Apple Just Acquired This Little-Known Artificial Intelligence Startup

Apple just acquired this little-known artificial intelligence startup

  • Apple has acquired a data mining and machine learning company Lattice.io, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
  • Apple confirmed the acquisition exclusively to Fortune via telephone on Saturday, and provided the following statement via email: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
  • There isn’t much information publicly available about Lattice, but according to the company’s CrunchBase profile, the startup was born out a Stanford research project called DeepDive.
  • The company’s technology appears to use machine learning to parse through databases or the web to answer queries.
  • Lattice was co-founded by Chris Re, a professor of computer science at Stanford, and Michael Cafarella, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan.

Apple’s latest artificial intelligence acquisition, Lattice, was co-founded by Stanford and University of Michigan professors.
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Play a piano duet with Google’s AI partner

Play a piano duet with Google's #AI partner

  • Musician Yotam Mann first debuted the app at an event back in November after staying at Google Creative Lab in New York, then open-sourced the code for it.
  • On desktop, your home keys activate a slice of the piano’s middle notes, while mobile users can tap directly on the screen.
  • It’s playful and easy to use, if not totally intuitive about when your AI partner will jump in already.VIDEOThe app runs off Tone.js, an audio library that Mann built himself, but its accompaniment logic is built off Magenta, Google’s TensorFlow framework for deep learning.
  • But as Mann tells in the video above, it’s not just the AI that’s adjusting to humans: As their digital partner riffed new tones off their original notes, folks kept playing to build a simultaneous harmony, creating a continual play loop.

When Google tries to educate public about its AI research, it often releases tools that playfully explain the grittier, technical corners of artificial intellig…
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Google AI’s photo recognition achieves 94 percent accuracy

#google AI’s photo recognition achieves 94 percent accuracy

  • Google AI’s photo recognition achieves 94 percent accuracy
  • If you’re fascinated by the technical aspects of photo recognition, you can read the paper Google recently released about it .
  • Google has labeled my son as a dog in several photos
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Google has released their latest TensorFlow model, and through its Inception V3 image modeling system, it can describe images with astounding accuracy.
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Search Ad Giant Baidu Is Focusing on Artificial Intelligence

.@Baidu is on a big push for AI, though vast majority of revenue is still from online ads

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  • The Chinese Company’s Self-Driving Cars Got Approved for Testing in California
  • China has tightened the regulations for online advertising in China, prompted by a national outcry over Baidu’s healthcare ads.
  • Baidu has cut the amount of ads its shows per page.
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Baidu, the world’s No. 3 force in online advertising after Google and Facebook, sees artificial intelligence as the next big thing.
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