Author Archives: Gary Donovan

Big Data Potential Can Be Fulfilled With Distributed Governance – Sandy Pentland

Big Data Potential Can Be Fulfilled With Distributed Governance – Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland‘s closing comments in a dialogue at the recent Overseas Development Institute in London reminded me of Sir Thomas More‘s advice to King Henry VIII of England, “too much power in the hands of one person will surely lead to tyranny.” As if to prove the point, Henry had Thomas More executed for saying it. Pentland’s stewardship of the ...

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Python and Machine Learning with H20, Cliff Click, Co-Founder at H20

Python and Machine Learning Demo, Cliff Click, Co-Founder at H20

Cliff Click, Co-Founder of open source distributed machine learning platform, H20, was one of the speakers at PyData a couple of weeks back in Dallas in which he gave a demo of H20 using IPython Notebook. H20 uses a hand picked suite of open source tools and libraries to make it easier to solve data challenges using machine learning. One of ...

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Baidu ImageNet Result Part of a Much Larger Picture

Server Farm Room

Deep Learning has been in our palms for a while now, and we all get to see the results from the requests we send to the tech companies we rely on for kicks and flicks which means the exodus of AI experts from academia to the largest commercial research laboratories is well under way. The momentum which has been generated ...

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Docker Security Journey

Close Up of Block with Lock Graphic on Black Computer Keyboard in Security Themed Image.

I always think of Developers in the enterprise wanting to be able to use Docker as a kind of push me pull you scenario with the business. Sure, use Docker without having to jump through hoops if you are a small start up, but the larger the organisation, the more likely you are to be drowned in container goodness by ...

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Assembling a Machine Learning Team, Ewa Dominowska, Facebook

How to Build a Machine Learning Team, Ewa Dominowska, Facebook

If you need a bit of guidance with knowing how to get your machine learning project off the ground and who to hire, this talk might give some pointers. Facebook Engineering Manager Ewa Dominowska presented at the Seattle iteration of MLConf giving insight into how to go about building effective teams in an era where the appetite for unravelling large ...

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Machine Learning for SQL Query at Facebook, Christopher Berner, SF Analytics Meetup

Facebook’s Christopher Berner on Adding Machine Learning Capabilities to PrestoDB with PrestoML

Last week’s SF Big Analytics Meetup featured two talks by Christopher Berner of Facebook as well as Mohitdeep Singh from Rdio talking about non-parametric bayesian approaches which allow learning of infinite clusters. Berner explained how at Facebook, his machine learning capability plugin for distributed SQL query engine Presto started out as a Hackathon project. PrestoML joins the power of machine ...

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Natural Language Processing in Python – Tomasz Kuczmarski, STX Summit, Poland

Natural Language Processing in Python – Tomasz Kuczmarski, STX Summit, Poland

STX Next are predominantly a Python shop based out of Poland that offer superhero like problem solving capability with the premise that clients get full live access to the scrum board and expertise in assembling a fully Agile team in 21 days. In March they invited more than 200 guests to attend the first STX Summit for dinner and talks on ...

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7 Machine Learning Pioneers Timeline

AlanTuring

The sorcery of work in machine learning systems nowadays owes itself to a pedigree of pioneers in artificial intelligence, mathematics and computer science that laid the flagstones for others to walk. Whilst I am always interested in reading about how the giant research labs of Google, Netflix, Baidu and so on are pushing the envelope with what can be achieved, ...

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Microsoft’s Project Oxford Live Demo at Build 2015, Dr Harry Shum & Ryan Galgon

Microsoft’s Project Oxford Live Demo at Build 2015, Dr Harry Shum & Ryan Galgon

The leaves are rustling at Project Oxford, the Microsoft venture which offers a portfolio of Rest APIs and SDKs which give developers the tools to be able to add intelligent services to their applications without having to spend vast resources on creating their own machine learning capabilities in order to showcase features like facial or speech recognition. Microsoft has released the ...

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