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IBM transitioned its Bluemix natural language interface (Watson Conversation) from Experimental to GA. The move suggests that IBM has tweaked the cutting edge technology to a level of service that supports real-time, production environments. The service enables automated interaction with users.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Natural Language Processing, Writing, Security, and Games. A highlight today is the AYLIEN News API which provides access to news content and data. Here's a summary of what's new for developers.
AYLIEN has launched a machine learning and NLP-driven news API that allows users to search, source, and index news and blog content from across the web in real time. Developers can use the API to build content-driven applications with access to an enriched, real-time news data source.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Security, and Demographics. A highlight today is the DeepGram API which uses artificial intelligence to recognize speech, search for keywords, and categorize audio and video.
GitHub has added several new features to the platform to help make code reviews even faster and more flexible for developers and development teams. The new code review features include pull request files list, commits list, comments with deeper context, and timeline indicator.
The Run in Postman Button is now live for over 10 public APIs including Apigee, Best Buy, GoSquared, and Transport for London (TfL). The Run in Postman Button allows API publishers to provide one-click testing of their public APIs by adding an embed code in their API documentation.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, eCommerce, Language, and Voice. Also recently added to the directory are several SDKs for the QuantiModo quantified self platform. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
API tooling platform Restlet has today launched a new version of DHC by Restlet, an API testing tool that functions from within the Chrome web browser. DHC helps API developer consumers to test API requests through a visual interface and can help API providers to build a quality user experience.
Cloudinary has added responsive image breakpoints technology to its API. The functionality allows users to automatically select image size in a responsive website environment across devices with disparate screen sizes. Additionally, Cloudinary launched a web-based tool with the same functionality.
Atlassian released three features to Bitbucket in hopes to speed up development in a distributed team environment. Smart Mirroring, Git LFS, and Projects were all designed for growing development teams that quickly consume resources and aggregate data that become overwhelming for legacy systems.
Application delivery platform provider, NGINX, announced release 8 of NGINX Plus. Among the many new features with R8 comes the OAuth Technology Preview, full HTTP/2 support, an on-the-fly reconfiguration API, and improved cache for large video files. Demo apps and live webinars are planned.
Pusher has announced an enhanced "Sandbox" plan to its tiered pricing program. The original Sandbox version permitted 20 concurrent connections, and 100,000 messages per day. Now, the plan allows 100 concurrent connections and 200,000 messages per day. The move is aimed to attract new developers.
Accurate Background enhanced its employee screening API to include international search. The feature arrives after a decade of developing in-country and regional contacts, language skills, and regulatory compliance knowledge. API access to the resources streamlines international background checks.
Runscope provides tools to simplify the management of API testing. The company has fine tuned its service further with the addition of the new import and export functionality, saying that users can now create, modify and version entire suites of API tests even more quickly and easily.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
Recent advances in natural language processing and machine learning allow digital systems to engage in conversation with their users. Speech recognition is now accurate enough to make this interaction hands free. The best new technologies will be those we don’t even notice we are using.
Slack introduced a new User Group feature to its collaboration platform aimed to replace mass emails. New Slack API endpoints allows users to create and maintain such groups.
Six APIs in categories such as Natural Language Processing and Chat have been added to the directory. Also new: Unofficial Tesla Model S Ruby SDK and Akamai Node.js SDK.