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AI, bots and robots
- ArXiv Machine Learning Classification Guide
- Robots in Finance Could Wipe Out Some of Its Highest-Paying Jobs
- Can AI Replace Programmers?-Frances Buontempo – Center Keynote Meeting C++ 2019
- Using machine learning to choose compression algorithms
- AI Dungeon 2 costing over $10k/day to run on GCS/Colab
“@waxpancake @GoogleAI The BYU PCCL lab I’m apart of is covering it now. But it’s at 10k+ per day now so they can’t sustain that more than a couple days”
- Financial Time Series Forecasting with Deep Learning: A Literature Review
Financial time series forecasting is, without a doubt, the top choice of
computational intelligence for finance researchers from both academia and
financial industry due to its broad implementation areas and substantial
impact. Machine Learning (ML) researchers came up with various models and a
vast number of studies have been published accordingly. As such, a significant
amount of surveys exist covering ML for financial time series forecasting
studies. Lately, Deep Learning (DL) models started appearing within the field,
with results that significantly outperform traditional ML counterparts. Even
though there is a growing interest in develop
- 2020 cybersecurity predictions, as told by a bot
- 2019’s Top Machine and Deep Learning Research Papers
Reviewing the best-of-the-year in ML and DL research
- Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences
- Bot can beat humans in multiplayer hidden-role games
- Why the ‘Queen of Shitty Robots’ Renounced Her Crown
- Learning at work is work, and we must make space for it
Learning at work is work, and we can make it easier.
- DrumBot: Real-Time ML Drummer
- FastMRI initiative releases neuroimaging data set
As part of the fastMRI research project to use AI to speed up MRI scans, NYU Langone Health is making a new data set of de-identified brain MRIs available to researchers and Facebook AI is sharing additional tools and resources.
- Learning from OpenBSD can make computers marginally less horrible
The following document is an attempt to consolidate down a number of threads spanning separate discussions from around the ‘net I have been having on the subject of operating system development models and OpenBSD. I will break up this document into several sections each of which will handle separate pillars of my thinking in so far as I’ve formed some semi-articulate thoughts that I can share.
- Rules of Machine Learning: Best Practices for ML Engineering
- Deepmind: A set of 13 machine-learning tasks that require memory to solve
- Learning human objectives by evaluating hypothetical behaviours
- Dota 2 with Large Scale Deep Reinforcement Learning
- Andrew Yang’s math on the robot takeover doesn’t check out
Blockchain and decentralization
- File Systems Unfit as Distributed Storage Back Ends: 10 Years of Ceph
This paper is by Abutalib Aghayev (Carnegie Mellon University), Sage Weil (Red Hat Inc.), Michael Kuchnik (Carnegie Mellon University), Mar…
- The Internet’s first general-purpose distributed computing project
- If Bitcoin Looks Like It Isn’t Trading, It’s Because It Isn’t
- Kong – Physical Cryptocurrency
- Developing Blockchain Use Cases for CMU Coin
- Twitter kicks off Bluesky: independent decentralized protocol for social media
- Jack Dorsey Wants to Decentralize Twitter
- Biggest list of fully remote, 100% distributed companies
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Collaborative Software That’s Wary of the Cloud
- Deploy-your-own-SaaS: “only yours” cloud services for everyday needs
List of “only yours” cloud services for everyday needs :black_flag: – Atarity/deploy-your-own-saas
- Google Cloud Is Having IO Issues in US-EAST1
- Finala: A cloud scanner that analyzes wasteful and unused resources
- Serverless Development with Serverless Framework
If you’ve read yesterdays post about ZEIT Now, you’ve already seen one of many approaches to develop and deploy a serverless API. In this post we will have a look at an alternative you can use to develop serverless applications, namely Serverless Framework. Serverless Framework can be used to develop, deploy and test your serverless applications targeted towards different cloud providers, or as they describe themselves: “The complete solution for building & operating serverless applications.” Let’s have a look on what this framework is all about.
