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ML/AI Companies CognitiveScale, People.ai, Artisto on the Move

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Startup CognitiveScale, which bills itself as “The Cognitive Cloud Company”, announce the close of $21.8M in series b financing from Norwest Ventures and Intel Capital. Intel’s been pretty busy investor in the ML space—you’ll recall we touched on their Itseez acquisition and Lumiata investment back in June.

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Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup Turi

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News broke late last week of Apple’s acquisition of Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi, for a reported $200 million.

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TWiML Newsletter #1

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Good morning, First off, thanks everyone for your interest in the podcast. If you haven’t listened to the latest show, it’s a bit different than the previous ones. It’s the first in a series of interviews with folks doing interesting things in the machine learning and AI arena. I hope you find it interesting! This…

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New Layer Normalization Technique Speeds RNN Training

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A paper published by Jimmy Lei Ba, Jamie Ryan Kiros and Geoffrey Hinton of the University of Toronto, introduces a new technique for training deep networks called Layer Normalization.

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Questionable Enterprise AI Adoption Data

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A new survey, titled “Outlook on Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise 2016,” was published by Narrative Science, however the numbers didn’t quite add up for me.

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NVIDIA’s New “Crazy, Reckless” GPU For Deep Learning

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Last week, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the company’s new flagship GPU, the NVIDIA TITAN X, and gifted the first device off of the assembly line to famed ML Researcher Andrew Ng.

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Google Cloud Platform Releases Two New Cloud Machine Learning Products

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In a blog post on Wednesday, Rich Evans, a Research Engineer at Google DeepMind and Jim Gao, a Data Center Engineer at Google, described work the company has done to manage the power consumption of one of their data centers using machine learning, the result of which has been to lower the amount of energy they’ve used for cooling by as much as 40%.

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Google Uses Machine Learning to Cut Datacenter Power Usage

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In a blog post on Wednesday, Rich Evans, a Research Engineer at Google DeepMind and Jim Gao, a Data Center Engineer at Google, described work the company has done to manage the power consumption of one of their data centers using machine learning, the result of which has been to lower the amount of energy they’ve used for cooling by as much as 40%.

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AI to Keep Stray Cats Off Your Lawn, Controlling a Toy Robot With TensorFlow

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What do you do if you’re an NVIDIA employee and you’re tired of your neighbor’s cats hanging out on your front lawn? Well, if you’re Bob Bond you build a deep learning based controller for your sprinkler system and train it to recognize cats! Also, autonomously control a GoPiGo robot with TensorFlow.

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