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5 Cloud Technology Trends To Watch Out For


There is no denying to the fact that cloud computing has altered the way both small and big enterprises operate. By 2020, the number of businesses that will be venturing into the cloud landscape is expected to inflate by 30%.

Machine Learning in the Cloud


Their senior technical evangelist in the UK, Steve Bryen explains how they're helping customers do the "heavy lifting" when adopting these cutting edge tools as part of large scale transformation projects.

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds


By now we all (should) know the benefits of serverless computing in the public cloud. InfoWorld's Eric Knorr provides a good summary of serverless computing's advantages, so I won't go into the details here.

My Learning Key Machine Learning is shaping the Cloud Computing


The advances in technology just keep getting better and better. At the present, machine learning is the one making all the noise because of the benefits that it can give to every aspect of human life. Machine Learning is one of the best innovations in the evolution of automation; and if it is built together with cloud computing, it can be a lot more beneficial.

Lidar Cloud Detection with Fully Convolutional Networks Machine Learning

In this contribution, we present a novel approach for segmenting laser radar (lidar) imagery into geometric time-height cloud locations with a fully convolutional network (FCN). We describe a semi-supervised learning method to train the FCN by: pre-training the classification layers of the FCN with 'weakly labeled' lidar data, using 'unsupervised' pre-training with the cloud locations of the Wang & Sassen (2001) cloud mask algorithm, and fully supervised learning with hand-labeled cloud locations. We show the model achieves higher levels of cloud identification compared to the cloud mask algorithm.