Month: August 2020

How to find cloud talent during a boom

We made the call from the start: COVID-19 would spike the need for cloud computing and cloud computing talent. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker noted an increase in cloud spending with traditional infrastructure taking a dirt nap. The pandemic was the primary driver behind the shift in IT spending, with IDC noting that widespread remote work triggered demand for enterprise cloud-based services.

Of course, that was last quarter. The outlook for the remainder of the year is explosive cloud growth with funding and acceleration of cloud projects underway right now or about to begin. What currently hinders

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Netflix reveals the first details on its live-action Resident Evil series

Netflix today announced they’re making their next venture into video game-to-TV show adaptations. The series that’ll be making the transition to live-action, in this case, is none other than one of gaming’s most beloved horror franchises, Resident Evil.

The story, as we know it so far, is this: Jade and Billie Wesker are forced

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Algorithmia unveils MLops for teams

Machine learning tools vendor Algorithmia has unveiled a version of its machine learning operations and management platform for small groups within organizations, called Algorithmia Teams.

The cloud-hosted offering, for quickly delivering machine learning models into production, is intended to provide the performance of an enterprise-grade MLOps platform with the cost flexibility of a cloud-based service. A pay-as-you-go consumption model is leveraged to limit short-term financial exposure while enabling users to scale use of the platform as needed. Introduced August 25, Teams is intended to address a situation in which some companies have been constrained by the tools needed to manage

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What is computer vision? AI for images and video

Computer vision identifies and often locates objects in digital images and videos. Since living organisms process images with their visual cortex, many researchers have taken the architecture of the mammalian visual cortex as a model for neural networks designed to perform image recognition. The biological research goes back to the 1950s.

The progress in computer vision over the last 20 years has been absolutely remarkable. While not yet perfect, some computer vision systems achieve 99% accuracy, and others run decently on mobile devices.

The breakthrough in the neural network field for vision was Yann LeCun’s 1998 LeNet-5, a seven-level

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How to use Google’s Arts & Culture app to look at AR museum exhibits

Google‘s Arts & Culture app really is a gem for anyone who loves the arts, science, and just cool AR and VR stuff. The company recently announced it was adding a few AR extras to its app, including models of ancient creatures, for everyone to peruse. Fun and educational — what more could you want?

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Cloud is going to take time

$233.4 billion. That’s how much analyst firm IDC said the world spent on cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) in 2019. It sounds like a lot of money, right? According to a quick Internet search, $233 billion is how much China plans to spend on defense. It’s now much Bill Gates could save by “reinventing the toilet.” And it’s how much the meeting industry expects to lose due to the pandemic curtailing travel.

But $233.4 billion is a rounding error compared to the $4 trillion that organizations will spend on IT in 2020, according to IDC.

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