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Google has announced the release of a beta version of the popular TensorFlow machine learning library. According to the company, "TensorFlow 2.0 focuses on simplicity and ease of use, with updates like eager execution, intuitive higher-level APIs, and flexible model building on any platform."
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Machine Learning, DevOps, and Identity. Highlights include Microsoft Azure Cognitive APIs such as an API that recognizes handwriting, plus DigitalOwl semantic APIs. Here's a look at what's new.
Roughly half a year after Amazon first announced API access to the machine learning technology that drives its own Amazon.com retail business, the AWS team has made Amazon Personalize generally available. In its first release, the API is open to AWS customers in the US, APAC, and EU.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Financial and Contacts. Highlights include an API for hyper-local weather data, an API for adding satellite imagery to apps, and the Firebase ML Kit SDKs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google continues to update ML Kit to enable developers to create applications for mobile devices that utilize the power of machine learning. Google recently reported that improvements in ML Kit make it possible for mobile devices to perform ML functions even when disconnected from the internet.
Microsoft has announced preview versions of its Personalizer API, Conversation transcription API, Form Recognizer API, and Ink Recognizer API. All four APIs enhance existing machine learning and artificial intelligence-driven features within the Cognitive Services portfolio.
Scrapinghub has taken the next step in its web scraping and data extraction tools development. Its latest Developer Data Extraction API is an AI-driven data extraction API that eliminates the need to build custom spiders for each target site. The API extracts product data and article data.
Looker has introduced a number of new developer tools to extend both its use to the business community and the developer community. A new SDK and set of open source tools aim to support new Looker apps and use cases through third parties, and four new visualizations provide new business insights.
Until recently, Google's ML Kit machine learning functionality has focused on video and image processing. Now, Google has introduced two APIs that expand ML Kit into the language space. The Smart Reply API suggests responses within chat apps, and Language Identification identifies text language.
Google this week made Coral available to developers as a public beta. Google built Coral to boost the presence of on-device artificial intelligence. Making the AI calculations possible on a local, rather than server, level eliminates latency and improves the turn-around time for results.
A preview version of TensorFlow 2.0 has been expected for a number of months. The alpha preview release is now available. Google announced its release at the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019. The focus of the latest release is ease of use, simplicity, and accessibility for developers.
Roughly a year after Elastic Beam launched a machine-learning driven API security solution, Ping Identity stepped-in, acquired the startup, and folded it into its portfolio as the Ping Intelligence Business Unit. With dust from that marriage having settled, Ping's Jason Bonds gives us an update.
R2.ai, provider of enterprise artificial intelligence solutions, has recently announced the release of a new software as a service (SaaS) offering, designed to extend the reach of the company’s on-premises solution. Developers can use the R2.ai API to integrate AutoML into existing platforms.
Ping Identity's API security solution, PingIntelligence for APIs, recently received a series of improvements. New features include cloud-based access, detection of new/API-specific cyber threats, Splunk environment support, and an expanded portfolio of API gateways capable of integration.
Kong announced two new features that aim to simplify API development with the assistance of AI and ML. The new tools, Kong Brain and Kong immunity, have been added to the company’s Kong Enterprise platform and automate processes that include documentation, configuration, and traffic analysis.
TensorFlow 2.0 is almost here. The team originally announced TensorFlow 2.0 late last year, and now more details have been announced. A public preview is expected in early this year with a new central API model, new features, changes, and a particular focus on experimentation.
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.
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.
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.