Tag: deep learning

Intel debuts Nauta for distributed deep learning with Kubernetes

Intel today announced the open source release of Nauta, a platform for deep learning distributed across multiple servers using Kubernetes or Docker. The platform can operate with a number of popular machine learning frameworks such as MXNet, TensorFlow, and PyTorch, and uses processing systems that can work with a cluster of Intel’s Xeon CPUs. Results of […]

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Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

The first generation of 3D video games are ugly. I think they are ugly in a charming way, but many people disagree with even that. The truth is that the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Saturn were like the Atari and Intellivision for 3D graphics. While modern technology has easily surpasses those hardware limitations, new processes […]

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A researcher trained AI to generate Africa masks

Artificial intelligence (AI) can generate eerily realistic faces, but what about tribal artwork? That’s the question Victor Dibia, a human-computer interaction researcher and Carnegie Mellon graduate, sought to answer with an AI system trained on a dataset of African masks. As Dibia explains in a blog post, the work was inspired by a trip to the 2018 […]

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Oculus reveals DeepFocus, an open source AI renderer for varifocal VR

When Facebook’s Oculus unit revealed a next-generation prototype VR headset called Half Dome in May, one of its signature features was a “varifocal” display system that actually moved the screens inside to mimic focus changes in the user’s eyes. Now the company has revealed DeepFocus, the software rendering system used to power the varifocus feature, […]

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Here’s how you can master the latest AI technologies

It should come as no surprise that the future belongs to Artificial Intelligence (AI). As the driving force behind everything from self-driving cars to voice recognition and targeted online marketing, AI and Deep Learning concepts stand at the center of today’s most exciting and important technologies. That means that the most lucrative and valuable careers […]

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Uber and Linux Foundation launch Horovod project for distributed deep learning

LF Deep Learning Foundation and Uber today announced the launch of Horovod, an open-source project and framework for deep learning with distributed training across multiple machines. Uber has used Horovod to support self-driving vehicles, fraud detection, and trip forecasting. Contributors to the project include Amazon, IBM, Intel and Nvidia. In addition to Uber, Alibaba, Amazon, and […]

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Andrew Ng launches AI playbook for businesses

Google Brain cofounder and former Baidu AI chief scientist Andrew Ng today announced the launch of the AI Transformation Playbook, a prescriptive guide for business leaders looking to create AI-first companies. The playbook is the latest initiative from Ng, who has been advising startups, developers, and legacy businesses on how to build successful ventures in […]

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How Apple’s HomePod uses AI and 6 mics to hear users through ambient noise

Apple’s HomePod hasn’t won much praise for the capabilities of its integrated digital assistant Siri, but it does have one undeniably impressive feature: the ability to accurately hear a user’s commands from across the room, despite interference from loud music, conversations, or television audio. As the company’s Machine Learning Journal explains today, HomePod is leveraging […]

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Linux Foundation launches Acumos platform for quick AI deployment

LF Deep Learning Foundation today announced the first publicly available release of Acumos AI, an open source framework and platform for the training and deployment of AI models. Created in March, the LF Deep Learning Foundation is part of the Linux Foundation project and supports open source projects for machine learning, deep learning, and AI. […]

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Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis

Nvidia and Scripps Research Translational Institute — a nonprofit research organization — are teaming up to develop genomics processing and analysis tools guided by artificial intelligence (AI). In the course of a partnership announced today, Nvidia data scientists will colocate with Scripps genomics experts and bioinformaticists to study health care problems “end to end.” “It’s an extraordinary time […]

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Corti heart attack detection AI can now deploy on the edge with Scandinavian design

Work is underway to deploy Corti, an AI system that detects heart attacks during emergency phone calls, and it could be coming to some of the biggest cities in Europe. Following plans announced earlier this year to roll Corti out in more cities, this summer the European Emergency Number Association (EENA), whose members include cities […]

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Researchers train AI to mimic 20 acrobatic moves from YouTube videos

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have created a framework for teaching artificial intelligence systems to learn motion from being shown video clips on YouTube. The framework incorporates computer vision and reinforcement learning to train AI skills from videos. Altogether the team was able to train AI to perform more than 20 acrobatic tasks […]

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Cisco unveils UCS C480 ML M5, a powerful server for AI

Artificially intelligent (AI) algorithms are great in theory, but essentially useless if you don’t have powerful hardware on which to deploy them. With a conventional computer, a complex model could take hours, days, or even weeks to train. But there’s no need to panic: Cisco has the answer. The San Jose company announced today an expansion […]

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