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Hacking OSCON on the Expo Hall Plus pass

23 minutes agoTechnology : O'Reilly Radar

In addition to exploring the largest collection of open source projects up close and in-person, access the hallway track and attend special programs, which can lead to long-lasting relationships and other prospects. OSCON is right around the corner and I want to let you in on a little secret. Show More Summary

5 reasons you need to learn to write Python decorators

Decorators can massively magnify the positive impact of the code you write. Python decorators are so easy to use. Anyone who knows how to write a Python function can learn to use a decorator: @somedecorator def some_function(): print("Check it out, I'm using decorators!") But writing decorators is a whole different skill set. Show More Summary

8 mistakes that can derail your IoT project

Deliver on user expectations by attending to hundreds of tiny details. The Internet of Things has already begun to shape consumer electronics for the next decade. But every new capability brings new possibilities for failure: when those...Show More Summary

Marc Warner on AI's fundamental shift: Supplemental thinking

The O'Reilly Radar Podcast: The short-term and long-term future of artificial intelligence. In this episode, I chat with Marc Warner, CEO of ASI, a data science and business analytics consultancy and training organization in London.Show More Summary

Building and deploying large-scale machine learning applications

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Danny Bickson on recommenders, data science, and applications of machine learning. In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I spoke with Danny Bickson, co-founder and VP at Dato, and the principal organizer of the Data Science Summit (full disclosure: I’m a member of the conference organizing committee). Show More Summary

Four short links: 5 May 2016

Giphy Pro, Harvesting Robots, Network Ethics, and Music Transcription Giphy Wants All the GIFs (Backchannel) -- they're licensing legit high-res metadata-rich GIFs from content producers, wanting to become a real search engine. The description of metadata problems on user contributions is interesting. Show More Summary

Navigating statistical data and common sense

An informed approach to consuming popular infosec research. A rather interesting and insightful question came up in an online discussion recently: “There are a lot of smart people who aren’t mathematicians, statisticians, or data scientists that think Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is wrong or flawed. Show More Summary

Labeling offsite and PDF links automatically, using attribute selectors

Ever wanted links that go offsite or to a PDF to be labeled consistently as such? However, in a content management system with lots of people adding links, people forget to label their links. Use attribute selectors to label links consistently with this handy formula. Continue reading Labeling offsite and PDF links automatically, using attribute selectors.

Rob Chandhok on connecting sensors to the Internet

The O’Reilly Hardware Podcast: Building wireless links for the IoT. In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, we talk with Rob Chandhok, president of Helium, a startup with a platform for connecting sensors and control elements over the Internet. Show More Summary

Four short links: 4 May 2016

AI Murder, Openness in AI, Spectrum Challenge, and SDR Apps Mika Model (Slate) -- a new story from Paolo Bacigalupi, asking whether an AI'd up sex doll could commit murder. The companion article by Ryan Calo takes the story's situation...Show More Summary

Stop the DRM virus

The original lament that consumers would destroy the industries that brought them culture has been replaced by the desire most industries have to control their customers. The Day Against DRM is a modern day Boston Tea Party. Users across...Show More Summary

Why interpretability matters in data analytics

The results our algorithms produce must be approachable for an ever-growing audience. Can I start with a confession? I love algorithms. Even more than any specific algorithm, I love the idea of algorithms: the idea that interrelationships in the real world can be expressed and clarified using formulas comforts me. Show More Summary

Accelerating real-time analytics with Apache Spark

Sean Owen and Yann Delacourt cover Spark's architecture, deployment strategies, and use cases, as well as Spark's impact on data science, analytics, and machine learning. Continue reading Accelerating real-time analytics with Apache Spark.

Four short links: 2 May 2016

AI Values, Grokking Live Video, Teaching the Future, and Service Workers are the Future Digital Genies -- The worst thing is a machine that has the wrong values, but is absolutely convinced it has the right ones, because then there’s nothing you can do to divert it from the path it thinks it’s supposed to be following. Show More Summary

Four short links: 29 April 2016

AI Gym, Open Sourced Xamarin, History Mining, and Club Economics OpenAI Gym -- A toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms. It supports teaching agents everything from walking to playing games like Pong or Go. Open Xamarin -- the Xamarin tools are now all MIT-licensed, after the Microsoft acquisition. Show More Summary

Ben Yoskovitz on using metrics to build successful products and companies

The O’Reilly Design Podcast: Build measure learn, the One Metric That Matters, and balancing hubris and humility. In this week’s Design Podcast, I sit down with Ben Yoskovitz, investor, entrepreneur, and former VP of product at VarageSale and at GoInstant. Show More Summary

Crowdsourcing a developer laptop

Using the power of the community to create a developer-friendly Linux laptop. Over four years ago it all began with the crazy idea of creating an Ubuntu-based developer laptop by engaging the community. At Dell, the thought of creating a niche product, for an “obscure” audience, and doing it publicly, was a bit out of the norm to say the least. Show More Summary

Machine learning for procurement analytics

The O’Reilly Podcast: Eliot Knudsen on the business value of prescriptive analytics and machine learning algorithms. In this episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, O’Reilly’s Ben Lorica sat down with Eliot Knudsen, Field Architect at Tamr....Show More Summary

Uncover your company's hidden assets

The every-day experiences of frontline employees may be an untapped source of insight and opportunity. Perhaps the most under-utilized assets in most companies are the ideas in their employees' heads. As many companies strive to be more...Show More Summary

Enhancing persistence with open source infrastructure

Having a homogenous approach to persistence is key to moving the container ecosystem forward. In the past, we installed applications on hosts. Now we deploy ephemeral containers from container images and don’t worry about the host, which is great for promoting efficiency and scale. Show More Summary

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