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Google has a slew of artificial intelligence announcements it’s making this week at its Cloud Next conference, which kicks off in San Francisco today, and many are focused on the company’s democratization of machine learning tools. Starting today, Google’s AutoML Vision tool will now be available in public beta after an alpha period that started back in January with the launch of its Cloud AutoML initiative, the company announced during its keynote. Cloud AutoML is basically a way to allow non-experts — those without machine learning expertise or even coding fluency — to train their own self-learning models, all using tools that exist as part of Google’s cloud computing offering. The first of these tools was AutoML Vision, which lets you create a machine learning model for image and object recognition. Google makes these tools legible to those outside the software engineering and AI fields by using a simple graphical interface and universally … [Read more...] about Google is adding new automated machine learning tools and bringing its AI software to call centers
Apple doubles down on user privacy and security This year's Platforms State of the Union kicked off with a look at Apple's commitment to user privacy and security. The company reviewed its data minimization techniques, reminded developers of its choice to use on-device intelligence for things like search and Photos, detailed its data protection techniques (including Face ID, automatic on-device encryption, App Transport Security, CloudKit, etc.), revealed that two-thirds of its users have Apple ID accounts protected by two-factor authentication, reviewed its transparency and control policies, and — most importantly — gave a closer look at iOS 12's new password management features. Along with the option to create, store, and autofill strong and unique passwords that sync across devices using iCloud, passwords will not only autofill in Safari, they'll also be available to users in third-party apps. Apple also showed off a nifty new feature involving two-factor authentication. … [Read more...] about Platforms State of the Union: Important highlights from the event!