Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream

With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the tools necessary to commercialize artificial intelligence. The latest startup, Petuum, is announcing a $93 million Series B this morning from Softbank and Advantech Capital. Founded last year by Dr. Eric … More…

Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform

Splunk has always been data central for IT operations info, but as the logs fill up with ever-increasing amounts of data, it has become impossible for humans to keep up. Recognizing this, Splunk started building in machine learning and artificial intelligence last year, and this week they are enhancing those … More…

Googles AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, dont panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, thats kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there is a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Googles AI researchers recently happened across. … More…