Malte Pietsch delivers this keynote on “Transfer Learning – Entering a new era in NLP” at PyData Warsaw 2019

Transfer learning has been changing the NLP landscape tremendously since the release of BERT one year ago. Transformers of all kinds have emerged, dominate most research leaderboards and have made their way into industrial applications. In this talk we will dissect the paradigm of transfer learning and its effects on pipelines, modelling and the engineers mindset.

Azure Databricks is fast, easy to use and scalable big data collaboration platform. Based on Apache Spark brings high performance and benefits of spark without need of having high technical knowledge.

You simply write Python/Scala scripts.

Learn the basics of Databricks and show common Blob Storage JSON to Blob Storage CSV transformation scenario in this video.

Samples from video: https://github.com/MarczakIO/Azure4Everyone-Databricks-Intro

Here’s a great brief introduction to basic Kubernetes concepts.

With docker you were able to run a single instance of an application using the docker run command. Which is great! Running an application has never been so easy before.

With Kubernetes, using the Kubernetes CLI known as Kubectl you can run a 1000 instance of the same application with a single command. Kubernetes can scale it up to 2000 with another command. 

If you ever wanted to up your home networking game with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, then check out what Andreas Spiess has done.

In this video, he covers:

  • Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and Adminer
  • Increase the live expectancy of your SD card by disabling swapping and by installing log2ram- Automatically backup all valuable data to the cloud, in our case, to Dropbox
  • Setup PiVPN to remotely and securely access our home network from anywhere in the world- Besides that, you will learn a lot of useful things about Docker containers

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Azure 4 Everyone explains how to use the Azure Bot Service and Bot Frameworkto build, test, deploy, and manage intelligent bots all in one place.

Next steps for you after watching the video
1. Azure Bot Service documentation
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/bot-service/
2. Adding AI to chatbot with LUIS
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/language-understanding-intelligent-service/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/luis/luis-csharp-tutorial-bf-v4