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    LinkedIn has just open sourced a tool it created to convert Apache Spark-based big data into a format that can be readily consumed by TensorFlow. The tool, Avro2TF “bridges the gap and presents an elegant solution for ML engineers, freeing them up to focus on different deep learning algorithms,” the team stated.

    The team noted that like LinkedIn, many other companies have vast amounts of ML data in a similar sparse vector format, and Tensor format is still relatively new to many of them. The believe that Avro2TF can help address these challenges.

    It’s interesting to see LinkedIn, which itself is owned by Microsoft, open source their internal AI/ML tooling, joining the likes of Uber, Facebook, etc. What a time to be alive! 🙂

    Daniel Gutirrez attended the recent GPU Technology Conference (GTC): “Deep Learning & AI Conference,” in Silicon Valley, March 23-26 as a guest of host NVIDIA.  He wrote this thoughtful round up of the event.

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered another one of his patented marathon keynote address which unveiled the company’s vision for the upcoming year. The company had to move the keynote’s location from the San Jose Convention Center to a very large hall at San Jose State University (complete with pedicabs provided by Kinetica). At around 2 hours and 40 minutes, Huang’s seamless and riviting keynotes are masterful with no notes or teleprompter used. He outlined a new moniker for all of NVIDIA’s GPU accelerated computing libraries – CUDA-X. As he does during each of his keynotes, Huang introduces a new term of the day, in this case it was PRADA for Programmable, Acceleration, Domains, Architecture.

    TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019 just ended and here’s a round up post from Packt Publishing summarizing the big news and coming changes tothe TensorFlow ecosystem.

    In a medium blog post, Alex Ingerman (Product Manager) and Krzys Ostrowski (Research Scientist) introduced the TensorFlow Federated framework on the first day. This open source framework is useful for experimenting with machine learning and other computations on decentralized data.