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- ARM unveils two new AI chip designs to ride the machine learning wave: There's a strong initiative to push AI computing to the "edge", giving devices like smartphones or IoT appliances the ability to perform machine learning inference offline. These new chip designs from ARM contribute to this trend by speeding up ML algorithms.
- Microsoft's Cognitive Services highlight AI data issues: Data management is a huge topic as the GDPR regulation is about to roll out and every company is rushing to update its online services in order to comply. It seems that some of Microsoft's Cognitive Services still rely on data retention policies that prevent its customers to have full control on the data they provide.
- Microsoft ranked 5th in the AI category of Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies.
- Preparing for malicious uses of AI: Some people are concerned about the risks of AI going wrong, but we should be much more worried about AI applications that are deliberately malicious! AI is great at automating and parallelizing human tasks and that could be (or probably already is) applied to cyber attacks or phishing scams.
- Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware: The two companies' expanding collaboration yields obvious mutual benefits, helping Xiaomi to strengthen its position in the West and keeping Microsoft in the mobile game.
- AI in plain sight: A great episode of the "This is AI" podcast contemplating how much AI is already at work in our daily lifes!
- LUIS.AI: Automated Machine Learning for custom language understanding: A great overview of the concepts behind Microsoft's LUIS service with some relevant customer use-cases.
- How to test a chatbot — part 2: superpowers for the testers: Second installment of this series about testing bots, discussing the required balance between manual and automated testing.