AI News: August 2017

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In this episode you'll learn about an open source alternative to Siri or Alexa, highlight some performance optimizations included in the free Intel distribution for Python, and we'll point you to the upcoming International Conference on Machine Learning!

Hi. I'm David Shaw, and welcome to AI News. In this episode, we will cover an open source alternative to Syria and Alexa, tell you about the new release of the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, and finally point you to the upcoming International Conference on Machine Learning. 

If you're looking for an alternative to Syria or Alexa, Mycroft might be the next best thing to bring vocal computing to your projects. Mycroft makes use of deep learning, natural language processing, graphing databases, and the latest and greatest in distributed computing technology. It is also built on accessible technology, specifically Python. The Mycroft framework is designed to be portable and accessible for novice programmers, yet powerful enough for experienced programmers to achieve anything they can imagine. Read this article to learn more about Mycroft from the Intel software innovators behind the Mycroft team. 

Intel recently launched the Movidius Neural Computer Stick. It is the world's first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained AI accelerator. It delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge. Movidius does not require a cloud connection. It aims to reduce barriers to developing, tuning, and deploying AI applications by delivering high performance, deep neural network processing in a small form factor. 

The International Conference on Machine Learning is just around the corner. This year, it'll be hosted in Sydney, Australia and runs from August 6th through the 11th. CML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society. 

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