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Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Location, and Machine Learning. Featured today is the GitHub Security Advisory API, two APIs for Mapfit, and an API for obtaining FEMA flood zone data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon has spent over 20 years building AI that has made it become the most dominant retailer in history. Now, Amazon is bringing that AI to third parties through an API. Amazon Personalize allows contextual personalization and recommendations through the AWS SDK or the AWS console.
In 2016 Google released Quick, Draw!, a digital version of Pictionary that uses machine learning to guess what users are drawing in their browser. Google is now providing the entire data set behind this algorithm as an open source API, allowing developers to research the way people draw.
Kairos, known for its cloud-based face recognition solution, has introduced an on-premise version of its API. An on-premise option allows users to better secure their use cases, and reduces latency between apps that consume the API, and the compute-heavy cloud where Kairos built its tech.
Facebook just announced the upcoming beta release of PyTorch 1.0. The AI framework fuses the research oriented capabilities of PyTorch with the production and scaling functionality of Caffe2 and ONNX. Facebook has already implemented PyTorch 1.0 to power many of its AI products.
simPRO, a business management software provider focused on the trade service industries, has launched an API for integrating its services with third party applications. The API grants access to simPRO's entire suite of Enterprise and Service level features. The API will be available globally.
Google has announced the general availability of Cloud Text-to-Speech and a beta release of Cloud Text-to-Speech Audio Profiles. The company also announced updates to Cloud Speech-to-Text which include the addition of multi-channel recognition, speaker diarization, and language auto-detect.
Oracle today unveiled GraphPipe, an open-source standard that aims to simplify machine learning model serving. GraphPipe itself is a high-performance protocol for transmitting machine learning data between remote processes that Oracle developed to address machine learning model challenges.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Intelligence, and Accounting. Featured is an API for self-checkout at retail stores and an API for troubleshooting User Experience issues. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google made announcements this week that show its continued dedication to artificial intelligence. Cloud AutoML is now in beta with natural language and translation features. Dialogflow Enterprise received new features. Contact Center AI was introduced as Google's end to end call center solution.
Huawei is opening its AI platform by making a number of AI-based APIs available to developers. The company is making APIs available via its Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. Among the APIs available are a natural language API, voice recognition API, and visual recognition API.
When Google opened its Tensor Flow machine learning (ML) tech, it also unleashed a tidal wave of possibilities, potentially triggering a tipping point as businesses begin to understand what ML can do for them. But for many ML remains an enigma. This tutorial is for those of us who are such mortals.
Recent research uncovered that Microsoft's Cognitive Services Face API is plagued with a gender and racial bias common across the AI and machine learning technologies. With three tweaks to its Face API, Microsoft has greatly improved accuracy to detect gender across skin tones.
AWS DeepLens is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. AWS DeepLens is a deep learning-enabled video camera for developers. The initial release of the camera will include six sample projects, and it comes with pre-trained models, tutorials, code, and other tools for developers.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
Google today debuted ML Kit, a new software developer kit with five core APIs that gives mobile developers the power to instantly add machine learning to their apps all through Firebase. If you're looking to add some serious computational smarts to your app, this is the tool you need.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence have been a part of the API conversation for a number of years now. When it comes to Machine Learning, it's no secret that Python is one of the most popular languages. This article looks at five Python based tools for working with Machine Learning.
Swift for TensorFlow, a solution for building machine learning models, is now an open source project. Originally created by Google, Swift for TensorFlow gives developers "the power of TensorFlow directly integrated into the Swift programming language." Swift is an increasingly popular language.
Melissa made a name for itself building contact data quality and identity verification services. The company has taken its next with the introduction of a single portal for various API access to its services. Melissa Developer provides access to business identification and location services.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).