Kaggle tests out different automatic machine learning libraries on this live stream coding session.
Seeker examines a leaked paper from Google claimed that a quantum computer demonstrated “quantum supremacy.”
But what does that mean exactly?
Quantum computers’ potential and the advantages they promise over classical computers all remain largely theoretical, and hypothetically speaking, it is predicted that quantum computers will be able to solve problems that are beyond the reach of the classical computers we use today. Passing such a threshold will be considered proof of what we call “quantum supremacy.”
BBC Click explores the possible state manipulation of Wikipedia and more.
The Verge takes a look at the Skydio 2 – a drone that can fly itself, follow you around without crashing into trees.
This device is affordable at $999 for the aircraft itself. A pair of optional $150 controllers are a separate purchase if you need longer range and/or more control over filming.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2olhnkx
Siraj Raval interviews Vinod Khosla in the latest edition of his podcast.
Vinod Khosla is an Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Philanthropist. It was an honor to have a conversation with the Silicon Valley legend that I’ve admired for many years. Vinod co-founded Sun Microsystems over 30 years ago, a company that grew to over 36,000 employees and invented so much foundational software technology like the Java programming language, NFS, and they pretty much mainstreamed the ‘idea’ of open source. After a successful exit, he’s been using his billionaire status to invest in ambitious technologists trying to improve human life. He’s got the coolest investment portfolio I’ve seen yet, and in this hour long interview we discuss everything from AI to education to startup culture. I know that my microphone volume should be higher in this one, I’ll fix that the next podcast. Enjoy!
Time markers of our discussion topics below:
2:55 The Future of Education
4:36 Vinod’s Dream of an AI Tutor
5:50 Vinod Offers Siraj a Job
6:35 Choose your Teacher with DeepFakes
8:04 Mathematical Models
9:10 Books Vinod Loves
11:00 What is Learning?
14:00 The Flaws of Liberal Arts Degrees
16:10 Indian Culture
21:11 A Day in the Life of Vinod Khosla
23:50 Valuing Brutal Honesty
24:30 Distributed File Storage
30:30 Where are we Headed?
33:32 Vinod on Nick Bostrom
38:00 Vinod’s Rockstar Recruiting Ability
43:00 The Next Industries to Disrupt
49:00 Vinod Offers Siraj Funding for an AI Tutor
51:48 Virtual Reality
52:00 Contrarian Beliefs
54:00 Vinod’s Love of Learning
55:30 USA vs China
Vinod’s ‘Awesome’ Video:
Khosla Ventures Blog posts:
Books we discussed:
Scale by Geoffrey West:
Factfulness by Hans Roesling:
Mindset by Carol Dwicke:
36 Dramatic Situations by Mike Figgis:
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari:
Zero to One by Peter Thiel:
Jamie Paik explores more creative forms of robots.
From the video description:
Taking design cues from origami, robotician Jamie Paik and her team created “robogamis”: folding robots made out super-thin materials that can reshape and transform themselves. In this talk and tech demo, Paik shows how robogamis could adapt to achieve a variety of tasks on earth (or in space) and demonstrates how they roll, jump, catapult like a slingshot and even pulse like a beating heart.
The Verge ponders why battery technology has lagged behind the remarkable innovations in smartphone technology.
Over the last few years, cloud computing has become core to many enterprise IT models, and a number of enterprise architects are trying to make cloud systems as effective and beneficial as possible.
What role does Open Source play in making enterprises more agile to market fluctuations and the ability to seize opportunities? Given the footprint of open source tooling in big data and AI, this is not strictly a concern for infrastructure folks and app developers.
Enterprise Cloud Platforms for business This article covers the characteristics of the open source cloud and the open source based cloud computing layers, to help enterprises make the right choice. An open source cloud is any cloud service or solution that is developed using open source technologies and software. […]
No, this is a not a device that prints LEDs, this is a type of printer technology that never caught on.
Microsoft and Apple- both these tech giants brought computers to the fingertips of people all around the world. Both got their start around the same time and both became iconic worldwide brands in a short period of time. Both diversified in different directions yet still competed fiercely for market share.
Disclaimer: I work for Microsoft. So, while I do have a personal opinion, I thought this was an interesting fresh look at the age old question: Mac or PC. 🙂