Computer Brain Escapes Google’s X Lab to Supercharge Search

Computer Brain Escapes Google’s X Lab to Supercharge Search

Two years ago Stanford professor Andrew Ng joined Google’s X Lab, the research group that’s given us Google Glass and the company’s driverless cars. His mission: to harness Google’s massive data centers and build artificial intelligence systems on an unprecedented scale. He ended up working with one of Google’s top engineers to build the world’s largest neural network; A kind of computer brain that can learn about reality in much the same way that the human brain learns new things…

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To Ease Small Screen Nesting, Pinterest Mobile Adds Search Suggestions, Mentions, And Notifications

To Ease Small Screen Nesting, Pinterest Mobile Adds Search Suggestions, Mentions, And Notifications

Pinterest works best on the web, with its big images and pinning from other browser tabs. But mobile is the future and Pinterest needs to play catch up there. A few days ago Pinterest mobile added search suggestions to make single screen pinning easier. Its iOS and Android apps also got basics like notifications and mentions …

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Meet Buck: Facebook’s secret weapon for building Android apps

Meet Buck: Facebook’s secret weapon for building Android apps

Facebook is becoming a mobile company — or rather a “mobile best” one if you believe founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret that the company has had its hiccups when it comes to mobile applications, but in a new post on its engineering blog, Facebook reveals a build system that it uses to produce Android apps it calls Buck. Today, that system has gone open source and is available on Github

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Netflix’s Adrian Cockcroft at GLUE 2013: Open source, the cloud and the Chaos Gorilla

Netflix’s Adrian Cockcroft at GLUE 2013: Open source, the cloud and the Chaos Gorilla

As we quickly approach the start of GLUE Conference 2013, I wanted to take a minute to sit down with one of GLUE’s keynote speakers, Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix. Since GLUE is all about the ties that bind when it comes to the Internet (cloud, APIs, backends, full-stack development, et al.) it made sense to talk to one of Netflix’s Cloud Architects about how the company has changed as it has grown.

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