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Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana

Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana recognize only a narrow slice of the world’s most widely spoken languages. It wasn’t until fall 2018 that Samsung’s Bixby gained support for German, French, Italian, and Spanish — languages spoken by over 600 million people worldwide. And it took years for Cortana to become fluent […]

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Google brings cross-platform AI pipeline framework MediaPipe to the web

Roughly a year ago, Google open-sourced MediaPipe, a framework for building cross-platform AI pipelines consisting of fast inference and media processing (like video decoding). Basically, it’s a quick and dirty way to perform object detection, face detection, hand tracking, multi-hand tracking, hair segmentation, and other such tasks in a modular fashion, with popular machine learning […]

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Microsoft open-sources ONNX Runtime model to speed up Google’s BERT

Microsoft Research AI today said it plans to open-source an optimized version of Google’s popular BERT natural language model designed to work with the ONNX Runtime inference engine. Microsoft uses to the same model to lower latency for BERT when powering language representation for the Bing search engine. The model, which “delivers its largest improvement […]

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Facebook launches PyTorch 1.4 with mobile customization and Java support

Facebook released PyTorch 1.4 today with upgrades to audio, vision, and text libraries; customization to the mobile version of its deep learning framework; and limited support of the Java programming language. PyTorch is one of the most popular machine learning frameworks used by researchers and developers today. In the latest version, developers can use fine-grain […]

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