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AI, bots and robots
- Introductory Tutorials for Machine Learning
- Humanity and Machine Learning
- DVC – Open Source Machine Learning Version Control System
DVC is designed to handle large data files, models, and metrics as well as code. DVC is an open-source framework and distributed version control system for machine learning projects.
- Amazon acquired robotics company Dispatch to build Scout
- Why Deliberate Practice Matters for Entrepreneurs
- Ludwig – A toolbox to train and test deep learning models without code
- Deep learning on graphs with Keras
- A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant
- Ludwig, a code-free deep learning toolbox
- Google and Facebook warn AI may do dumb things
- Candy Heart messages written by a neural network
- Uber released Ludwig, a deep learning toolbox where hardly any coding skill
Ludwig is a toolbox that allows to train and test deep learning models without the need to write code
- Leon: An open-source personal assistant
ð§ Leon is your open-source personal assistant. Contribute to leon-ai/leon development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Why can’t a bot tick the ‘I’m not a robot’ box?
- Robot Melts Its Bones to Change How It Walks
- Modern Robotics
- Audio AI: isolating vocals from stereo music using Convolutional Neural Networks
disclaimer: all intellectual property and techniques described in this article have been previously disclosed in US Patents US10014002B2…
- Cortex – machine learning infrastructure for developers
- The best resources to start learning GraphQL
- AIDomainSearch – Find the Perfect Domain with AI
- Controlling a 2D Robotic Arm with Deep Reinforcement Learning
- AI text generator not released for concerns about implications
- Scientists call for ban on lethal, autonomous robots
Toby Walsh, a researcher in artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales in Australia, predicted a new arms race if autonomous robots take on combat roles, as well as the possibility they would eventually be used by police and border agents
- A New Framework for Flexible and Reproducible Reinforcement Learning Research
Posted by Pablo Samuel Castro, Research Software Developer and Marc G. Bellemare, Research Scientist, Google Brain Team Reinforcement lear…
- Are robots better baristas? Berkeley’s Bbox café thinks so
- The U.S. Navy Just Bought Four Giant, Robot Submarines from Boeing
Orca could help to fill a yawning gap in the American submarine fleet. In December 2016, the U.S. Navy announced it needed 66 nuclear-powered attack subs, or SSNs, to meet regional commanders’ needs.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Cryptocurrency Was Their Way Out of South Korea’s Lowest Rungs
- Blockchain and Trust
- Distributed web not ready for Runet cutoff from the Internet
- JP Morgan rolls out first US bank-backed cryptocurrency to transform paymentsd
- JP Morgan Unveils USD-Backed Cryptocurrency for B2B Payments
U.S. investment bank JP Morgan Chase has entered the crypto world. It has created a stablecoin known as the JPM Coin, is it the next big cryptocurrency?
- Opening the Filecoin Project Repos
A blockchain-based storage network and cryptocurrency
- “Takedown notice” sent to Defense Distributed was fraudulent, from Slovakia
Woman computer scientist of the week
Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and the Director of Telecommunication and Information Technology Research Institute (TITR) and Centre for Information Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has served on the program committees of major conferences in cryptology and information security including CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, and ACM CCS and has worked on numerous industry collaborative research projects. Currently, she is director of iCORE Information Security Lab, AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security, and co-Director of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance.
Cloud and architecture
- Strangler pattern, a powerful simple concept to do refactoring
- Python exceptions considered an anti-pattern
- Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing
- Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle
- Terrapattern – A visual search tool for satellite imagery
- Winning the Blackbird Battle
Weâre happy to report that on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion affirming a lower court decision dismissing the case brought by Blackbird Tech. This is the last step in the process, weâve won.
- Sample cloud-native application with microservices
Sample cloud-native application with 10 microservices showcasing Kubernetes, Istio, gRPC and OpenCensus. Provided for illustration and demo purposes. – GoogleCloudPlatform/microservices-demo
- Benchmarking AWS, DigitalOcean, Linode, Packet, and Vultr
- Uber Revenue Growth Slows, Losses Persist as 2019 IPO Draws Near
Development and languages
- Programming as Translation
- ParaSail Programming Language: parallel programming language
Parallel Specification and Implementation Language
- Asynchronous programming. Cooperative multitasking
In this post, we will be talking about cooperative multitasking as the concept and its implementation using callbacks and green threads
- What Is Differentiable Programming?
