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From the Editor: Machine Learning Frameworks for Mainstream Developers
Machine learning is, without a doubt, one of the most important skills to master for software developers. However, machine learning is still perceived as a discipline that requires a deep computer science and mathematical knowledge. That same perception is preventing mainstream developers to deep dive into machine learning which is hurting the growth in the space.
For machine learning to go mainstream, we need the adoption of frameworks by mobile and web developers and for that we need simpler frameworks. Recently, Google Research published a study outlining some guidelines for the design of machine learning frameworks that can be adopted by a broader range of developers. Capabilities such as model reuse, best practices abstractions or simply better tooling made it to the top of the list. One thing is certain, mainstream machine learning adoption will require a different type of framework.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
Converting Text to Images
Amazon AI researchers published a paper outlining a method that uses adversarial neural networks to generate images from text.
Better Machine Learning Frameworks
Google AI researchers published a paper outlining some guidelines for designing machine learning frameworks that can be used by mainstream developers.
Alliances in Reinforcement Learning
DeepMind published a research paper that proposes a model of economic competition to foment alliances in multi-agent environments.
Cool AI Tech Releases
Open source machine learning platform Kubeflow finally reached version 1.0.
Uber unveiled details about its infrastructure for versioning and managing machine learning models.
AI in the Real World
High Performance AI Chips
Alphabet X’ Tidal
Alphabet R&D arm X unveiled Tidal, an underwater camera system that can detect behavior in fish populations.
Mind Controlled Prosthetics
AI researchers from the University of Michigan shared a new proof of concept that uses machine learning to interpret nerve signals to control a prosthetic hand.
Autonomous Ship to Cross the Atlantic
IBM and Promare are planning to test an AI-powered maritime navigation system to send ship across the Atlantic.