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The Drishti app attempts to help the visually impaired make sense of their surroundings – Tech2

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Persistent Systems is a technology services company headquartered in Pune. Every year it hosts a global hackathon called'Semicolons' -- which lasts for 24 hours and comprises self-managed teams who ideate and compete against each other to come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems. This year's theme was Digital Transformation, which saw participation by 45 teams across 11 global centres in 5 countries involving 600 Persistent employees.


AI is changing finance with NLP and chatbots

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The glossy AIs you see in movies and mags – they might be out of reach for today, but there's still huge opportunities to gain a competitive edge with AI and its three component parts.



Tommi Jaakkola appointed Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and IDSS

MIT News

Tommi Jaakkola, a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, has been named the inaugural holder of the Thomas Siebel Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).


Real News Alert! Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Marketing

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Digital technologies are at the center of everything. The ability to act smarter and move faster determines whether a business flourishes or flounders. Yet generating greater value for customers while producing new efficiencies for an organization requires more than sophisticated devices, systems, and data frameworks.


This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

PCWorld

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.


State of AI: How did we get here, and where are we going next?

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Here's an illustration of this exponential trend: the number of press releases published by companies mentioning "Artificial Intelligence" skyrocketed over the last few years.


Neural networks explained

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In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems--such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google's latest automatic translator--have resulted from a technique called "deep learning."


Open Source Deep Learning Frameworks and Visual Analytics

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Deep Learning gets more and more traction. It basically focuses on one section of Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Networks. This article explains why Deep Learning is a game changer in analytics, when to use it, and how Visual Analytics allows business analysts to leverage the analytic models built by a (citizen) data scientist.