Day: January 21, 2020

Hardware Microsoft

Larry Osterman Gets Nostalgic

Legendary Principal Software Engineer Larry Osterman shares some early Microsoft stories and tells us who would play him in a movie about Microsoft.

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Top 5 data science and strategy predictions for 2020
AI Data Science

Top 5 Data Science and Strategy Predictions for 2020

Clearly, we are now in the age of data and it’s important to consider what’s next. Research from Gartner shows that more than half of businesses (54%) want to use data and analytics to improve process efficiency within their strategy, with enhancing customer experience and new product development tied in second place (cited by 31% […]

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AI

Will AI make us immortal? Or will it wipe us out?

Pindex has a thought provoking video on what AI means for humanity. Will AI bring immortality or extinction? Narrated by Stephen Fry, exploring predictions by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom. Sure, there’s quite a bit of hyperbole and fear mongering, but it’s an interesting thought experiment.

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How TensorFlow Can Be Used for Video Analytics
Computer Vision TensorFlow

How TensorFlow Can Be Used for Video Analytics

Whether you realize it or not, AI is here. Object detection now plays a very important role in our lives, from face detection to unlock your smartphone to detecting bombs in public places such as airports, bus terminals, etc. These features are a result of the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence research. Here’s […]

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New AI dog trainer uses computer vision and a treat launcher
Computer Vision TensorFlow

New AI Dog Trainer Uses Computer Vision and a Treat Launcher

If dogs are man’s best friend, then what does it say about the future when AI can train dogs. All jokes aside, this is a creative use of computer vision. Computer vision is key to how the machine works, detecting a dog’s comportment in real time to tune its delivery of rewards to reinforce desired […]

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Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2020
TensorFlow

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2020

Machine learning’s growing adoption in business across industries reflects how effective its algorithms, frameworks and techniques are at solving complex problems quickly. Open jobs requiring TensorFlow experience is a useful way to quantify how prevalent machine learning is becoming in business today. There are 4,134 open positions in the U.S. on LinkedIn that require TensorFlow […]

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Big Data: Size Matters
Big Data Data

Big Data: Size Matters

Despite the term Big Data being more than ten years old, there is still a lot of confusion around it. It probably doesn’t help that the line between “data” and “big data” is rather fluid. (see The Costco Test for how and where I draw the line.) Here’s an interesting write up from martechseries.com

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Science

How to Measure the Speed of Light with Marshmallows

The beauty of science is that it’s everywhere and here’s a creative way to do some science at home with marshmallows courtesy of the The Royal Institution.

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Developer Microsoft

Blazor Intro Talk

Here’s the intro talk from the recent Focus on Blazor event and, I have to tell you that it has me excited about writing front end applications again.

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Hardware

A Look at Big Old Expensive Servers

Recently, I heard a term for companies (specifically IT leaders) who actively resist the move to the cloud – “Server Huggers.” But, what exactly are they are clinging on to?  This Does Not Compute shows you.

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