The IBM Watson Document Conversion Integration NodeJS Sample Code by IBM demonstrates how to integrate document conversion into applications. The code available can retrieve answers from a document to upload into rank and service. This method aims to organize the answers for users.
Microsoft has unveiled a Speech Devices SDK that allows manufacturers of microphone-enabled devices to integrate their devices with the cloud-based Microsoft Speech service. The Speech Devices SDK consists of a pre-tuned library that is paired with a microphone-enabled device.
Microsoft announced a number of new API features within its Project Oxford artificial intelligence platform. The Face API was updated with facial hair and smile prediction. Other tools were officially opened up for public beta (e.g. spell check, CRIS, video editing, and more).
Apache recently released the first 2.x line of Apache Spark. Of the many updates that improve performance, a number of API changes tell the story of the move to 2.0. A new Structured Streaming API and the consolidation of existing APIs provide new capabilities and simplified use.