July 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Going Pro in Data Science

When you're learning data science, you usually practice with nice, clean, pre-packaged data sets and tidy case studies that lead you step-by-step from data collection to cool insights.

But when real life hits, many data scientists have to work with missing or sketchy information extracted from (multiple) sources in the organization. Data science that works is a messy, trial-and-error process of creating and testing hypotheses, gathering evidence, and drawing conclusions.

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Added by Michael Levin on July 31, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Call for proposals: The O'Reilly Design Conference

O'Reilly has just opened the call for proposals for their second Design Conference, coming to San Francisco March 19–22, 2017. Got something to share with the design community? Think it over and submit your idea by September 7, 2016.
http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/24650

Added by Michael Levin on July 28, 2016 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Enter for a chance to win!

O'Reilly technology conferences help you change your business—and change the world—by bringing you face-to-face with the knowledge of innovators and practitioners. Discover the right conference for you below and enter to win a Platinum pass!

"The O'Reilly conferences are the gold standard for drawing together a critical mass of thought leaders." —Steve Gillmor, CRN

Link: http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/24305

Added by Michael Levin on July 26, 2016 at 12:39pm — 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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