- Microsoft Ironically Proves Forced Windows Updates Don’t Make Any Sense
- Dialogical logic programming
- Forge – Work with Git forges from the comfort of Magit
Work with Git forges from the comfort of Magit. Contribute to magit/forge development by creating an account on GitHub.
- An Update on Android Things
- GitHub Classroom and Travis CI Improved Students’ Grades
- The State of Python Packaging
- Building a zero-latency WordPress front-end
- Social media rituals: The uses of celebrity death in digital culture
- You Can Now Run Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 3
- Plotting hearts with Python and C
My heart for Cutie Pai. Contribute to susam/heart development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Fully managed PostgreSQL databases
- DigitalOcean launched managed PostgreSQL
- GitHub Introduces Draft Pull Requests
You can now use draft pull requests to clearly tag when youâre coding a work in progress.
- GitHub: Unlimited free private repos
- ECS back and forth: a journey from OOP programming to component-based models
- The D Programming Language Conference 2019
- Microsoft begins work on its 2020 Windows releases in new preview
An October 2019 update is still planned, but previews of that will come in spring.
- C# 8: Switch expressions
At the end of January the .NET Core development team has released a new version of the .NET Core framework, .NET Core 3 preview 2. It delivers a few new C# features to developers. It is nice to see the language improving and I like all of them. But today
Quote of the week
When in doubt, use brute force.
— Ken Thompson
- A heatmap of your Google Pay payments
- Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
- Twitter Denies Having an Anti-Conservative Bias – This Time in India
- DoorDash and Amazon Won’t Change Tipping Policy After Instacart Controversy
- Google terminated our business via our Google Play Developer Account
A plea to all android app developers and small start-up tech business owners to come together and force Google to change their automatic…
- Google wrongly terminated our new business via our Google Play Developer Account
- Why Stripe is the worst choice for your new startup business
- Writing Documents at Amazon
- Artificial Intelligence and the Art of Mario Klingemann
- NHTSA’s Implausible Safety Claim for Tesla’s Autosteer Driver Assistance System
- Brave Privacy Browser Is Whitelisting Trackers of Facebook and Twitter
- Google Edge TPU Devices
- Twitter CEO Says Its a Matter of Time for Lightning Network to Come to Cash App
My Bitcoin News • The CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, has said that the companyâs Cash App will integrate Bitcoinâs Lightning Network and that itâs only a matter of
- Why I quit a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself
Despite getting rewarded repeatedly with promotions, compensation, recognition, and praise, I wasn’t motivated enough to do another year.
- The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review
- Google Docs gets an API for task automation
Google today announced the general availability of a new API for Google Docs that will allow developers to automate many of the tasks that users typically do manually in the company’s online office suite. The API has been in developer preview since last April’s Google Cloud Next 2018 anâ¦
- I tried to keep my unborn child secret from Facebook and Google
- Microsoft: 70 percent of all security bugs are memory safety issues
- Amazon is buying Eero
Amazon is about to expand its smart home offerings in a big way. The company just announced its intention to acquire Bay Area-based home mesh router startup, Eero. Itâs a pretty clear fit for the online retailer as it pushes to make Alexa a feature in the connected home. The move also makes sense fâ¦
- Unity Technologies Targeting 2020 IPO
Video game development platform Unity Technologies is gearing up to go public, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which was valued at a little more than $3 billion as of its last funding round in June 2018, is aiming to do its initial public offering during the first half of 2020 ã¼ provided that market conditions are favorable, a source told Cheddar.
- One analyst’s attempts to demystify the types of traffic Google sends publishers
- Google and Facebook should be regulated for news content, UK government report
- Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using it as your default
- Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning?
What is the relationship between intellectual giftedness and meaning in life?
- 3 years later, IntelliJ is still unusably slow on macOS with a 4K display
- Google warns about two iOS zero-days ‘exploited in the wild’
- Google paid Apple $9.4B in 2018 to be the default search engine
- Researchers use Intel SGX to put malware beyond the reach of antivirus software
- Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian: sources
Amazon.com Inc and General Motors Co are in talks to invest in Rivian Automotive…
- Fyre Festival Was a Huge Scam. Is Netflix’s Fyre Documentary a Scam, Too?
