The PASS Data Science Virtual Group had a great session on the DP-100 exam (Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure).

Until this month, the exam had been in beta: however, the presenter has just passed the exam (first try). The purpose of this event is to share a viewpoint on how to study for the exam. Today, there are multiple ways to develop and deliver and deploy R or Python or Spark or deep learning models on Azure. The differences are important for this exam.

In this video, learn how to apply AI to understand your business documents by deploying a cognitive search solution on your data, including customer testimonies and demos.

Cognitive search allows you to apply AI (Cognitive Skills) to your data to extract entities and relationships from your unstructured documents, turning them into your private knowledge store. The video also introduces the new Knowledge Store that is now part of Cognitive Search, and explore new features and capabilities (complex type, storage-optimized SKU, etc.).

In light of recent blog posts about the use of facial recognition being used by law enforcement, this podcast episode from Cognalytica seems timely and relevant.

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Show Notes

AI Today Podcast #89: AI in Law Enforcement — Use Case Series

Law enforcement is increasing seeing benefits from AI technologies including scanning video footage for anomalies, augmenting capabilities around surveillance and crowd control, transcribing audio, facial recognition technologies, and helping detect counterfeit items. Through AI, law enforcement agencies are enabled to do more than they ever could before to keep the peace, catch and identify and prevent threats before they occur, and speed up the time it takes to catch criminals and solve crimes.

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Here’s an enlightening conversation with the famed theoretical physicist, futurist, and co-founder of String Field Theory, Michio Kaku. This fireside chat from IO19 covers a range of topics from quantum computing, how AI can improve our quality of life, to potential life on Mars and why he is determined to complete Einstein’s theory of everything.

Texas Instruments recently announced a new SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi, dual-band single-chip wireless MCU as a part of TI’s SimpleLink microcontroller platform of wired and wireless Arm® MCUs. 

TI is extending support for Azure IoT development through the SimpleLink SDK and SDK Plugin for Azure IoT and LaunchPad™ development kits. Adrian Fernandez, of Texas Instruments, will discuss the SimpleLink MCU platform and the software that is designed for simplified development within the CCS or IAR Embedded Workbench IDE using industry standard APIs, TI drivers, and TI RTOS or FreeRTOS to provide a robust foundation for application development. He’ll also show to use the LaunchPad development kit and SimpleLink SDK software to connect to Azure IoT using the a certified port of the Azure C SDK via the SimpleLink SDK Plugin for Azure IoT.

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In light of the recent Data Driven podcast episode on preparing workers for the coming AI storm,

Joseph Fuller, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the story we hear about workers being afraid for the future of their jobs might not be right. In surveying 11,000 people in lower-income and middle-skills jobs and 6,500 managers across 11 countries, Fuller discovered that, contrary to what bosses believe, many employees are excited about new technologies and willing to be trained in new skills.

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