Month: April 2020

The best free data science courses during quarantine

If you are locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you just might have some extra time on your hands. Binging Netflix is all well and good, but perhaps you are getting tired of that and you would like to learn something new.

One of the most lucrative fields to open up in the last couple of years is data science. The resources I list below will help those technical enough to understand math at the level of statistics and differential calculus to incorporate machine learning into their skill sets. They might even help you start a new career as

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The best free data science courses during quarantine

If you are locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you just might have some extra time on your hands. Binging Netflix is all well and good, but perhaps you are getting tired of that and you would like to learn something new.

One of the most lucrative fields to open up in the last couple of years is data science. The resources I list below will help those technical enough to understand math at the level of statistics and differential calculus to incorporate machine learning into their skill sets. They might even help you start a new career as

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Apple Airpods Pro are just the accessory for our new work-from-home lifestyle.

TLDR: With active noise cancellation, epic sound and a host of Apple-centric features, the Airpods Pro are perfect for making the home office really feel like the office.

Trying to get work done in your house is never as simple as it seems. When you’re in the office, your focus is usually centered on the job, so staying on task and reaching goals comes naturally. But when you’re working from home, all those attention-grabbers are just within arm’s reach. Whether it’s a TV show or a hobby or the rest of your family just a few feet away, remaining locked

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How to track COVID-19 without invading privacy

The past few months have taught us an important lesson: We’re bad at handling highly contagious diseases. The Earth’s growing population and the ease with which we can travel long distances have contributed to the fast spread of the novel coronavirus to more than 200 countries.

For the moment, the main question is, how do we stop the spread of the virus? For states, the choice is between health and the economy. They must either shut down their economies and impose nationwide quarantines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or continue business as usual and risk infecting millions of people

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AWS unveils open source model server for PyTorch

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled an open source tool, called TorchServe, for serving PyTorch machine learning models. TorchServe is maintained by AWS in partnership with Facebook, which developed PyTorch, and is available as part of the PyTorch project on GitHub.

Released on April 21, TorchServe is designed to make it easy to deploy PyTorch models at scale in production environments. Goals include lightweight serving with low latency, and high-performance inference.

The key features of TorchServe include:

  • Default handlers for common applications such as object detection and text classification, sparing users from having to write custom code to deploy
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Juniper CTO talks COVID-19, SD-WAN and shifting multicloud technology

In December, Juniper Networks  named industry veteran Raj Yavatkar chief technology officer. After extended stints with Google Cloud, VMware and Intel, Yavatkar is now charged with setting Juniper’s future courses in intelligent self-driving networks, security, network virtualization, packet-optical integration and how it will support hybrid cloud scenarios. Yavatkar recently talked with Network World about what technologies he sees currently impacting networking and what Juniper is planning for the near future. Here is an edited version of that conversation.

What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on Juniper?

First of all we are in a quiet period [ahead of the company’s

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