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Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Time is one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of deep learning. It can take days to train one of these systems even if you have massive computing power at your disposal -- on more modest hardware, it can take weeks. Google might just fix that. It's releasing an open source tool, …

Machine Learning

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What No One Ever Tells You About Tiny Homes

My husband and I share a 492-square-foot apartment in Cambridge, Mass. We inhabit a “micro apartment,” or what is sometimes called a tiny house. This label is usually proudly applied to dwellings under 500 square feet, according to Wikipedia. We are unwittingly on a very small bandwagon, part of a …

Tiny House Movement

Challenge Grant Update: How Orlando's planning for smart growth

<i>We were in Orlando this week to deliver our second Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant workshop. Orlando is one of the five winners of</i> …

Cities

AWS Greengrass – Embedded Lambda Compute in Connected Devices - Amazon Web Services

<b>Respond to Local Events in Near Real-time</b><p>AWS Greengrass devices can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for …

Cloud Computing

AWS makes Greengrass generally available

The Internet of Things service, which allows customers to program and update IoT devices with AWS Lambda, is available now in Amazon's US East and US …

Internet of Things

Map of NY seascape reveals a wildlife treasure trove

<b>Just in time for World Oceans Day, the new map displays a stunning diversity of marine life, including one of the most endangered whales on the</b> …

The art of listening to birds with David Sibley

<b>In which the walking ornithology encyclopedia known as David Sibley showed me how to identify birds by their songs in New York City's Central Park.</b><p>It …

Birds

Looking Ahead: 8 Architecture and Construction Industry Trends for the Next 30 Years

VIATechnik specializes in technology for the architecture, engineering and construction industries and works with clients in the realm of virtual reality, BIM services and artificial intelligence. Architizer is glad to present a selection of the firm’s blog posts on all things AEC. check out their …

Construction

Intel teams up with DARPA to make HIVE Big Data platform a reality

The new system will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to boost data handling and analytics.<p>Intel and the US Defense Advanced Research …

Big Data

Snapchat introduces World Lenses – live filters for just about anything

Snapchat is adding a new way to use its app that brings its popular filters beyond faces. The new ‘World Lenses’ add augmented reality elements to any scene you can capture with your camera, placing 3D objects you can actually walk around with your smartphone’s camera, which is actually a lot …

Augmented Reality

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump

President Trump’s unfortunate and misguided rollback of environmental protections has led to a depressing and widespread belief that the United States can no longer meet its commitment under the Paris climate change agreement. But here’s the good news: It’s wrong.<p>No matter what roadblocks the White …

Climate

The No Impact Experiment

The No Impact Experiment is a one-week carbon cleanse. It is a chance for you to see what a difference no-impact living can have on your quality of …

Data storage and analytics startup Qumulo raises another $30M, total funding up to $130M

Qumulo has spent the past five years building out its cloud-based platform that helps companies store and manage their data usage. Now the company is …

Machine learning adds punch to predictive analytics

How businesses can make better use of the data they're gathering.<p>Predictive analytics has become an increasingly important tool for businesses as …

Connected Citizens Summit

Connectivity might just be the 21st Century’s greatest disruptor. From Smart Cities to Smart Governments, smart citizens are harnessing <b>IoT technology</b> …

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Article<p>Dark analytics: Illuminating opportunities hidden within unstructured data Tech Trends 2017<p>February 07, 2017<p>What’s in the unexplored recesses …

Big Data

AI and the rising expectations for enterprise software

From the dawn of the information age, computers have helped us accelerate our understanding of business performance and opportunities for improvements. We rely on them to tackle the routine, yet often complex, calculations underlying our most important metrics: revenue, growth, costs, and …

Enterprise Software

Huawei announces collaboration with Honeywell to develop smart building offerings

At CeBIT 2017, the world's largest ICT exhibition, Huawei announced that it is collaborating with Honeywell to bring to market smart building …

Helping Government Leaders Convert Civic Data into Sound Policy

Three heavy hitters in the Pacific Northwest have formed an alliance they say will bring data front and center as a driver of social change.<p>The …

Mumbai To Host Green Building Conference in November

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - the creators of the LEED green building rating system – have announced that Greenbuild, their flagship …

Construction

Real Estate Standards Organization

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) has released a free web API tool for real estate software developers, including the source code for …

'4 Cs' — Committment, Collaboration, Consistency, Community — Crucial for Smart Cities

A new white paper co-sponsored by the United Parcel Service and the Consumer Technology Association holds a number of sobering but intriguing …