CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform gets full support for Microsoft Azure

CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform gets full support for Microsoft Azure

 CoreOS today announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure support for its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container management platform. It previously only fully supported container deployments on bare metal servers and AWS. Beta support for Azure launched in March and with this new release, Tectonic now offers hybrid support for multi-cloud deployments across its three supported… Read More

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

 Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a picture or video, clicking a button, updating a database, etc.) first-class Azure objects. Event Grid complements Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s existing serverless offerings. Read More

Google is going all in on universal app campaigns

Google is going all in on universal app campaigns

 Two years ago, Google launched universal app campaigns to make it easier for developers to easily promote their iOS and Android apps across its various platforms. This has turned out to be such an effective service — thanks in large part to the company’s advances in machine learning — that Google is moving all app install campaigns to UAC over the rest of this year. Read More

With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications

With $2.5M in seed funding, IOpipe brings monitoring to serverless applications

 Serverless applications are all the rage right now — and some companies are even leapfrogging containers to go all-in on services like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. Unsurprisingly, these services are now spawning their own startup ecosystems. IOpipe, coming out of beta today, is an application operations platform (with a current focus on monitoring) for AWS’s pioneering Lambda… Read More

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

 Google’s Cloud Speech API, which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a major update today. The most interesting of these is probably the addition of support for 30 new languages on top of the 89 languages the service already understood (though, to be fair, Google includes multiple regional variants… Read More

AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

 It’s clear that voice is becoming a major interface, as we witness the rise of the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri, Cortana and their ilk. We’re also seeing an increasing use of chat bots and other voice-driven tools, which often require speech recognition with a very specific vocabulary. That’s where AssemblyAI, a member of the Summer ’17 Y Combinator class comes in.… Read More

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

 Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy game starting last year, and announced plans to create an open AI research environment based on the game to make it possible for others to contribute to the effort of creating a virtual agent who can best the top human StarCraft players in… Read More

PullRequest wants to be your company code reviewer

PullRequest wants to be your company code reviewer

 PullRequest is a startup with a twist on the on-demand economy. It wants to be your company code checker. It takes care of finding code review experts, who can check for bugs, security issues, coding standards and performance problems. “We offer code review as a service. As developers push code, we have on-demand experts that review it [before it gets published]. This allows them to… Read More

Deeplearning.ai is Andrew Ng’s new series of deep learning classes on Coursera

Deeplearning.ai is Andrew Ng’s new series of deep learning classes on Coursera

 When Andrew Ng announced Deeplearning.ai back in June, it was hard to know exactly what the AI frontiersman was up to. In his time since departing as Baidu’s chief scientist, Ng has been developing a sequel of sorts to his popular introductory machine learning Coursera class. This go around, he is focusing specifically on deep learning. Coursera’s new Deep Learning… Read More

IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models

IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models

 Two months ago, Facebook’s AI Research Lab (FAIR) published some impressive training times for massively distributed visual recognition models. Today IBM is firing back with some numbers of its own. IBM’s research groups says it was able to train ResNet-50 for 1k classes in 50 minutes across 256 GPUs — which is effectively just the polite way of saying “my model… Read More

Dueling AIs compete in learning to walk, secretly manipulating images and more at NIPS

Dueling AIs compete in learning to walk, secretly manipulating images and more at NIPS

 A little competitive spirit is often just the thing when you want to spur some innovation, and that’s exactly the idea at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, where AI systems will be competing in a variety of tasks. Teams are already setting their systems against one another imitating how muscles work when we walk, answering pub quiz questions, and subtly… Read More




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