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Baidu Opens Up Access to its Speech Technologies with Launch of Free APIs

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), China’s leading search engine, announced it is making available Chinese language APIs for its four key speech technologies: Long Utterance Speech Recognition, Far-Field Speech Recognition, Expressive Speech Synthesis and Wake Word. The announcement coincides with the three-year anniversary of Baidu’s speech API launch. The speech APIs are the latest in a series of AI-based technologies Baidu has released publicly, these include facial recognition, optical character recognition, natural language processing and others.

It’s Time to Redesign Medical Data

In the TEDMED talk below, Thomas Goetz looks at medical data, making a bold call to redesign it and get more insight from it. Your medical chart: it’s hard to access, impossible to read — and full of information that could make you healthier if you just knew how to use it.

The “SP” System Beats AI Alternatives

The SP theory of intelligence has advantages over several AI-related alternatives according to a new paper by Dr Gerry Wolff of CognitionResearch.org. The SP theory, which has been under development for several years, is realized in the form of a computer model.

Pikazo: Deep Neural Network Art on Intel Architecture

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Noah Rosenberg and Karl Stiefvater from Pikazo describe the company’s innovative Pikazo App for smartphones. “Pikazo was developed in 2015 using neural style transfer algorithms. It is a collaboration between human, machine, and our concept of art. It is a universal art machine that paints any image in the style of any other, producing sometimes-beautiful, sometimes-disturbing, always-surprising artworks. Pikazo allows novice artists to create impressive imagery via a technique known as neural style transfer.”

Big Data and Healthcare

In this contributed article, Jaspinder Grewal, current CEO of CareSkore, discussed why it’s becoming more difficult for doctors to focus solely on their patients. While the rise of the health IT landscape was meant to automate certain tasks, the reality is it’s taking up more and more of a doctor’s time.

TARGIT Releases New Decision Suite 2017

TARGIT, the company behind market-leading business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform TARGIT Decision Suite, announced the availability of its highly anticipated TARGIT Decision Suite 2017 software update.

Alluxio Revolutionizes Enterprise Big Data, Launches Industry’s First Solution to Unify Data at Memory Speed

Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the system that unifies data at memory speed, announced general availability of its product portfolio, Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Alluxio Community Edition (ACE).

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/21/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Lexalytics Simplifies and Improves Text Analytics for the Enterprise with New Machine Learning Capabilities

Lexalytics®, a leader in cloud and on-prem text analytics solutions, announced that it has bolstered the machine learning (ML) capabilities of its Salience text analytics platform, making it easier for data analysts and scientists to train their Salience software to deliver actionable insights from data sources.

A Sane Solution to Shadow IT

In this contributed article, Nikhil Hasija, co-founder and CEO of Azuqua, discusses how it’s time to recognize that lines of business will use unapproved SaaS where IT often responds to this problem by trying to destroy the value SaaS creates for an organization. IT should get creative and come to the table with leverage.