Here’s an interesting look at Python from the point of view of a hard core developer – anyone that remembers IRQs has been around a while.

From the video description:

The Python language’s memory model can be deduced from first principles: simply take modern C++ conventions and drive their safety and generality to infinity. But this limiting case generates its own compromises and opens its own categories of possible runtime errors. We will explore the position Python has staked out in the language design space of correctness versus performance, the choices Python programmers make when they need to move closer to C++, and the ways that the C++ community keeps adopting conventions that look suspiciously like Python.

Also, the audio starts around the 9 second mark.

Here’s an interesting look at Microsoft’s AI strategy from Computer Weekly, with some great quotes from Scott Guthrie.

For AI, Microsoft appears to be putting a lot of emphasis on the developer community. Its head of Cloud + AI business is Scott Guthrie, who has a developer background and co-invented Microsoft’s original ASP.NET web application technology. Guthrie is the Microsoft executive vice president with responsibility for a large chunk of Microsoft’s business, including Cloud, Windows Server, database, CRM, ERP, and the AI platform.

“Our business model at Microsoft is focused on delivering a B2B [business to business] experience and helping our partners and customers deliver to their customers, and that’s a differentiator that increasingly comes up versus Amazon as well as Google, given that their business model is ultimately about reaching users.”