BBC Click takes a look at the latest summer gadgets, goes on a VR waterslide adventure and even takes a hoverboard for a spin.
How did OpenAI’s team of 5 neural networks manage to beat some of the world’s best DOTA 2 players?
Watch this video by Siraj Raval to learn how the team did it and what it means for AI research.
Wisecrack has an interesting perspective and fresh look at one of the most disappointing films of all time.
Robot restaurants are popping up all over downtown San Francisco, as a futuristic option for people to grab fast food for cheap. The latest example is Creator, a robotic restaurant that specializes in making gourmet hamburgers with their all-in-one burger robots. 350 sensors and 20 computers all work together to create the perfect burger.
While many will question the future of low skill jobs, the news may not be as dire as some would say and the cost savings comes from unexpected places.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is a group of volunteers with a shared mission: to send a human being into space. Their latest rocket, the Nexo II, will act as a technology testbed, testing their engines and pressure systems before they proceed with their plans for a manned flight.
This is the Maker spirit taken to the extreme!
Last week, I had the chance to speak to a group of high school students from around the world who enrolled in a data and coding focused summer program at Georgetown University.It was a great experience and underscores the need to teach kids the importance of data as well as coding.
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In this episode of Azure Friday, Thomas Alex discusses how Microsoft uses Apache Kafka for HDInsight to power Siphon, a data ingestion service for internal use.
Apache Kafka for HDInsight is an enterprise-grade, open-source, streaming ingestion service. Microsoft created Siphon as a highly available and reliable service to ingest massive amounts of data for processing in near real time. Siphon handles ingestion of over a trillion events per day across multiple business-critical scenarios at Microsoft. In this episode, learn how Siphon uses Apache Kafka for HDInsight as its scalable pub/sub message queue.
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Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.
In this video, Murali Krishnaprasad discusses Interactive Query (also called Hive LLAP, or Low Latency Analytical Processing, or Live Long and Process), which is an Azure HDInsight cluster type. Interactive Query supports in-memory caching, which makes Hive queries super-fast and interactive. See how to use HDInsight Interactive Query to analyze extremely large datasets (~100TB) in common file formats such as ORC and CSV using common BI/SQL tools including Zeppelin notebooks and VS Code.
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