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IBM takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure and more from TWIML & AI

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Bits & Bytes IBM takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure. In an effort to broaden the distribution of its AI technology, IBM announced that it is making IBM Watson available across competing public cloud services such as AWS, Google, and Azure. FAIR open-sources new ELF OpenGo data set, research, and insights. Facebook AI Research (FAIR’s) new features and research…

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Studying Language Evolution With Reinforcement Learning and more from TWIML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Facebook and Google researchers build RL framework to study language evolution. Their research paper proposes a computational framework allowing agents to interact in a series of games and uses it to demonstrate that symmetric communication protocols (i.e. languages) emerge and evolve without any innate, explicit mechanisms built in the agent. Google releases synthetic speech dataset…

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TWIML Presents: AI For the Benefit of Society with Microsoft

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We’re excited to have partnered with Microsoft to bring you the AI for the Benefit of Society series. This series looks at how Microsoft is helping people solve some of society’s greatest challenges through its AI research efforts and AI for Good grant program. The six-episode series will highlight the company’s work in environmental sustainability,…

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TWIML Presents: Black in AI 2019

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While at NeurIPS this past December, I had the pleasure of attending the second annual Black in AI workshop and dinner, which brings in participants from all over the world to showcase their research, share experiences and support one another. I was fortunate enough to spend the day at the workshop and I’m excited to…

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Qualcomm shows off AI-equipped car at CES 2019 and more from TWIML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Google introduces Feast: an open source feature store for ML. GO-JEK and Google announced the release of Feast that allows teams to manage, store, and discover features to use for ML projects. Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, is launching a new conference dedicated to AI. The new AI specific conference, re:MARS, will be held in Las Vegas between…

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Microsoft leads the AI Patent Race and more from TWIML & AI

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Bits & Bytes Microsoft leads the AI patent race. As per EconSight research findings, Microsoft leads the AI patent race going into 2019 with 697 patents that the firm classifies as having a significant competitive impact as of November 2018. Out of the top 30 companies and research institutions as defined by EconSight in their recent analysis, Microsoft…

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New Year! New Tech!

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Happy New Year! I’ve spent the week at CES in Las Vegas this week, checking out a bunch of exciting new technology. (And a bunch of not-so-exciting technology as well.) I’ll be writing a bit more about my experiences at CES on the TWIML blog, but for now I’ll simply state the obvious: AI was front and center…

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TWIML Presents: AI Rewind 2018

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To close out 2018, and open the new year, we’re excited to bring you our first-ever “AI Rewind” series! In this series I interview friends of the show for their perspectives on the key developments of 2018, as well as a look ahead at the year to come. We’ll cover a few key categories this…

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Happy Holidays & New Year! – The Final Bits & Bytes of 2018

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Bits & Bytes IBM, Nvidia pair up on AI-optimized converged storage system. IBM SpectrumAI with Nvidia DGX, is a converged system that combines a software-defined file system, all-flash storage, and Nvidia’s DGX-1 GPU system. The storage system supports AI workloads and data tools such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Spark. Google announces Cloud TPU Pods, availability in alpha. Google Cloud TPU…

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TWIML Presents: NeurIPS 2018

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the NeurIPS conference in Montreal. I had a wonderful time there and of course, the highlight was the chance to meet a ton of TWIML listeners. I held two fun meetups at the conference: The first was focused on AI in Production, and AI…

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