With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool can predict how current drugs—including unlikely candidates—can combine in new ways to create more effective treatments. “This could replace our traditional trial-and-error system for drug development that is comparatively slow and expensive,” says Sriram Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the …

A new technique can predict the final size of wildfires from the moment of ignition, researchers report. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help forecast whether a wildfire will be small, medium, or large by the time it has run its course—knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources. …

Besides “fake news”, there’s been another term which has caused many debates around it: deepfake. These seemingly realistic videos that are, in fact, manipulated have become more problematic lately, casting a shadow on the trust people have in media. Can blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to combat deepfake, to restore the public confidence …

TF Dev Summit ‘19 | tf.function and Autograph Here we show how to construct graphs in tf 2.X. The new API, tf.function, makes it very easy to create and run graphs. See the revamped dev site → https://www.tensorflow.org/ 

TF Dev Summit ’19 | Introducing TensorFlow 2.0 and its high-level APIs At TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019, the TensorFlow team introduced the Alpha version of TensorFlow 2.0! With TensorFlow 2.0, we are consolidating our APIs and integrating Keras across the TensorFlow ecosystem. In this talk, we give an overview of what to expect with TensorFlow …

At HUAWEI ECO-CONNECT EUROPE 2019, Huawei officially released the AI Ecosystem Program in Europe and announced an investment of 100 million euros in the next 5 years. This program unlocks a new chapter for the computing industry in Europe. 4 Initiatives Underpinning the AI Ecosystem Program According to Jiang Tao, VP of Intelligent Computing BU, …

TF Dev Summit ’19 | TensorFlow.js 1.0 TensorFlow.js A JavaScript library for training and deploying ML models in the browser and on Node.js. In this talk we highlight the major capabilities of the library as well as give a development update on the major changes since the project was launched in 2018. Speakers: Yannick Assogba, …

Android Dev Summit 2019 | On-device ML: Tackling Complex Use Cases with ML Kit ML Kit makes it easy to integrate ML powered solutions into your apps, either through our turn-key Vision and Natural Language processing APIs or with your own custom TF Lite models. Not only can you easily tackle singular tasks like Text …

Robots used to be restricted to heavy lifting or fine detail work in factories. Now Boston Dynamics’ nimble four-legged robot, Spot, is available for companies to lease to carry out various real-world jobs, a sign of just how common interactions between humans and machines have become in recent years. And while Spot is versatile and …

TF Dev Summit ’19 | TF Lattice: Control Your ML with Monotonicity This AI safety solution lets you guarantee that your TF models behave like you think they should by letting you control your ML with monotonicity constraints. Speaker: Maya Gupta