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Microsoft open sources Bing vector search and more from TWiML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Microsoft open sources Bing vector search. The company published its vector search toolkit,  Space Partition Tree and Graph (SPTAG) [Github], which provides tools for building, searching and serving large scale vector indexes. Intel makes progress toward optical neural networks. A new article on the Intel AI blog (which opens with a reference to TWIML Talk #267…

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TWiML Presents: AI Platforms Vol. 2

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Over the next few weeks on the podcast, we’re bringing you volume 2 of our AI Platforms series. You’ll recall that last fall we brought you AI Platforms Volume 1, featuring conversations with platform builders from Facebook, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Open AI, Shell and Comcast. This series turned out to be our most popular series of…

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Happy 3rd Birthday TWiML!!!

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Today is a very special day! We’re celebrating the third (!!!) birthday of your favorite ML and AI podcast! It’s been a truly amazing experience bringing you the podcast every week, and I’m more appreciative than ever of you, our listeners, and the amazing community we’ve built around the show. From the entire TWIML team,…

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TWiML Presents: PyDataSci

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This week on the podcast, we’re happy to bring you PyDataSci, a series of shows highlighting a few of the great innovators and innovations that are happening at the intersection of three very important and familiar topics: Data Science, the Python programming language, and Open Source Software. While you’re here, take a moment to complete…

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Facebook research creates controllable game characters from videos and more from TWiML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Google releases MorphNet as open source. Detailed in a paper released last year, MorphNet takes an existing neural network as input and produces a new neural network that is smaller, faster and yields better performance tailored to a new problem. A new open source TensorFlow implementation is now available. Facebook research creates controllable game characters from videos. The Vid2Game…

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TWiML Presents: AI Conference NY 2019

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being on site for O’Reilly’s AI Conference in New York, and speaking with some of the great speakers. You’ll hear from some of these folks this week, in our AI conference New York series. I’d like to send a huge thanks to our friends at HPE…

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TWiML Presents: Strata Data Conference SF 2019

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Strata Data Conference, presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, in San Francisco. This week on the podcast, you’ll hear a few conversations from some of the great speakers from the event. I want to send a quick thanks to our friends at…

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Google scraps controversial AI ethics council days after it was announced and more from TWiML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Google scraps controversial AI ethics council days after it was announced. Google has shuttered its new artificial intelligence ethics council, a little more than a week after announcing it, in large part due to employee reactions to the appointment of a conservative think tank leader to the group. WIPO launches AI-based image search…

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TWiML Presents: GTC 2019

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This week’s shows are drawn from some of the great conversations I had at the recent NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, and they’re brought to you by Dell. If you caught my tweets from GTC, you may already know that one of the announcements this year was a new reference architecture for Data Science Workstations, powered…

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AWS offers Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip and more from TWiML & AI

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Bits & Bytes AWS offers Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip for AI inference. The new EC2 instances, with Tesla T4 GPUs, will provide AWS customers with a new option for reduced-cost AI inference. T4 will also be available through the Amazon Elastic Container service for Kubernetes. Qualcomm launches new, AI-enabled smart speaker platform.The new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series brings its…

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