Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of January 19th…
Amazon announces twenty finalist cities for HQ2
Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. Today, Amazon announced it has chosen the 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process. Spoilers: Winnipeg is not on the list.
Twitch challenges YouTube with new video producer tools, Disney partnership
"The challenge frequently faced is that when the time comes to share recorded content with the world, success is in the hands of algorithms," Twitch's press release stated. "Video Producer gives creators more options, more control, and more opportunities to find viewers, grow an audience, and make a living doing what they love."
Google makes machine learning image classifier available to the public
"Our first Cloud AutoML release will be Cloud AutoML Vision, a service that makes it faster and easier to create custom ML models for image recognition. Its drag-and-drop interface lets you easily upload images, train and manage models, and then deploy those trained models directly on Google Cloud. Early results using Cloud AutoML Vision to classify popular public datasets like ImageNet and CIFAR have shown more accurate results with fewer misclassifications than generic ML APIs."