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insideBIGDATA Guide to Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning

In this guide we explain the difference between AI, machine learning and deep learning, and include highlights of the insideBIGDATA audience survey. To learn more about AI and deep learning download this guide.

Proscia’s Artificial Intelligence to Transform Pathology Labs and Drive Their Digital Evolution

Proscia Inc., a software solutions provider for digital pathology, announced the introduction of its new concept: Software as a Lab.

Artificial Musician Builds New Melodies without Music Theory

The “deep artificial composer”, or “DAC” for short, generates brand-new melodies that imitate traditional folk music of Irish or Klezmer origin. It does so without plagiarizing already existing ones, since melodies it writes are as original as those produced by a human composer. The results were presented in April at this year’s edition of the Evostar conference. The DAC actually produces musical scores of melodies, symbolic music written using notation, and does not generate audio files.

Software Finds a Way: Why CPUs Aren’t Going Anywhere in the Deep Learning War

In this contributed article, Adi Pinhas, CEO of Brodmann17, examines how Application Specific Integrated Circuits, or ASICs, are predicted to be the new technology built for deep learning. Unlike GPUs, which were built for graphic processing ASICs designed specifically for deep learning have better price/performance and power/performance ratios.

Baidu Research Announces Next Generation Open Source Deep Learning Benchmark Tool

Baidu Research, a division of Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), today unveiled the next generation of DeepBench, the open source benchmark tool, which now includes the measurement of deep learning inference across different hardware platforms in addition to training.

Introducing Flo – Bringing Deep Learning to Video Editing

Everyone loves to shoot videos but don’t know what to do with them. Editing videos is difficult, time consuming and a skillful job. NexGear Technology has built Flo – an intelligent camera and movie maker app that auto-edits raw video footage into short cinematic movies using deep learning and artificial intelligence. Flo combines machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing to put together the interesting moments from your videos into a short cinematic movie.

Impetus Technologies Unveils New, TensorFlow-Based Deep Learning Feature on Apache Spark for StreamAnalytix

Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, announced integration of a new, deep learning capability for its StreamAnalytix™ platform. Based on the TensorFlow™ open source software library for machine learning, this new capability demonstration showcases an image recognition application running on an Apache Spark Streaming pipeline on StreamAnalytix.

Brodmann17: The Startup Working to Eliminate the Need for Nvidia GPUs

Brodmann17, a developer of proprietary deep learning algorithms that increases overall speed and efficiency in processors, while eliminating the need for Graphic Processing Units (GPU), is announcing its official launch and the completion of a $1.6 million seed round led by lool ventures with Samsung Next and Sony Innovation Fund participating. The funds will be used to enable Brodmann17 to continue developing its deep learning technology for some of the world’s leading manufacturers, and speed up image processing 20x: from less than one image per second to real-time on standard CPUs.

OpenVX – The Standard for Computer Vision

OpenVX is an API enabling software developers to add hardware accelerated computer vision capabilities to their programs. Coupled with the current upswing in the use of deep learning technologies, computer vision applications with OpenVX are becoming very important. OpenVX is an integral part of Intel Computer Vision SDK. This comprehensive toolkit is for developing and deploying vision-oriented solutions on platforms from Intel, including autonomous vehicles, digital surveillance cameras, robotics, and mixed-reality headsets.

Databricks Simplifies and Scales Deep Learning with New Apache Spark Library

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular Apache Spark project, announced Deep Learning Pipelines, a new library to integrate and scale out deep learning in Apache Spark.