Here’s a great article guiding people from going from zero deep learning experience to a “steady state” practitioner.

Deep learning models can be intimidating and rightfully so; in their raw form they are highly complex algorithms that need to be engineered with expertise. However, deep learning is very accessible to individuals with a background in technical skills thanks to organizations and individuals that have packaged deep learning […]

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Keras and Deep Learning are not just for Pythonic peoples, R developers can play along, too. Here’s a great article on how to use Keras from R.

 This talk introduces you to using Keras from within R, highlighting the packages and supporting tools (and some unique tools) available that make R an excellent option for deep learning

BBC Click features the future of food in their latest episode: producing food with less environmental impact, how 5G helps salmon farms in the Orkney Islands, and a taste of new lab grown foods.

In this video from Microsoft Research, Susan Dumais sits down with Christopher Manning is a Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics at Stanford University.

Manning has coauthored leading textbooks on statistical approaches to natural language processing (Manning and Schuetze, 1999) and information retrieval (Manning, Raghavan, and Schuetze, 2008).

His most recent work has concentrated on probabilistic approaches to natural language processing (NLP) problems and computational semantics, particularly including such topics as statistical parsing, robust textual inference, machine translation, large-scale joint inference for NLP, computational pragmatics, and hierarchical deep learning for NLP.

Here’s a great video that was just uploaded to the Microsoft Developer YouTube channel.

When data is the lifeblood of your business, you want to ensure your databases are reliable, secure and available when called upon to perform. Service level agreements (SLA) set an expectation for uptime and performance and are a key input for designing systems to meet business needs. This conversation will help discuss the key SLA metrics and how you can leverage them for the most critical applications. For more information read this blog: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blo…

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In the second part of the CCF series of videos, we get a deeper look at and demonstrations of Microsoft’s open source Confidential Consortium Framework (CCF), which leverages Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology to provide full confidentiality, high transaction throughput, and governance capabilities for blockchain and multi-party application builders.

Additional details about CCF can be found at https://github.com/microsoft/CCF