Guy in a Cube just posted a new video and, as always, it’s a must watch!
Here’s a nice little video from the Power BI engineering team about the features they released in 2017.
Here’s an episode of BBC Click where they go deep into explaining quantum computing.
Siraj Raval takes a turn as an action star in this cartoon short.
Spark is gaining momentum in the big data space. Watch this video for a demonstration of how you can use your favorite developer tools to debug Spark applications.
Product info: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/hdinsight/apache-spark/
Learn more: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/hdinsight/spark/apache-spark-load-data-run-query
Depsite the cryptocurrency’s rise to prominence, Bitcoin may be doomed to failure as the blockchain struggles to scale up.
Professor Ross Anderson from the University of Cambridge explains.
In this video, watch political scientist and Blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg to explain blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.
Raghav Mohan joins Scott Hanselman to talk about Apache Kafka on HDInsight, which added the open-source distributed streaming platform last year to complete a scalable, big data streaming scenario on Azure.
Kafka is capable of processing millions of events/sec, petabytes of data/day to power scenarios like Toyota’s connected car, Office 365’s clickstream analytics, fraud detection for large banks, etc.
Find out how to deploy managed, cost-effective Kafka clusters on Azure HDInsight with a 99.9% SLA with just 4 clicks or pre-created ARM templates.
For more information, see:
- Announcing Apache Kafka for Azure Hdinsight General Availability
- Apache Kafka for HDInsight
- Start with Apache Kafka on HDInsight (docs)
- Use Apache Kafka with Storm on HDInsight (docs)
- Apache Spark streaming (DStream) example with Kafka on HDInsight (docs)
- Analyze logs for Apache Kafka on HDInsight (docs)
Recently, Andy and I had a chance to chat with Amanda Lange, technology evangelist at Microsoft, games journalist, and data aficionado.
Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv
- Frank is working on a Wintellect on Azure Gov (1:30)
- Amanda’s site is Second Truth.com (99:00)
- The psychology of games (5:30)
- Movie reference: Back to the Future (6:30)
- How an Apple Watch or FitBit knows you’re asleep (7:10)
- Game violence activates sections of the brain (but it’s short-lived) (8:30)
- Andy lives in Farmville-not-the-game (10:30)
- Zynga and A/B testing (10:45)
- Amanda plays a lot of Overwatch these days (11:30)
- “Games as a Service” (12:10)
- Psychology in games Jeffrey “Lyte” Lin on Shaping Behavior in Online Games (13:30)
- Amanda writes for Tap Repeatedly (15:00)
- Amanda loves teaching people! (17:10)
- “I wasn’t a data scientist until I was.” (17:50)
- On privacy and data… (19:00)
- Berkeley’s Data Science curriculum is online (19:40)
- Learn data science at Data 8 (22:15)
- GLaDOS is a character in the Portal games (25:00)
- The orchestral version of Still Alive (28:00)
- No arm-wrestling with Amanda (31:45)
- “We can learn anything.” (32:45)
- Trapping a self-driving car using salt… (34:00)
- Ready Player One audio book (35:40)
- Ready Player One, the Movie (99:00)
- The Adventure Zone (37:50)
- Audible (get a free book!) has the Dragonlance series (39:25)
- Amanda tried out for American Idol (41:00)
- Amanda’s on Twitter @second_truth (42:00)
Learn about the General Availability release of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding service, the two top-notch AI services to create amazing conversational AI experiences.
Find out how to get started easily with Azure Bot Service to create a bot using out of box templates such as the Language Understanding template, and reach your audience with multiple supported channels.
Links & More information
- Technical announcement on https://aka.ms/bot/luis , General Announcement on https://aka.ms/ltbotluis
- Azure Bot Service Site : https://aka.ms/ai/bots
- Pricing Azure Bot Service : https://aka.ms/bot/pricing
- Language Understanding Site : https://aka.ms/ai/luis
- Pricing Language Understanding : https://aka.ms/luis/pricing
- Quick Start with Azure Bot Service: http://aka.ms/abs-bot
- Integrate Azure Bot Service with LUIS: http://aka.ms/abs-luis
- Microsoft AI – https://Microsoft.com/AI
- AI School – https://aischool.microsoft.com
- Cognitive Services – https://Azure.com/cognitive
- Azure Bot Service – https://aka.ms/ai/bots