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Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 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.
This portion of our series about the Most Interesting APIs in 2018 encompasses all APIs developers could utilize for data manipulation purposes, such as accessing data, extracting data from web sources, creating reports and visualizations, database administration, linking data in apps, and more.
Box has announced the general availability of Box Skills Kit, a framework for AI integration that provides developers with powerful ways to use AI to analyze and enhance users content on Box. The company also announced partnerships that aim to simplify the design and implementation of Box Skills.
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.
Tisane Labs has introduced an API to detect and classify abusive text content. The AI-powered service identifies such speech across 27 languages. Not only can the service pinpoint specific words, it can classify the type of abusive content for labeling, moderation, and prevention.
Bitvore's Precision News artificial intelligence technology can scour unstructured data across news sources throughout the world. It can deliver information on material changes and metrics that analysts can use in decision making. Now, the AI can be integrated with third party applications.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.
Playing a game of catch-up, Samsung said developers will soon be able to integrate their apps into Bixby, the company's personal assistant. Since launch, Bixby has failed to gain traction with users and it is far behind Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, and even Apple's Siri. Will this fix it?
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
Estated, a leading property data provider, today announced the latest version of their property data API. Businesses and developers will now have access to over 135M properties and nearly 160M parcels across the United States. Estated now offers a RESO compliant Universal Property ID search feature.
Everypixel, a stock image search engine that uses AI to analyze images on the basis of aesthetic appeal, has expanded the Everypixel API to include User Generated Content Photography Scoring. The API already provided functionality for image tagging, stock photo scoring, and visual search.
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.
The cost of bad data is high – from faulty insights, poor business decisions and lost sales to an annual cost of $3.1 trillion for U.S. companies alone. Melissa offers a white paper weighing the pros and cons of addressing data quality in-house versus an off-the-shelf solution.
Amazon has released three new APIs that expand the capabilities of doorbells, cameras, and other smart devices on users' front porches. The APIs help Alexa respond to doorbell presses, motion detection, and enable two way communication between someone at the front door and Alexa interactions.
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.
eBay has introduced HeadGaze, a technology that allows users to control an iPhone through head motions. The technology uses Apple's ARKit and resulted in a test app that allows users to swipe through deals on eBay (HeadSwipe). eBay has open sourced the technology and posted on GitHub.