The festival’s marketing agency also co-produced the film, resulting in a misleading version of who bears responsibility for the fraud.
- Twitter keeps losing monthly users, so it’s going to stop sharing how many
- Not Your Imagination: Twitter Treats Conservatives More Harshly Than Liberals
- How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t
Kara Swisher’s live-tweeted interview with Jack Dorsey highlighted some of Twitter’s product issues.
- Google will spend $13B on U.S. real estate in 2019
- Lessons from Google’s Geographical GDPR Goof
DMN follows the legal paper trail from France and Ireland back to sunny California
- Amazon in Its Prime: Doubles Profits, Pays $0 in Federal Income Taxes
Amazon, the ubiquitous purveyor of two-day delivery of just about everything, nearly doubled its profits to $11.2 billion in 2018 from $5.6 billion the previous year and, once again, didnât pay a single cent of federal income taxes.
- Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus
Its plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers.
- Amazon projected to pay 0 federal income tax, second year in a row
- Regulate Facebook and Twitter? The Case Is Getting Stronger
- Google needed to build a graph serving system
- Did New York Lose Anything with Amazon’s Rejection? It’s Complicated
Now that Amazon has said that itâs taking its ball and going home rather than deal with mean, pushy New Yorkers, outside observers are giving off the sense that the city (and its local politicians) are losing out for their recalcitrance. They’re wrong. New York City is running at about a 4.3 â¦
- Chromecast Ultra force use of Google DNS
- Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages
- Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city
Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property t…
- Adblockers Performance Study
Blocking all ads faster than the blink of an eye.
- Effectiveness of Photodynamic Therapy in Elimination of HPV in Mexican Women
- Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings
The federal judiciary charges 10 cents a page to see electronic court records. Retired judges and civil rights groups say access should be free.
- Learn Multi Platform 6502 Assembly Programming for Monsters
- Robot Academy – Open online robotics education resource
- Public hacker test on Swiss Post’s e-voting system
- Not-Paid: Client did not pay?Add opacity to body tag and decrease it everyday
Client did not pay? Add opacity to the body tag and decrease it every day until their site completely fades away – kleampa/not-paid
- Japanese women push back against Valentine’s tradition of ‘obligation chocolate’
- Leaks Reveal US Military Use of IMF, World Bank as “Unconventional” Weapons
- SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro
Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. Nuro has raised more than $1 billion from partâ¦
- Mars One, which offered 1-way trips to Mars, declared bankrupt
Mars One, a Dutch company that planned to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars and start the first human colony on the Red Planet, has been declared bankrupt.
- Apple and Google accused of hosting Saudi gov’t app that tracks women
- Android Phones Can Be Hacked Remotely by Viewing Malicious PNG Image
- On higher education, programmers and blue-collar jobs
- Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes
- Vim Is Saving Me Hours of Work When Writing Books and Courses
When writing a book or course, you deal with hundreds of thousands of words and Vim helps you manage that in a sane way.
- Cultural Course Correcting: Black Rock City 2019
- Drivers claim Uber won’t pay fees to launch forced arbitration cases
Uber fought as hard as any company in America in the past few years to assure th…
- Two Large Chinese Borrowers Miss Bond Payments, Sources Say
- “Catastrophic” hack wipes out email provider’s entire infrastructure
- BuzzFeed Journalists Vote to Unionize in Wake of Layoffs
- NIST Reveals 26 Algorithms Advancing to the Post-Quantum Crypto ‘Semifinals’
- Quantum Computing, Capabilities and Limits: An Interview with Scott Aaronson
- Toyotas and Chevys Are Holding Up Better Than Most Luxury Brands
- Hacker Surfing: Free Housing for Engineers and Designers Visiting SF
- Linux Reverse Engineering CTFs for Beginners
After a while, I decided a write a short blog post about Linux binary reversing CTFs in general. How to approach a binary and solving for beginners. I personally am not a fan of Linux reverse enginâ¦
- Learn UX Design A$AP
- Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones
- Secret History of Women in Coding
- Talos – A modern Linux distribution for Kubernetes