Cognitive computing

News & developments in the world of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing.

Firefox ‘Reality’ now available Viveport, Oculus, & Daydream

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The 1st release of Firefox Reality is available in the Viveport, Oculus, & Daydream app stores. Mozilla Firefox Reality brings 3D Web & immersive Content experiences at the browser level. Among these features is the ability to search the web using your voice. Text input is still a chore for virtual reality, and this is a great first step towards solving that. With Firefox Reality you can choose to search using the microphone in your headset. Click here to read more.

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Facebook ‘Rosetta’ understands text in images & videos – AI

It extracts text from more than a billion public Facebook & Instagram images & even video frames (in a wide variety of languages), daily, & in real time. All of this will,Improve user experiences, such as a more relevant photo search or the incorporation of text into screen readers that make Facebook more accessible for the visually impaired.


Baidu’s new platform makes Machine Learning easy

For those of you out there who do not have any tech knowledge yet want to learn about how to make Machine Learning (ML) models, Chinese co Baidu has just the tool for you — EZDL. Launched a few days ago in beta, this tool makes it easy for almost anyone to build, design, & deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) models. Here’s how EZDL does it – 1st you require about 20-100 images, or more than 50 audio files, assigned to each label. Training to build a custom sound classification model takes about an hour, claims Baidu. Generated algorithms can be deployed in the Cloud & accessed via an API, or you can even download it in the form of a software development kit that supports iOS, Android, & other operating systems.