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Microsoft's flagship Windows 10 computer update available

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The latest update to Microsoft's flagship Windows 10 computer software has been made available to consumers for the first time. The update has various new features including a native app called Paint 3D, an image and video editing app called Story Remix and a feature called Timeline that enables users to pick up on tasks they were previously working on. The'Fluent Design' redesign is part of an effort to modernise the operating system and will be rolled out from today. Users are recommended to back up their computer before downloading an update and Microsoft will send an alert when it is available. Microsoft first revealed the new feature during the second day of its Build developer conference in Seattle in May.


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is here: Should you upgrade now?

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Windows 10 after two years: Was the upgrade worth it? After a little more than two years, Microsoft has finally settled into a rhythm with its new, fast-paced development cadence for Windows 10. Check Settings System About to see full details about the current Windows 10 installation. What Microsoft's marketers are calling the Fall Creators Update (officially version 1709) begins arriving on desktop PCs today via Windows Update and will soon be available for download at all the usual places. The final build number for this release is 16299.


AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

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At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn't building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer games. But within his role at Farmers Insurance, he is blazing a trail for the technology. Barton leads a team that analyzes data to answer questions about customer behavior and the design of different policies. His group is now using all sorts of cutting-edge machine-learning techniques, from deep neural networks to decision trees.


AI Algorithms Are Starting to Teach AI Algorithms

MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn't building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer games. But within his role at Farmers Insurance, he is blazing a trail for the technology. Barton leads a team that analyzes data to answer questions about customer behavior and the design of different policies. His group is now using all sorts of cutting-edge machine-learning techniques, from deep neural networks to decision trees.


Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Faster, more helpful AI

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The most important phones of the year have already been announced, but one company might still be able to pique our interest. Huawei unveiled its AI-focused Kirin 970 processor at IFA, saying the chip's real world benefits would be shared at the launch of its next flagship. Now, the company is ready to reveal how the Kirin 970 performs in a phone. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were designed around AI -- so much so that Huawei wants to call them "intelligent machines." We don't know how much these intelligent machines will cost yet, but Huawei told Engadget to expect the prices to be competitive.


Understand Azure Machine Learning Workbench

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Microsoft has announced Azure Machine Learning Workbench application. Take a look at updates to machine learning and artificial intelligence with the Azure machine learning workbench. In this video, Microsoft Senior PM Manager for Microsoft Cloud, Sandhya Vankamamidi, will show you a new solution that assists in the construction and delivery of intelligent AI enabled data models. Increase the rate of experimentation, and monitor and manage your models wherever they're being used in production, all as part of a unified workflow.


Inside IBM's Bold Vision For AI: 7 Strategic Insights From CEO Ginni Rometty

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: "Look, we really think this is about man and machine, not man vs. Well, one person who cares very deeply about the rapid emergence of AI is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella--and if you're wondering about Nadella's chops in AI, consider that as he's boosted Microsoft's market cap by $250 billion during his 3-1/2 years as CEO, he's also created a global AI team of more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers. And if you're still wondering if AI's just a fad, consider this comment made by Nadella at the same event: "To me, AI can in fact bring more human empowerment, bring more inclusion to that people can fully participate in our community and society." An excellent interview last month with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty by Bloomberg Businessweek under the compelling headline Ginni Rometty: The End of Programming reveals her compelling views on AI and several other subjects.


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NVIDIA GPUs have been on the forefront of accelerated neural network processing and are the de facto standard for accelerated neural network research and development (R&D) plus deep learning training. At the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing China earlier this week, the company maneuvered to also become the de facto standard for accelerated neural network inference deployment. At GTC Beijing, NVIDA lined up the major Chinese cloud companies for AI computing: Alibaba Cloud, Baidu Cloud, and Tencent Cloud. At GTC-Beijing, it announced inference designs with Alibaba Cloud, Tencent, Baidu Cloud, JD.com, and iFlytek.


NVIDIA Targets Next AI Frontiers: Inference And China

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NVIDIA's meteoric growth in the datacenter, where its business is now generating some $1.6B annually, has been largely driven by the demand to train deep neural networks for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)--an area where the computational requirements are simply mindboggling. First, and perhaps most importantly, Huang announced new TensorRT3 software that optimizes trained neural networks for inference processing on NVIDIA GPUs. In addition to announcing the Chinese deployment wins, Huang provided some pretty compelling benchmarks to demonstrate the company's prowess in accelerating Machine Learning inference operations, in the datacenter and at the edge. In addition to the TensorRT3 deployments, Huang announced that the largest Chinese Cloud Service Providers, Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent, are all offering the company's newest Tesla V100 GPUs to their customers for scientific and deep learning applications.


Gluon brings AI developers self-tuning machine learning

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Gluon works with the Apache MXNet and Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit frameworks to optimize deep-learning network training on those systems. Gluon offers a way to write neural networks that are defined more like datasets than code. Code written in Gluon can take advantage of GPU-accelerated and distributed processing features in both MXNet and Cognitive Toolkit, so training jobs can be distributed across multiple nodes. Microsoft has not yet released a version of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit with Gluon support.