Month: February 2020

Can Deutsche Bank’s PaaS help turn the bank around?

Back in 2015 – following an executive bloodbath and shortly before it would be deemed the world’s most dangerous bank by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)  – a small team of engineers in Deutsche Bank’s London office were tasked by their new management with transforming the bank into operating “everything-as-a-service.”

Now, three years on, those engineers have built Fabric, an internal platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that is already being used by thousands of Deutsche Bank employees to run thousands of applications, all with the aim of running 80 percent of workloads on Fabric by 2022. Built on top of Red Hat’s OpenShift

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Fujifilm unveils the X-T4, its new and improved flagship mirrorless camera

After the announcement of its new and improved X100V compact camera, Fujifilm has unveiled its flagship mirrorless shooter, the X-T4.

True to the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage, the Japanese manufacturer has changed little about the camera on the outside — not that this is a problem, factoring in the excellent built quality of its predecessor, the X-T3. That said, there are some minor tweaks, like sleeker, sharper edges, similar to the path Fujifilm took with the X100V.

The biggest improvements are on the inside. The X-T4 finally gets built in image stabilization, which should make the

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Are containers a good choice for your applications?

The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. Despite only being a small portion of the overall cloud technologies market, application containers will see the hottest growth, estimated at 40 percent through 2020.

Why? Well, it’s hype mixed with need, with a bit of success on top. Containers have a valid place in the cloud computing technology stack, beyond the hype. In other words, they solve a core problem facing those moving applications to the cloud or building net-new

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Use Azure Cognitive Services to automate forms processing

Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, powered by machine learning, are an easy way to add artificial intelligence to your apps, offering pay-as-you-go access to a selection of useful algorithms. Unlike many other web services, they’re continuously evolving, improving as they ingest more and more labeled data.

That’s an important difference between machine learning and other, more familiar, algorithms. As Microsoft improves its training and models, the scope of the services continues to get better, along with responsiveness and accuracy. Some can even take advantage of a process called Transfer Learning, where training a model with one set of data improves

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‘Long Bitcoin? Warren Buffett suggests shorting suitcases’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day.

Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Marx used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, February 24 2020, at a price of $9,650. That’s a notable 2.73 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$271.40. It was the lowest closing price in three days.

We’re still 51 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market

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5 reasons to choose PyTorch for deep learning

PyTorch is definitely the flavor of the moment, especially with the recent 1.3 and 1.4 releases bringing a host of performance improvements and more developer-friendly support for mobile platforms. But why should you choose to use PyTorch instead of other frameworks like MXNet, Chainer, or TensorFlow? Let’s look into five reasons that add up to a strong case for PyTorch.

Before we get started, a plea to TensorFlow users who are already typing furious tweets and emails even before I begin: Yes, there are also plenty of reasons to choose TensorFlow over PyTorch, especially if you’re targeting

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