Another 'version control' for ML just launched https://github.com/replicate/replicate
The main idea behind this is: let's rebuild git from scratch, but lighter and more 'automagic' (but, wait actually no, because you have to change your code to use this...) so that you don't have to use git yourself!
The truth is that all of these projects fail because we want black magic and not having to think about these things.
New hardware challenges for the WFH workforce: no more laptops! https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/11/future-of-collaboration-04/
A very good article about Turchin and cliodynamics https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/12/can-history-predict-future/616993/
Though it is very clear that the whole "let's #DataScience our way through history (and politics, and sociology, and anthropology, you get the point)" is still in its infancy, it is nonetheless very interesting
pandemics, epidemics, covid, measles
The covid pandemic is contributing to generate other epidemics, such as measles: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/health/measles-deaths-soared-worldwide-last-year-as-vaccine-rates-stalled.html
Now, if you think that covid with an R factor of 3-4 is sneaky and terrifying, wait for measles to come back roaring, with a very nice R factor around 18 (yes, 18, not a typo)
I might call this talk "Software developers finding out that everything that we do (yes, even software) is actually a social activity and has to be studied as such if we want to understand it"
I wonder if it would be possible, but mostly if it would make sense, to have a cloud offering made of tiny machines (maybe even Raspberry Pis) that would of course not give you much performance, but it would be powered 100% from renewable sources and it could be good enough for simple websites.
Or maybe I just need some rest after a very long day 😅
Making a note that I didn't write this post 😁
Many are hoping for a vaccine at the beginning of 2021, but the probability of having a safe one in such little time is pretty low.
But even if we had a working and safe formula, we're missing the big picture: to make it effective we have to produce billions of doses.
Only this would probably take years to accomplish.
So, an epidemiologist today said "if the trend remains exponential, in a week the number of contagions will be the double".
Now to me this sounds more or less like saying "the grass is green", or "the sky is blue", but I perfectly understand why you want to clearly state it for everyone to understand it.
People's reaction to this? "Enough with the scientists spreading terror and dread!!!"
This is simply one of the best talks EVER about: machine learning, security and technology in general.
People freak out over having a 'static', formal and specific definition of an ensemble of operations to define some kind of behavior.
Might be JSON, XML, EDN or tables in a DB, I don't care. They prefer APIs, classes, functions, methods.
Wait, but isn't 'code' itself a "static, formal and specific definition of an ensemble of operations"?
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