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “A revolution in artificial intelligence is currently sweeping through computer science. The technique is called deep learning and it’s affecting everything from facial and voice to fashion and economics. But one area that has not yet benefitted is natural language processing—the ability to…

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab

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by Angela Guess Writing for VentureBeat, Emil Protalinski reports, “Twitter today announced it has acquired machine learning startup Whetlab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Whetlab’s researchers developed technology at Harvard, Toronto, and Sherbrooke universities to make machine learning ‘better and faster for companies, automatically.’ In short, it made it easier and faster for…

Flexibility Key to Industrial Internet of Things Integration

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by Angela Guess Luigi De Bernardini, CEO of Autoware, recently wrote in Automation World, “Industrial and economic analysts predict that over the next ten years the demand for mass-produced, highly personalized products will guide innovation of production processes and organization. This will require the convergence of mechanical, electronic, and information technologies. Innovation in fields such…

Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020

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by Angela Guess A new article reports, “According to a new market research report “Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) – Worldwide Forecast to 2020″ published by MarketsandMarkets, The Natural Language Processing Market is expected to grow to $13.4 Billion at a CAGR…