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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Entertainment, Augmented Reality, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for retrieving data from the App Store and an API for determining walkability in neighborhoods. Here's a look at what is new.
Startup API businesses don’t deserve to exist unless they aggregate. They can gain advantage by aggregating datasets or uses of data. The opportunities to aggregate across big players are highly contested, but there is a new area to gain advantage: Data, and especially data with machine learning.
AIH Technology has announced a new inclusive Facial Recognition as a Service API. The company’s facial recognition algorithm is designed to be ethnicity neutral which many facial recognition providers have failed to accomplish. The API is currently available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Just a month after announcing changes to ML Kit, Google’s machine learning toolkit for mobile application development, that were designed to simplify the developer experience, Google is again adding new features. This week’s announcement is the addition of Digital Ink Recognition.
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.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Cryptocurrency and Machine Learning. Highlights include the LunarCRUSH API which provides trend analysis about cryptocurrency and the QuadPay API for splitting payments into four installments.
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."
TensorFlow has added the Quantization Aware Training (QAT) API to its TensorFlow Model Optimization Toolkit. QAT allows developers to train and deploy models in a manner that leverages both quantization and accuracy. Information loss typically associated with quantization is carved out as noise.
Apple has announced an extension of its deadline for developers to update their applications in accordance with the latest design guidelines. The new deadline is June 30, 2020. These new standards affect applications designed for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.
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.
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.
The Google Cloud Vision API will no longer provide gender determination as part of its image analysis functionality. The announcement directly affects the ‘LABEL_DETECTION’ function of the API which prior to today would return labels such as ‘woman’ or ‘man’.
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
Intellect SEEC announced today the launch of its Contextual Sentiment API on the AWS marketplace. This API uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to provide real-time text analysis and score/measure the contextual emotional response to a product/brand or a service.
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.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK) is now generally available. ECK offers a seamless method to deploy, manage, and operate the Elastic Stack on Kubernetes. The goal of ECK is to "orchestrate Elasticsearch on Kubernetes and provide a SaaS-like experience for Elastic products on Kubernetes."
Firmex, a provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions used by companies worldwide, recently announced the availability of its application programming interface (API) that enables developers to integrate their VDR with existing third-party enterprise systems.
The end of Chrome Apps is coming. The advances in browser technology has Google convinced that the Web is fully capable of delivering a first class experience. Accordingly, the need for Chrome Apps is no longer necessary, and Google will start the phase out process in March 2020.