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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.
GameAnalytics has announced a new Metrics API that the company intends to simplify the extraction of game data for use in the development of customized portfolio views. This is especially useful for publishers that are managing a large collection of games.
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.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
VisualCamp has launched its "SeeSo" website on April 13, a mobile eye tracking and gaze analytic SDK that allows developers to know where users are looking and their concentration. SeeSo website is an SDK management all-in-one platform for app developers.
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.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
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.
Display & Video 360 is Google’s consolidated marketing platform that helps marketers manage their campaigns across display, video, TV, audio, etc. The platform is designed to increase productivity in collaborative environments and simplify marketing data visualization through consolidation.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two rules aimed at delivering US patients better access to their own health data. Two different departments under HHS (ONC and CMS) have issued these rules, and both rules require the use of APIs for easier patient access to data.
Facebook has filed a lawsuit against OneAudience. The lawsuit alleges that OneAudience paid app developers to embed its SDK on applications that collected personal data from users on Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Facebook and Twitter both exposed the company's practices in November 2019.
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.