Archive | January 2017

Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi | ZDNet

Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi.

Source: Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi | ZDNet

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Patrick Grove: 7 predictions for Southeast Asia’s tech scene in 2017 – Business Insider

The ASEAN region will register over 300 million smartphone users in 2017, compared to America which only has 225 million. What that means is that every global app or service you can think of (email, social media, chat, etc.) has more users in Southeast Asia than in all of America.

Source: Patrick Grove: 7 predictions for Southeast Asia’s tech scene in 2017 – Business Insider

Why an AI firm is busy smashing thousands of windows

Breaking glass, barking dogs and crying babies – to computers it’s all just noise. But a new wave of artificial intelligence is being taught how to listen in.

Source: Why an AI firm is busy smashing thousands of windows

Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

Sometimes even just defining the problem you’re trying to solve is the hardest part. We need human intelligence to decide how and when to use machine..

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Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google – The Verge

Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a Toronto startup focused on using deep learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is an approach to artificial intelligence currently in vogue that has driven incredible gains in the field over the last five years. As Microsoft wrote in the blog post announcing the purchase, “We’ve recently set new milestones for speech and image recognition using deep learning techniques, and with this acquisition we are, as Wayne Gretzky would say, skating to where the puck will be next — machine reading and writing.”

Source: Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google – The Verge

Red Hat needs to get real about the cloud | InfoWorld

Serving enterprise datacenters won’t sustain Red Hat. OpenShift and what it represents may be crucial to the company’s long-term survival

Source: Red Hat needs to get real about the cloud | InfoWorld