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Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including SEO, Grocery, and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights include an API that provides access to Stelace marketplace creation platform, and APIs for cognitive services from AI-Compare. Have a look at what is new.
This week at Alexa Live 2020, Amazon announced a handful of improvements to the Alexa voice assistant. Updates to the assistant include streamlined access to mobile apps via skills, new AI-driven dialogue management, and a new API for gaming.
Microsoft has expanded Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics. Text Analytics for Health allows users to extract and analyze unstructured medical data. Microsoft trained the engine with a broad range of medical data sets including clinical notes, clinical trials protocols, and more.
Google has made a standalone version of its Machine Learning Kit SDK available to developers, allowing them to create AI-assisted apps directly on devices. The big change includes two new APIs that make it possible to create web-connected ML Kit apps without requiring Firebase.
In this article, we provide instructions on how to quickly implement the Sendbird UIKit for iOS and deploy fully-featured messaging using pre-built UI and messaging UX. Sendbird UIKit for iOS is essentially a combination of user interface tooling and the Sendbird Chat SDK for iOS.
OpenAI has announced an API for accessing new AI models it develops. The new API takes a different approach from typical AI systems. Most AI systems are designed for specific use cases. OpenAI considers its offering a "general-purpose" AI system provided by a "text in, text out interface."
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Coronavirus, and DevOps. Highlights include four more COVID-19 APIs, plus and API that enables access to AI-generated people photographs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Uber has introduced a new distributed computing library for computer clusters: Fiber. Fiber is Python-based and allows programmers to program a cluster of computers much in the way they would typically program a laptop or desktop. Uber had originally developed Fiber for projects like POET.
Google's Local Home SDK integrates with Google Assistant and enables it to run services local to the Google Assistant rather than in the cloud. In turn, Google Assistant users experience less latency and more reliability. Now, the Local Home SDK is out of developer preview with the release of v1.0.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
On Monday, Discord Tweeted that it increased its capacity by 20% in order to make sure that those isolating themselves due to the Coronavirus could continue to text, video and voice chat without interruption. Less than an hour later, the service was completely unavailable due to server outages.
Google has beta released its new Cloud AI Platform Pipelines. It allows developers to deploy robust, repeatable ML pipelines that include monitoring, auditing, version tracking, and reproducibility. Google has specifically designed the offering to be enterprise-ready, simple to install, and secure.
IBM has announced several new IBM Watson technologies that the company hopes will advance the Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities within Watson APIs. These new features include advanced sentiment analysis, advanced topic clustering, and summarization tools.
SendBird, a provider of chat API services for mobile and web applications, today announced significant platform additions designed to make chat easy and accessible to any tech-driven company, from ride-sharing services to marketplaces to online communities to dating apps.
Even with today's open source technologies for applying artificial intelligence and machine learning, there are still some thorny challenges to getting both right. Especially at a reasonable cost to both the pocketbook and the planet. But API-led approaches might be able to ease the pain.
Twilio has released its annual State of Customer Engagement Report and to find out more about the report and the trends that it spotlights, ProgrammableWeb's editor-in-chief David Berlind captured a video interview with Al Cook, the company's Vice President and General Manager of AI
Neurala, AI-powered visual inspection solution provider, recently announced that its Brain Builder SDK has now been optimized to enable edge learning for use cases such as manufacturing. Brain Builder is a vision AI platform and allows users to build customized AI solutions on a network edge device.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Climate, and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights include an API for validating data for AI applications, and an API that uses AI for music creation and composition. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
It’s not just that time of the month. It’s also that time of the New Year and that time of the new decade. So, what time is it? It’s time for the first monthly DC-Area API meetup of both the year and the decade. The January 2020 edition of the meetup is Tuesday, January 7.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2019 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.