Georgia Tech and Facebook AI researchers devise a new Tensor…

A recent study conducted jointly by the Georgia Institute and Facebook AI researchers has opened the door to a new method called TT-Rec (Tensor-Train for DLRM). If employed successfully, this method would be a leap forward in the arena of deep learning as it will significantly reduce the size of the Deep Learning Recommendation Models […]

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Allen Institute For AI (AI2) Launches The 2.7.0 Version of AI2-THOR That Enables Users To Reduce Their Training Time Dramatically

AI2-THOR

Allen Institute for AI (AI2) has recently announced the 2.7.0 release of AI2-THOR. AI2-THOR is an open-source interactive environment for training and testing embodied AI. The 2.7.0 version of AI2-THOR contains several performance enhancements that can provide dramatic training time reductions. The new version introduces improvements to the IPC system between Unity/Python and serialization/deserialization format. It includes new actions that are much better to control the metadata. 

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Understanding Categorical Data

Feature engineering is a crucial step in building a performant machine learning model. Understanding categorical variables and encoding those variables with the right encoding techniques is paramount during the data cleaning and preparation stage. A survey published on Forbes says that Data preparation accounts for about 80% of data scientists’ work. Data scientists spend 60% of their time cleaning and organizing data.

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Nuance acquires Medical Voice Assistant Startup Saykara

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Nuance announced that it had acquired healthcare artificial intelligence startup Saykara for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will bring the tech underlying Saykara’s voice assistant for doctors to Nuance’s conversational AI fro medical professionals, specifically the ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) designed to reduce doctor burnout.

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Microsoft is adding new Cortana voice AI features to Outlook and Teams

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Microsoft is adding new voice AI features to its iOS mobile apps built around its Cortana voice assistant. The updates are part of Microsoft’s ongoing reintroduction of Cortana via Microsoft 365 products after ending its independent existence over the last year. Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Lens, and Office are all going to get additional natural language controls and interactive functions.

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Alexa can now adjust your Smart Home Devices without needing to Ask Permission

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Alexa device owners can now set the voice assistant to operate smart devices without asking permission every time. Amazon rolled out the proactive Alexa Hunches option to users this week, about a month after previewing it for manufacturers of Alexa-enabled smart home devices.

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TravoBOT – “Move freely in the pandemic” (AWS Serverless Chatbot)

Of all the things that this pandemic has taught us, one of the primary concern that many people are still facing is the uncertainty in planning their travel – either in case of emergency or for leisure. And this resulted in TravoBOT – A chatbot that helps the user by collating information from different data sources and provide user with a travel recommendation to a particular destination.

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Using Algorithms derived From Neuroscience research, Numenta demonstrates 50x speed improvements on Deep Learning Networks

Numenta has made some advances by applying a principle of the brain called sparsity. It compared sparse networks and dense networks by running its algorithms on Xilinx FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) for a speech recognition task that used the Google Speech Commands (GSC) dataset.

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Embold: Static Code Analyzer uses AI to help Developers analyze and improve their code

Embold is a simple but efficient AI-based static code analyzer that can help developers analyze and improve their code. The feature that truly makes it stand apart is its ability to analyze source code across four dimensions: code issues, design issues, metrics and duplication, and surface issues that impact stability, robustness, security, and maintainability.

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Cato Networks introduces a new AI System to eliminate false positives in Security Systems

Cato Networks Ltd. has recently introduced a machine learning system that combines threat intelligence and real-time network information, eliminating the false positive (FP) alerts, thereby reducing the cybersecurity team’s work. 

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Intel to acquire SigOpt, an AI Hyperparameter Optimization Platform

Intel has confirmed that it is buying SigOpt Inc., an artificial intelligence startup developing software platforms to optimize AI models. Several private firms and research groups such as OpenAI use these software platforms to boost their AI models’ performance.

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Microsoft introduces Lobe: A free Machine Learning application that allows you to create AI Models without coding

Microsoft has released Lobe, a free desktop application that lets Windows and Mac users create customized AI models without writing any code. Several customers are already using the app for tracking tourist activity around coral reefs, the company said.

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Google introduces new version of Google Analytics powered by Machine Learning

Google comes up with a refresh of Google Analytics (i.e., Google Analytics 4) with new machine learning prediction features, including extra privacy controls and a streamlined interface. 

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