Sinners, you are not alone. That is the message a Mechanical Nun art project currently underway in San Francisco hopes to deliver. The nun will record your confession, parse your sins, and link those sins to a location. The data will then be made available in an API for visualization on a map so sinners can see they are in good company, and hopefully, as a result, be able to let go of some guilty feelings.
Google has announced updates to the Cloud Speech API which include the addition of word-level timestamps which means that timestamp information is now available for each word in the transcript. Also, the API now supports long-form audio files up to three hours long and 30 additional languages.
We have covered the BigML API before because of its innovative use of machine learning through an API tied up with very easy to use interface. Think of it as Google Prediction API but without a black box algorithm, and with enhanced real time data visualizations and a much better user interface and crisper documentation.