The future is quantum: Microsoft releases free preview of Quantum Development Kit - The AI Blog


So you want to learn how to program a quantum computer. Now, there's a toolkit for that. Microsoft is releasing a free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit, which includes the Q# programming language, a quantum computing simulator and other resources for people who want to start writing applications for a quantum computer. The Q# programming language was built from the ground up specifically for quantum computing. The Quantum Development Kit, which Microsoft first announced at its Ignite conference in September, is designed for developers who are eager to learn how to program on quantum computers whether or not they are experts in the field of quantum physics.

AWS SageMaker brings machine learning to developers


Amazon Web Services released a tool this week to empower developers to build smarter, artificial intelligence-driven applications like the AI experts. The role of the software tester has undergone significant upheaval and change in recent years. To help get you situated in today's landscape, we filled this guide with advice, research, and user reviews of popular test management tools. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid.

Google Plans Big Artificial Intelligence Push in This Country


Google is expanding its artificial intelligence, or AI research to China. The search giant said Wednesday that it is opening a facility, Google AI China Center, intended to help the company conduct AI research in the country and hire employees with backgrounds in machine learning. The research facility will be based in Beijing, where Google has an existing office. "Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone's life better for the entire world," Fei-Fei Li, Google's head of AI for its cloud computing business, said in a blog post. "As an AI first company, this is an important part of our collective mission.

How AI will continue its journey into the mainstream in 2018


Artificial intelligence had something of a coming out party in 2017. While some intense sensationalization of AI persisted throughout the year, progress was made to help people understand the realities of AI-driven technologies and applications that guide several aspects of their personal digital lives. The inner workings of AI technologies and how they make decisions, however, remained a black box for many. Here's how I see AI -- and its journey into the mainstream -- evolving in 2018. Sorry, Sophia the Robot, but the AI industry will begin moving away from developing technologies that reside in humanlike physical structures.

Cloudy With A Chance Of AI - Disruption Hub


Cloud computing first began as a way to access cheap computing power and data storage, allowing users to rent space in data centres via the internet. Now, the market is undergoing a transition. In China, Alibaba, Tencent and Amazon are just a few of the companies vying to dominate the scene. In the West, Google and Microsoft are attempting to move in on Amazon Web Services. To make their cloud services more competitive, tech leaders are developing new cloud computing tools that can be used by developers.

IBM's big quantum push: Samsung, Daimler sign up for 20-qubit test drive


IBM is ready to open the doors to the first customers for its commercial quantum-computing services. Sometimes the most profound solution is to change the entire problem. JPMorgan Chase, Daimler, and Samsung will be among the first group of businesses to gain access to IBM's new 20 quantum bit (qubit) IBM Q quantum system to help uncover commercial, industrial and scientific quantum computing applications. While IBM is playing catchup with artificial-intelligence breakthroughs made by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, it has taken a lead in the race to build a practical quantum computer thanks to its recently demonstrated prototype 50-qubit processor. The companies joining the IBM Q Network gain access to the 20-qubit system, which is capable of producing qubits with a record 90 microsecond'coherence', the time a single qubit -- representing both 1 and 0 simultaneously -- survives in this state before dissolving into a conventional bit's single state of either 1 or 0. That means 50 qubits can represent more than one thousand trillion values.

Veritone Announces General Availability of Artificial Intelligence Developer Application


WIRE)--Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ:VERI), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, today announced the general availability of its Veritone Developer application. The application empowers developers of cognitive engines, applications and application programming interfaces (APIs) to bring new AI ideas to life through simple integration with the Veritone aiWARE platform. Veritone Developer is a self-service development environment that empowers developers to create, submit and deploy public and private applications and cognitive engines directly into the aiWARE architecture. After a successful limited-beta-release to a select group of partners, Veritone Developer is now publicly available as a unique resource for machine learning experts, application development firms, and system integrators. Veritone Developer supports RESTful and GraphQL API integrations as well as engine development in major categories of cognition, including: transcription, translation, face and object recognition, audio/video fingerprinting, optical character recognition (OCR), geolocation, transcoding, and logo recognition.

Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers


Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made generally available the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (known as LUIS). "Making these two services generally available on Azure simultaneously extends the capabilities of developers to build custom models that can naturally interpret the intentions of people conversing with bots," Lili Cheng, corporate vice president at the Microsoft AI and Research division wrote in a company blog post on the announcement. Conversational AI allows humans to have a conversation with a bot, such as an online chat or in a chat tool like Facebook Messenger or Kik. The customer asks a question, and if it's routine, the bot can answer it in a natural conversational manner that feels like you're talking to a human -- at least that's the theory.

Calling All AI Innovators – Join the 'Cloud AI Challenge' for a Chance to Win $25,000


This post is authored by Vani Mandava, Director of Data Science at Microsoft Research. The AI revolution is poised to unleash unprecedented innovation and impact on our society. Several research and development groups across Microsoft have hit their stride in delivering world-changing impact through the power of AI. Working together, we are creating a comprehensive Microsoft AI platform and a set of AI services that will enable the next generation of intelligent applications that will augment human intelligence. The AI buzz has been impossible to miss at numerous conferences that Microsoft has participated in during the past year.

Can A Machine Write Horror Stories?


Appropriately on Halloween, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taught Artificial Intelligence to write scary stories. Every hour, a new story is posted on Twitter. Some of them are really scary. The question that faced the developers of the MIT Media Lab was whether they could teach a machine to scare people. For evoking emotions such as fear and fear would be an art previously reserved for human creativity alone.