Saturday, May 27, 2017

Android Go for += billion

xlab/android-go: The android-go project provides a platform for writing native Android apps in Go programming language.

“Android Go” will strip Android down for ultra-low-budget phones | Ars Technica

Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones | TechCrunch

"There are 2 billion Android devices currently in use around the world. Google is now thinking about the next 2 billion devices. In order to do this, Google has a new project called Android Go. It’s a lightweight version of the upcoming version of Android (Android O) with optimized apps and Play Store."

Google is taking another shot at budget Android phones with Android Go - The Verge

AI HW: Google TPU vs Nvidia GPU

Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free | TechCrunch
"At the end of Google I/O, the company unveiled a new program to give researchers access to the company’s most advanced machine learning technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be application based and open to anyone conducting research, rather than just members of academia."

"Musical Intelligence" (not AI) Composer Program

Emily Howell - Wikipedia

"Emily Howell is a computer program created by UC Santa Cruz professor of music David Cope.[1]Emily Howell is an interactive interface that "hears" feedback from listeners, and builds its own musical compositions from a source database, derived from a previous composing program called Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI).[2] Cope attempts to “teach” the program by providing feedback so that it can cultivate its own "personal" style.[1] The software appears to be based on latent semantic analysis.[3] Emily Howell’s first album[4] was released in February 2009 by Centaur Records (CRC 3023). Titled From Darkness, Light"