Microsoft’s Huge Update Could Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Apps

This has been a good week for artificial intelligence: On Monday, Google publicly released TensorFlow, a powerful machine learning platform that researchers can use to create their own artificial intelligence programs. On Tuesday Nvidia announced a sizable update to its supercomputer-on-a-chip, the Jetson TX1. Now Microsoft has updated its own suite of artificial intelligence tools, called Project Oxford, with a series of powerful new features that could soon find their way in apps used by all of us, including a program that identifies human emotion, and another that can identify individual human voices in a noisy room. The big new features include a series of new application programming interfaces (APIs), which are tools that software developers outside Microsoft can use to build their own independent apps. Microsoft mainly hyped its…


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