- Simple Rules ‘Bootstrap’ the Laws of Physics
- Top key takeaways and announcements from KubeCon and CloudNative Con 2019
- There aren’t enough humans for cloud-native infra
- Going Serverless with OpenFaaS and Golang – Building Optimized Templates
- Cashbar app – your SaaS revenue in your menu bar
Tiny, yet powerful, native macOS app for Stripe notifications in your menu bar. See how much you’ve earned today. Minimalistic interface, multiple accounts support.
- Open Reference Architecture for Security and Privacy
- Are Physical Laws Inevitable?
- $12k/month SaaS scraping social networks’ data
Alex got lazy about using the inspector to download Instagram pics, so he searched on Google for a solution. The results were crappy but their traffic was high… So he purchased a domain and decided to build the tool himself. Since then, Ninja Copy has grown into a SaaS that’s making $12k per month.
- Framework Patterns
Development and languages
- 3 steps to being more efficient on GitHub
By helping others help you, you’re setting yourself up for less friction.
Here are 3 steps towards making the whole experience as smooth as possible 😀
- A walk through the Magit interface
- “I lost my inheritance with one wrong digit on my sort code”
- Structuring Your Project – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python
- Lisp Programming in Vim with Slimv or Vlime
- Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks
- Exploit chain for Firefox (on Windows) that gets RCE and escape the sandbox
Full exploit chain (CVE-2019-11708 & CVE-2019-9810) against Firefox on Windows 64-bit. – 0vercl0k/CVE-2019-11708
- Why Most Programmers Get Pagination Wrong
- Statically-typed error handling in Python using Mypy
- Why databases use ordered indexes but programming uses hash tables
- Developing a Statically Typed Programming Language
- Python private package repository and caching proxy
- O(n^2), again, now in Windows Management Instrumentation
I recently hit some multi-minute delays on my workstation. After investigating I found that the problem was due to a lock being held for five minutes, and during that time the lock-holder was mostl…
- Things end users care about but programmers don’t
(And we agree with them, but our tools make it really hard to provide)
Change color of things
Nice default color palette
Use my preferred color palette
Use this color from here
- Informer – Telegram Mass Surveillance with Python
A Telegram Mass Surveillance Bot in Python. Contribute to paulpierre/informer development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Bravo – Turn designs into native iOS and Android apps without coding
- Creating Python Virtual Environments with Conda: Why and How
- Git from the Inside Out
- Kernel-Bypass Networking
- Gitmoji – Yay or Nay?
- Adventures with Dockerised Headed Chrome, Extensions and Selenium-Python
- Repl from Repo
- Layered Programming
- PPX: Probabilistic Programming EXecution Protocol and API Based on Flatbuffers
- Music for Programming
- Poetry: Python dependency management and packaging made easy
- Poetry Dependency Management for Python – v1.0
- DepHell – Project Management for Python
Quote of the week
You can’t trust code that you did not totally create yourself.
— Ken Thompson
- Challenge: Find Twitter memes with suffix arrays
- Google seen as retreating from the Alphabet experiment
Sundar Pichai’s appointment as CEO of Google parent Alphabet effectively shifts the focus back on the company’s advertising profit machine and away from its “moonshots” and other potential new businesses.
- Bloomberg Beta Investment Documents
- AMD Zen 4 CPUs Rumored on Track for 2021 Release, Early TSMC 5nm Yields Over 50%
- Spirit Scripts: Japan’s mysterious outcast alphabets
- Gurgel Itaipu ( 🇧🇷 1975) & Tesla Cybertruck ( 🇺🇸 2019)
- A Man Using Google Ad Data to Help Heroin Users
I use ad data to try to save their lives
- Google under investigation for ‘Thanksgiving Four’ firings, discouraging unions
The National Labor Relations Board has officially begun a fresh investigation into Google’s labor practices after “Thanksgiving Four” file federal complaint.
- Google Sued Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
- Things that are illegal to build in most American cities now, a Twitter thread
- Plundervolt: Software-Based Fault Injection Attacks Against Intel SGX
- Twitter funding a team to develop an open standard for social media
“Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard. 🧵”
- Introducing E2, new cost-optimized general purpose VMs for Google Compute Engine
A technical look at dynamic resource management behind E2 VM machine types
- Google bans niche browsers from GMail
- Facebook, Google Drop Out of Top ‘Best Places to Work’ List
- Plundervolt: Corrupt the integrity of Intel SGX by controling the voltage
- Twitter’s future could look a lot like its past
- My Bootstrapped Micro-Startup Got Acquired
- Intel Takes Lidar Indoors
- Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap 2019-2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, 1.4nm
- 10nm+++, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4nm for 2029
Intel’s process technology roadmap reveals decade-out plans, including a future 10nm+++ node and even a 1.4nm node heading into 2029.
