Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering.

Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting.

Seeker examines what it mean for a robot to be self-aware.

The Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University https://www.creativemachineslab.com/“At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even be creative. We develop machines that can design and make other machines – automatically.”

Databricks live streamed this interview with Matei Zaharia, an assistant professor at Stanford CS and co-founder and Chief Technologist of Databricks, the data and AI platform startup.

During his Ph.D., Matei started the Apache Spark project, which is now one of the most widely used frameworks for distributed data processing. He also co-started other widely used data and AI software such as MLflow, Apache Mesos and Spark Streaming.

VICE explores the sad state of affairs when it comes to repairing modern technology-driven farm equipment.

When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over. 

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel and again with Git.

In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life.

He also has the same kind of treadmill desk that I have. Winking smile

“I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,” Torvalds says. “I’m perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds … but I’m looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that’s right in front of me before I fall in.”

In case you haven’t noticed, Data Science has become more and more popular as a career choice as it offers both lucrative salaries and the opportunity to have a huge impact.

The Data Science interview process is challenging, but with dedicated practice you can succeed. In this video, Siraj Raval outlines the 7 steps to pass any Data Science Interview.