Archives of #Api

StrongSteam’s first novel OCR matching API (Python demo)

Here’s a preview of our first novel API in StrongSteam. We’ve been working with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for a while, we set ourselves the task of matching a noisy photograph of some text to a pre-seeded database of entries. If you follow my blog you’ll already have seen our example iPhone app for the […]

Heading to StartupChile

This is a quick update – we’re flying tomorrow to Santiago for 6 months of the StartupChile project ($40k funding, no equity, hundreds of projects flying in from all over the world). If you’re interested in taking 6 months to build your own project I’d suggest you take a look at applying to the next […]

StrongSteam alpha, HackerNewsLondon, Startup-Chile

I’m a little behind with the blogging so here’s the short version. StrongSteam has been under constant dev for 2 months, we’re close to putting up the first AI tools behind a few Python demos (hopefully it’ll be up next week). I’m talking on this at HackerNewsLondon tomorrow night. We haven’t (quite) finished the demos […]

strongsteam – an “AppStore for A.I. and data mining tools”

Kyran and I are starting work on a new project – strongsteam offers a web API with artificial intelligence and data mining tools. The goal is to make it easy for you to do things like: get the text out of images using optical character recognition determine whether two images look the same and if […]

ConceptNetDaily Twitter Bot

I’ve just launched my second Twitter bot – @ConceptNetDaily takes a random concept from the A.I. site ConceptNet and posts it to Twitter with a link back to the site. A tweet looks like: “When humans own horses, humans groom and ride horses.” The TinyURL expands out to an address like: The aim […]

Building a high performance cluster with Ubuntu 9.10 and Eucalyptus

I’ve spent the last day (almost) installing Eucalyptus on Ubuntu 9.10 to create a mini ‘high performance computing’ environment.  We’re testing the concept and could build 100+ machines if the prototype works as expected. This is a running log of my notes, for this post I only have a partial setup. Note – I have […]