The MIT had released a new project called "The Engine".
In the wake of the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and the FBI over encryption, GCHQ director Robert Hannigan addressed the issue in his speech at the MIT. He calls for a discussion and cooperation between agencies and tech companies especially in the US and the UK.
An MIT research team has introduced a new computer chip, Eyeriss, that will allow IoT devices to go through deep learning process. Data collected by the devices, is currently uploaded to the internet for processing by power servers. Eyeriss chip processes the collected data locally using the neural technology and thus ensures data security and reduces power consumption.
Researchers at MIT have discovered that much of the data sent and received by 500 most popular Android applications for Google Android cell phones do not have any significant effect on the users' experience.
The GPU-centric company Nvidia announced a new developer module called Jetson TX1 with an emphasis on machine learning to equip boards, drones, robotics, and other devices. The piece of machine learning hardware is described to be the size of a credit card.
The recent survey from Reuters shows that U.S. universities are the home of the most innovative projects. Though Asian universities have been fairly competent with universities from Korea, Japan, Singapore, and China.
Toyota announces that the company is venturing into creating more intelligent car industry. According to the announcement, the Japanese car manufacturer is investing $50 million for research purposes in collaboration with Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The MIT Technology Review has recently released its list of the top companies from different fields of industry who have made impressive strides in its fields. The list showed companies who made dramatic developments in different fields, including engineering, agricultural technology, and the world wide Web.
Arthur Ventures gave a $1 million investment for the seed funding round of Drifty, a startup that provides tools that allows mobile developers to develop apps and websites, TechCrunch reported.
The Linux Foundation will make its "Introduction to Linux" course available to anyone who wishes to learn about the open source software for free on the edX platform VentureBeat reported.
Menlo Park, US-based scientific outsourcing startup and service provider Transcriptic bagged a total of $4.1 million in funding to introduce automation and robots into the process of scientific research.
Cambridge, England-based company Kensho closed a $10-million seed funding round for a cloud-based intelligent market research assistant called Warren that can answer complex financial queries in natural language.
Drugmakers from Europe are getting lured to the Boston-Cambridge area as the biotechnology boom makes it the envy of other biotechnolgy hubs in the world, Bloomberg reported.