May 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Mobile devices prove to be a setback for cross-platform software development, but I hope it will be a minor one.  At present, Android totally dominates the mobile market both in terms of hardware and software volume.  As well, mobile devices are overtaking desktops for overall usage as we speak.  But Linux, as open-source-friendly as it is appears to be getting the rub from Google, so where are we?

As Google continues to grumble about not controlling the world, they're leaking…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 14, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

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Podcast: ML Tools to Accelerate your work with Cassie Breviu

Live from the venue of the QCon London Conference, we are talking with Casie Breviu. She will talk about how she got started with AI, and what machine learning tools can accelerate your work when deploying models on a wide range of devices. We will also talk about GitHub Copilot and how AI can help you be a better programmer.

By Cassie Breviu

Trust-Driven Development: Building Cognitive and Emotional Pillars

Trust-driven development uses authenticity to build a safe environment for people to operate. To build trust we need to focus on two main pillars of trust – cognitive and emotional. We need to be brave, have courage, and give people access to our authentic selves.

By Ben Linders

LAION Releases Five Billion Image-Text Pair Dataset LAION-5B

The Large-scale Artificial Intelligence Open Network (LAION) released LAION-5B, an AI training dataset containing over five billion image-text pairs. LAION-5B contains images and captions scraped from the internet and is 14x larger than its predecessor LAION-400M, making it the largest freely available image-text dataset.

By Anthony Alford

Article: Why You Should Care About Software Architecture

Software development teams have resisted "big upfront designs" in favor of architectural designs emerging from self-organizing teams, which can lead to a mindset that software architecture is not really that important. Greater awareness of the implicit decisions they are making, and forcing these decisions to be made explicitly, can help development teams make better, more informed decisions.

By Pierre Pureur, Kurt Bittner

MicroStream 7.0 Delivers Support for CDI

MicroStream, a persistence engine for storing Java objects and documents, is able to load, update and persist object graphs partially and on demand in a performant and resource efficient way. MicroStream 7 provides integration with Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI), the serializer logic as a standalone feature and logging support via SLF4J.

By Johan Janssen

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