Daily Archive: May 15, 2017

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Rise of The Chatbots

Mobilemonktv explores the idea of “conversational commerce” in this video from last year. The video is from last year and that’s apparent in his extreme level of enthusiasm.  Chatbots were all the rage last year.  Everything he says about the future of the technology is still true, though the hype...

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Building Robust Machine Learning Systems

As machine learning becomes more prevalent, the systems we build are changing from the deterministic to the probabilistic. The accuracy of machine learning applications can quickly deteriorate in the wild without strategies for testing models, instrumenting their behaviour and the ability to introspect and debug incorrect predictions. In this session...

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Intro to Hadoop and MapReduce

Here’s a playlist from Udacity that covers the basics of Hadoop and MapReduce. The playlist is from 2015, so the specifics may have changed.  However, knowing the fundamentals is always a good idea. I’ll dig up some more recent material and post here.

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Deep Dive into the Bing Map Control

In my latest article in MSDN Magazine, I take a deep dive into the Map Control for UWP apps. Learn how to integrate 3D Maps, StreetView, and interactive maps with custom control. It’s easier than you think! Read  it now.