machine learning Category

April 10, 2019

KeyMe raises $50 million for AI-powered kiosks that duplicate keys in seconds

Key duplication service KeyMe has raised $50 million in fuding from NYC-based asset manager BlackRock, bringing its total funding north of $150 million.

April 10, 2019

New IBM technique cuts AI speech recognition training time from a week to 11 hours

In a research paper, IBM detailed an AI technique that cuts down automatic speech recognition model training time from a week to roughly 11 hours.

April 10, 2019

Google’s new AI tools scan documents, take phone calls, and search for products

At Google Cloud Next 2019, Google launched Document Understanding AI and Contact Center AI in beta, plus Vision Product Search in general availability.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts AutoML Video and AutoML Tables for structured data

Google introduced two new classes for AutoML, its service that uses AI to create AI: AutoML Video and AutoML Tables. Both debuted today at Cloud Next.

April 10, 2019

Google debuts Policy Intelligence, AI for cloud governance

Google today introduced Policy Intelligence, which uses machine learning to automate best practices for cloud governance related to identity management.

April 10, 2019

Google launches AI Platform, a collaborative model-making tool for data scientists

Google today debuted AI Platform, a tool for data scientists to test, build, and deploy AI models, at the Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.

April 8, 2019

Google Brain’s AI predicts code from your previous edits

Researchers at Google Brain have devised a machine learning system that predicts future code edits based on edit histories.

April 8, 2019

Bitglass raises $70 million to monitor and secure employee devices

Bitglass, a Campbell, California-based startup developing a cloud service that helps to protect corporate data, has raised $70 million in fresh capital.

April 4, 2019

Reserve your demo table at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

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April 4, 2019

Alexa AI scientists reduce speech recognition errors up to 22% with semi-supervised learning

Scientists from Amazon’s Alexa Seech group say they used a million hours of unlabeled data and semi-supervised learning to lower speech recognition errors.

April 1, 2019

Amazon will release a conversational and knowledge data set of more than 4 million words

Amazon today announced it will release a conversational and knowledge data set of more than 210,000 utterances and 4 million words.

April 1, 2019

AI improves sleep apnea classification by generating synthesized data

Researchers describe in a paper a data augmentation technique that improves the accuracy of automatic snore sound classification systems for sleep apnea.

April 1, 2019

Alexa researchers develop 2-mic speech recognition system that beats a 7-mic array

Researchers at Amazon’s Alexa division have developed a technique that improves the speech recognition performance of systems on hardware with fewer mics.

April 1, 2019

MIT CSAIL’s machine learning algorithm helps predict patterns in large data streams

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have devised a machine learning algorithm that’s highly adept at predicting patterns in large data streams.

March 29, 2019

AI Weekly: Will Amazon’s cosponsored NSF solicitation help or warp AI research?

Amazon’s cosponsored NSF solicitation is fueling debate among academics over the role of corporations in computer science research.

March 29, 2019

Google: Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20% in 2018

In Google’s latest Android Security & Privacy Year in Review, it reports that Google Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20 percent in 2018.

March 29, 2019

Experimental AI can steal PINs and passwords by listening to finger taps

In a newly published paper, researchers detail an experimental model that can extract device PINs and passphrases from the sounds of tapping fingers.

March 28, 2019

Outlook’s new AI features help you plan for meetings

Microsoft Outlook’s new AI-driven features recommend meeting times and places and collate content relevant to upcoming and past meetings in one place.

March 28, 2019

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Blueprints lets employees make custom voice apps

Amazon’s new Alexa for Business Blueprints feature lets employees submit organizational apps for approval by an IT manager.