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AWS suits up more enterprise perks

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More AWS perks for business users Amazon Web Services has beefed up its identity management and access control capabilities so that businesses…

Deep learning might help you get an ultrasound at Walgreens

A new startup called Butterfly Network, from genomic-technology pioneer Jonathan Rothberg, hopes to improve the world of medical imaging using advanced chip technologies, tablet devices and deep learning. Rothberg explains how and why deep learning is key to the company’s plans.

AlchemyAPI now recognizes famous faces (and can learn yours, too)

AlchemyAPI’s deep-learning-based system can now be used to tag famous people in photos, or to recognize non-celebrities via labeled images in corporate or social networks. It’s the latest — but not the last — service the company has released since getting started analyzing text in 2012.

Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.

More deep learning for the masses, courtesy of Ersatz Labs

A startup called Ersatz Labs is promising deep learning, delivered via appliance or the cloud, usable by pretty much anybody already familiar with machine learning. It’s the latest attempt to take the data-processing approach out of the lab and into the mainstream.

Why Nvidia thinks it can power the AI revolution

GPU maker Nvidia is hoping to ride the wave of artificial intelligence. The company is already powering machine learning workloads within data centers of large companies, but now it’s targeting individuals with a cheap-but-powerful development kit targeted at robotics and the internet of things.

Facebook shows off its deep learning skills with DeepFace

A Facebook research paper details a new method for recognizing the people in images by combining deep learning techniques with a method for recomposing angled images as straight-on ones. It’s the latest in a series of advances web companies have made in this field.

Why video is the next big thing in big data

One of the big themes at our Structure Data conference in March is the advent of new techniques to make sense of new data sources. One of the most-promising is video, which had value well beyond capturing crimes and making us laugh on YouTube.