- Google Gives Feds 1,500 Phone Locations in Unprecedented ‘Geofence’ Search
Feds tell Google to search four areas for suspected arsonists’ phones. Google gives it 1,500 device IDs.
- Twitter to decentralize something
- Discontinued Microsoft Products
- Google Street View image of a house predicts car accident risk of its resident
- FlatGA – A Simplified Interface for Google Analytics
- Google Culture War Escalates as Era of Transparency Wanes
- Genius sues Google and LyricFind over allegedly stolen song lyrics
- Why Nukemap Isn’t on Google Maps Anymore
The top-secret story of why NUKEMAP switched from Google Maps to Mapbox+Leaflet.
- Reputation management firms bury Google results by placing flattering content
- Deep Internationalization for Gboard, the Google Keyboard
- Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab–and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job
- Learn When to Quit
- The Lesson to Unlearn
- Systemd Opened Security Hole in Linux, VPNs Could Be Compromised
- PracticalAI 2.0: A New Platform to Learn ML Using Python, Keras and Tensorflow
- HackerOne breach lets outside hacker read customers’ private bug reports
- Reducing the Performance Gap of Intel’s MKL on AMD Threadripper
In this post I’m going to show you a simple way to significantly speedup Python numpy compute performance on AMD CPU’s when using Anaconda Python.
- How to Show Available WiFi Networks on Linux from the Command Line
- Tsunebaro Makaguchi – Education Through Interest
- Man Loses Home After Failing to Pay $8.41 in Property Taxes
- Learning to code vs. learning to automate
Does anyone remember a few years ago, when the mayor of New York decided to learn to program? It was a heady time, because it wasn’t just him. I remember these surreal commercials where Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was encouraging children to learn to code for the good of humanity or something. There was […]
- Quadratic Payments: A Primer
- Repo Blowup Was Fueled by Big Banks and Hedge Funds, BIS Says
- American Factories Demand White-Collar Education for Blue-Collar Work
For the first time, U.S. manufacturing workers with college degrees will soon outnumber those without. It’s part of a shift to automation that has increased factory output, opened opportunities for women and reduced prospects for the nation’s lowest-skilled workers.
- Elements of AI course soon available in all EU languages
Our ambitious goal is to educate 1% of European citizens in the basics of AI by 2021. The Elements of AI is a movement – sign up now to learn more!
- Machine Learning Crash Course by Google
An intensive, practical 20-hour introduction to machine learning fundamentals, with companion TensorFlow exercises.
- The Dogs Ate SoftBank’s Money
- SoftBank Is Selling Wag Stake Back to Company
- State found $117k in double payments through data analytics
- Luxury hotel guests keep stealing mattresses
Stealing towels from a hotel is one thing, but taking the mattress is going way too far.
- Honda Refuses to Track Stolen Accord Because Owner Didn’t Pay for HondaLink
- A podcast that hacks Ring camera owners live
In the NulledCast hackers livestream the harassment of Ring camera owners after accessing their devices. Hundreds of people can listen.
- Lots of bugs in 32-bit x86 Linux entry code
- Lots of bugs in 32-bit x86 Linux entry code
- Netflix sends journalists on pricey trips
- PayPal Sues U.S. Regulator over Prepaid-Card Rule
- Explainer: Reducing User-Agent Granularity
- Phonon heat transfer across a vacuum through quantum fluctuations
- How to Reduce the Costs of Your HTTP(s) API on AWS
How can you save money on running your HTTP(S) API on Amazon Web Services (AWS)? In this post, our Backend team answers exactly this.
- Thief Stole Payroll Data for Thousands of Facebook Employees
- Deep Learning Breakthrough Made by Rice University Scientists
- Mux Is Looking for a Generalist to Work on Elixir APIs and TypeScript/React