GPUs Help Cut Siri’s Error Rate by Half

To make Siri great, Apple employed several artificial intelligence experts three years ago to apply deep learning to their intelligent mobile smart assistant. The team began training a neural net to replace the original Siri. “We have the biggest and … Read more

Using Sketches to Search for Products Online

Sometimes drawing a quick sketch is easier than using text to describe a particular product you have in mind. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London created a tool that recognizes hand-drawn sketches on a smartphone or tablet and uses them to search for … Read more

Facebook and CUDA Accelerate Deep Learning Research

Last Thursday at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in New York, Facebook announced a new piece of open source software aimed at streamlining and accelerating deep learning research. The software, named Torchnet, provides developers with … Read more

Pinterest Introduces the Future of Visual Search

The popular social photo sharing site is adding the ability for people to take a photo of things in the real-world and get recommendations for similar products on Pinterest. For example, If you take a photo of a room with a purse and a lamp on a table that you like, Pinterest will show you […] … Read more

New App Uses Deep Learning to Suggest Emojis

Dango is a new mobile that automatically suggests the best emoji, stickers and GIF images to include in your text conversations. The app relies on a neural network to understand the context of your conversation and predict the best visuals to help you communicate. … Read more