Microsoft continues to flex its artificial intelligence muscles with the release of a new app, Fetch!
The most important stories from 2015 – a hint at a rebound at Microsoft, Apple's impact on the enterprise, setbacks for women in tech and the continuing struggle of traditional enterprise IT vendors – promise to influence IT in 2016.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that dramatically shortens the learning curve by enabling the machine to generalize from a limited number of examples rather than depend on analysis of hundreds of examples.
Wikipedia has begun using artificial intelligence to make the editing process easier on human editors. The machine learning service – dubbed ORES, which stands for Objective Revision Evaluation Service – reviews edits and flags suspect changes, so human editors can more quickly find problem edits.
Seeking to take on the chaos of enterprise digital communications, Kodak Alaris announced the formation of AI Foundry. The new company will offer artificial intelligence technology, including a flagship product called Info Insight that gathers and organizes the many disparate kinds of content an enterprise deals with to allow more impactful responses from the right person.
Paul Allen's The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence launched a new search engine, called Semantic Scholar, that uses artificial intelligence to make it easier for researchers to find scientific reports, according to a report on Geekwire.
Over the past few months, Google has been using a new artificial intelligence program to help improve its search results, according to a Bloomberg story.
Even researchers skilled in statistical modeling and other research techniques are sometimes a bit confused over how exactly a machine can learn and what that means to them and their work. More than a few IT professionals are confused over it too and struggle to understand products that offer it. To the uninitiated, the sea of algorithms and their many uses can appear unfathomable and indistinguishable.
Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai called the company's efforts in machine learning a "priority" during Alphabet's financial call Thursday.
CrowdFlower unveiled its new AI product – a module for its platform for data science teams – at the Rich Data Summit last week. The capability is in private beta and referenced as simply AI for now. The company said it combines machine learning and human-labeled training data sets to create predictive models that can be applied against new data.