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The five upstarts that are leading the AI and machine learning revolution ZDNet

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In the past few years, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has gained strong momentum. "Salesforce is making use of customer data including emails within Salesforce, activity data from tools such as Chatter, as well as external sources like social media and signals from IoT devices to train its machine-learning models, which can in turn drive features within applications, such as predicting churn, predicting close rates and real-time personalized marketing," said 451 Research's Patience. The company is no stranger to new tech trends, but it has recently made a strong pivot to invest heavily in chips made specifically for AI and machine learning applications. How machine learning and AI will'save the entire security industry' (TechRepublic) The 7 biggest myths about artificial intelligence (TechRepublic) Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic)


The five upstarts that are leading the AI and machine learning revolution ZDNet

#artificialintelligence

In the past few years, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has gained strong momentum. "Salesforce is making use of customer data including emails within Salesforce, activity data from tools such as Chatter, as well as external sources like social media and signals from IoT devices to train its machine-learning models, which can in turn drive features within applications, such as predicting churn, predicting close rates and real-time personalized marketing," said 451 Research's Patience. The company is no stranger to new tech trends, but it has recently made a strong pivot to invest heavily in chips made specifically for AI and machine learning applications. How machine learning and AI will'save the entire security industry' (TechRepublic) The 7 biggest myths about artificial intelligence (TechRepublic) Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic) Microsoft's AI can now understand speech better than humans (TechRepublic)


Baidu posts third-quarter profit just shy of 3b yuan

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Baidu has released its third-quarter financial results, announcing an operating profit of 2.787 billion yuan, up 11 percent year on year. The Chinese search engine giant reported total revenue of 18.253 billion yuan for the third quarter of 2016, with online marketing revenues decreasing by 6.7 percent over last year to come in at 16.49 billion yuan. The partnership combines Nvidia's self-driving computing platform with Baidu's cloud and mapping technology to develop an algorithm-based operating system capable of powering complex navigation systems in autonomous vehicles. In the three months to September 30, 2016, Baidu spent 2.614 billion yuan on research and development.


Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips

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Large Internet companies are using it to roll out online services that understand images and speech, and deep-learning chips are being designed into drones, driverless cars, and other products in the much-ballyhooed "Internet of things." But it has taken a commanding lead in the nascent deep-learning market since big Internet companies discovered how well graphics chips could handle AI-related jobs. Qualcomm is introducing software tools to help customers use its mobile chips for deep learning. Knupath, which was started by former NASA chief Dan Goldin, announced an AI chip called Hermosa in June, along with software to link up 512,000 Hermosas and other chips.


Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips

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Large Internet companies are using it to roll out online services that understand images and speech, and deep-learning chips are being designed into drones, driverless cars, and other products in the much-ballyhooed "Internet of things." But it has taken a commanding lead in the nascent deep-learning market since big Internet companies discovered how well graphics chips could handle AI-related jobs. Knupath, which was started by former NASA chief Dan Goldin, announced an AI chip called Hermosa in June, along with software to link up 512,000 Hermosas and other chips. DJI, the world's largest drone maker, designed a "visual processing unit" made by Movidius into its new Phantom 4 model.


Nvidia CEO bets on artificial intelligence as the future of computing

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Huang said deep learning will be the basis for the entire computer industry, including data centers and the cloud, for years to come. Huang also said he believes AI and deep learning will transform data centers and cloud services. Rajat Monga, a Google technical lead and manager of TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning that was developed at Google, said the company thinks deep learning will infuse every Google service, including new areas such as robotics. It's what he called the world's first car computing platform powered by deep learning.