NVIDIA has been doing some amazing cutting-edge research. In this video,they show off some of their latest work on realistic photo reconstruction. Could this put some Photoshop pros out of work?
The LearnAI team has updated the Azure Cognitive Services Bootcamp!
Watch this video to get an overview of the changes and a walk through of how you can add Bing Search, LUIS, and Azure Search to bots via the Bot Framework SDK V4.
A bot is software that interacts with humans to do things like chat, make recommendations, book travel and more. This is the second of a two part series where Sam Basu shows us how to build bots. In this episode, Sam gives the bots he built in Part 1 a modern UI by using Telerik Conversational UI user controls.
Angel Wong demonstrates the AP2 (AutoPilot V2) features of her new Tesla 3. It’s not quite autonomous driving, but it is really close. I wonder how long it will be before consumers will come to expect this feature on all new cars.
Of particular interest to me is the “training period” where Autopilot is not available as the car is learning about your normal environment and your driving habits. Sounds a bit like a little transfer learning is going on.
The one and only Andrew Ng offers career advice for those interested in machine learning in this interview by ACM.
MongoDB’s CTO and Co-Founder, Eliot Horowitz, provides a comprehensive introduction to MongoDB in under 5 minutes. In this video, he walks through how the document model differs from a relational database, and how MongoDB’s distributed approach guarantees elastic scalability and always-on availability.
If you watch this are concerned about the future of RDBMS databases, don’t be. Traditional databases are certainly not going anywhere and, of course, are not well suited for every situation.
Storytelling is at the heart of human nature and Natural Language Processing is a field that is driving a revolution in the computer-human interaction. That is what makes AI Pix2Story so fascinating. Watch and see see how to teach an AI to be creative, be inspired by a picture and take it to another level.
AI Lab Pix2Story link
Pix2Story Azure Website link
Alex Rampell, a16z general partner, explains how as consumers get used to less friction and more transparency in the age of mobile, software is finally beginning to disrupt buying a home — from discovery to purchase to finance and more. Including even disrupting the nature of home ownership itself.
ComputerPhile has a great video where Rebecca Tickle explains the inner workings of Apache Spark and what makes it better than MapReduce. As an added bonus, she uses Scala in the demo.
It’s also interesting to note that she used Spark in her day job pulling IoT data from trucks (“Lorries”).
Siraj Raval explores the thorny world of privacy in data science. In this video, he demos three privacy techniques; differential privacy, secure multi party computation, and federated learning.