Facebook has announced that it will open source deep learning modules for the Torch artificial intelligence project. This could speed up technology and make it more accessible to developers and ultimately companies.
2014 was and 2015 appears to be following in suit, the year of mergers and acquisitions. We have shared a few of those, always emphasizing that collaboration almost always results in better anything - products, results, and even people. But in the world of non-profits how does mergers prove beneficial?
The publisher Brill has announced a new suite of open access journals covering four major disciplines - Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, and Biology. These journals will offer a pure open access environment. Each journal will be divided in sections that align with the major subject areas in the discipline.
The Academic Senate of the University of California (UC) recently passed an Open Access Policy, ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10 campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.
The EU's "digital.me" project is a multiple-partner project to develop a system for user-controlled social networks and services that can serve as a central hub for managing a user's various digital identities. This big news is they have now released the source code from its software development work as an open-source project.
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) recently announced that Texas Instruments (TI), specifically Prashant Karandikar, is the recipient of the coveted annual Outstanding Contributor of the Year Award for 2012. Karandikar was the lead software engineer of TI and his leadership, commitment and contributions the committee.