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IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

Qualcomm Uses Cognitive Computing to Improve How Computers Understand Us

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Patrick Moorhead recently wrote, “Cognitive computing and machine learning are some of the hottest topics in all of high tech. Many companies in the semiconductor industry have been looking for ways to improve how computers interact with us and more importantly, understand our behavior and needs. Because without understanding humans…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…

Cognitive Scale Launches Industry Cognitive Clouds on IBM Bluemix

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Cognitive Scale today announced the first standards based industry and process centric cognitive cloud applications that will run on the IBM Bluemix platform. The announcement was made at IBM’s largest conference, IBM InterConnect 2015, which has attracted an audience of 20,000 business and…

Cognitive Computing Has Come to Your Kids’ Toys

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Smart toy and technology developer Elemental Path today announced their new line of connected toys, CogniToys, which evolve alongside children as they learn and grow. The first toy powered by cognitive computing system IBM Watson, Elemental Path launched its Kickstarter campaign for CogniToys…

Do Deep Learning Algorithms Actually Mimic the Human Brain?

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a loud-and-getting-louder debate about whether its algorithms actually operate like the human brain does. The comparison might not make much of a difference to developers who just want to build applications that can…

The Challenge of Scaling Neural Networks

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by Angela Guess Mark Montgomery of Computer World recently wrote, “One of the primary obstacles to applied AI has been with scaling neural networks, particularly containing rich descriptive data and complex autonomous algorithms. Even in today’s relatively low cost computing environment scale is problematic, resulting in graduate students at Stanford’s AI lab complaining to their…

Deep Learning Can Track Everything From Workouts to Your Emotions

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz of the MIT Technology Review recently wrote, “Software that roughly mimics the way the brain works could give smartphones new smarts—leading to more accurate and sophisticated apps for tracking everything from workouts to emotions. The software exploits an artificial-intelligence technique known as deep learning, which uses simulated neurons and synapses…

IBM Adds 5 New Services to Watson Developer Cloud

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by Angela Guess IBM has announced that it is adding five new services to the Watson Developer Cloud, enhancing opportunities for customers to expand their cognitive computing power. According to IBM, “Since its creation in October 2013, the Watson Developer Cloud has evolved into an innovative and vibrant community with over 5,000 partners who have…