— In the News —
If you're interested in the coronavirus, this project from John Hopkins University is worth watching. Researchers are modeling the risk as it spreads and this real-time dashboard of infections is one of the most useful visualizations of the epidemic so far.
It took 2048 TPU cores for 30 full days to train but Google's Meena is said to be the best chatbot yet. It can even invent jokes that are reasonably insightful.
— Tools and Techniques —
In some ways, pandas 1.0 is just a normal release with new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. But it’s also a milestone for the project beyond just the commits. This post from the pandas blog takes a look at where the project has been and where it's going next.
This post by Dean Wampler is the first in a new series that shows how to use Ray effectively for scaling Machine Learning and Python applications. This first part is a hands-on introduction.
Nice entry point for working with Azure. Includes common uses, cheat sheets and lots of links throughout for additional resources.
This is an unfortunate story but Kate Laskowski does a great job at dissecting data problems here, which eventually led to two paper retractions. From her story, it's easy to see how this happened and how someone with less integrity might have let this slide.
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— Resources —
This new book covers the mathematical foundations that are needed for machine learning. Free to download.
Nice collection of tools and guides to help you put models made in R into production.
— Conferences & Events —
Strata Data & AI - San Jose, CA - Data feeds AI; AI makes sense of data. So it also made sense to combine the O’Reilly Strata Data and AI Conferences—covering two of the most pressing technological trends of the decade—and giving you access to the full breadth of both programs. March 15-18. Details and Registration Info >>
— Career —
Raw technical skill is important but ultimately, the keys to success begin with working on the right problems. In this essay, John Schulman offers a useful framework for figuring out what to work on and how to spend your time.
This is an awesome collection of curated resources for both sides of the interview table. Covers a wide variety of topics from specific interview questions to practical advice for finding candidates or your next job.