Geoffrey Hinton was briefly a Google intern in 2012 because of bureaucracy

Geoffrey Hinton is one the most famous researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. His work helped to kick off the world of deep learning...

Facebook’s Eddie O’Neil takes over Platform as Deb Liu grows Marketplace

There’s a new czar running Facebook’s developer platform tools. Because Facebook’s classifieds feature Marketplace is growing, it will now command the full attention of Deb...

Heptio raises $25M Series B to help bring cloud-native computing to the enterprise

Heptio, the startup founded by Kubernetes co-founders Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda (who started the open-source project together with Brendan Burns who is now at...

The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

Adam Coates, director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab, has left the company, according to a recent LinkedIn update from Coates. Coates joined the Chinese search...

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads....

Google publishes its documentation style guide for developers

Documentation is often an afterthought — especially for open-source projects. That can make it harder for newcomers to join a project, for example, and sometimes...

Google’s Transformer solves a tricky problem in machine translation

Machine learning has turned out to be a very useful tool for translation, but it has a few weak spots. The tendency of translation models...

Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Babysitters Club

Okay, full disclosure, I never read any Babysitters Club book. But you know what I’m talking about, right? We all had some endless series we...

Black Girls Code raises $154K after turning down six figures from Uber

Last week, we reported Black Girls Code turned down a $125,000 grant from Uber in what Black Girls Code CEO Kimberly Bryant described to me...

Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers

Plaid, which is best known for helping financial services customers build applications with direct connections to their users’ bank accounts, announced today that they have...

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VR helped a terminally ill diver swim the Great Barrier Reef...

A charity in the U.K. this week used virtual reality to grant a terminally ill cancer patient his dream of exploring a underwater...