Google introduces machine learning APIs

Bundled in a note announcing a new Oregon Cloud Region (us-west1) for its Cloud Platform, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) also shared news on language and speech machine learning APIs the company has been working on. Cloud Natural Language and Cloud Speech are now in open beta. Cloud Natural Language has the ability to analyze sentiment within blocks of text and identify people, organizations, locations, events, product and media. It is also capable of recognizing structure and meaning of text. Here is a demo of the Cloud Natural Language API evaluating text from The New York Times and Harry Potter. Cloud Speech API will enable speech-to-text rendering in 80+ languages, citing IoT devices and apps as use cases for the service. The technology the API is built on has already enabled voice…


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