Google has opened their Cloud Vision API. When backed by their Machine Vision infrastructure, this API enables developer to give their applications vision capability. This article gives a high level overview of the API and a short tutorial for building an application that uses Google Cloud Vision.
RAISR, Google's proof-of-concept, neural-network-backed image sampler, represents a fundamental shift to the visual paradigm of the web. Though it's true impact is still a ways away, it marks the point where people in the front-end world should start to get very interested in machine learning.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Climate, and Artificial Intelligence. Highlights include an API for validating data for AI applications, and an API that uses AI for music creation and composition. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.