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Is Python or Perl faster than R?


Though a lot of statistical / machine learning algorithms are now being implemented in Python - see Python and R articles - and it seems that Python is more appropriate for production code and big data flowing in real time, while R is often used for EDA - exporatory data analysis - in manual mode. My question is, if you make a true apple-to-apple comparison, what kind of computations does Python perform much faster than R, (or the other way around) depending on data size / memory size? Here I have in mind algorithms such as classifying millions of keywords, something requiring trillions of operations and not easy to do with Hadoop, requiring very efficient algorithms designed for sparse data (sometimes called sparse computing). For instance, the following article topic (see data science book pp 118-122) shows a Perl script running 10 times faster than the R equivalent, to produce R videos, but it's not because of a language or compiler issue, it's because the Perl version pre-computes all video frames very fast and load them in memory, then the video is displayed (using R ironically), while the R version produces (and displays) one frame at a time and does the whole job in R. What about accelerating tools, such as the CUDA accelerator for R?

Amazon Fire 7 tablet review: still a lot of tablet for just £50

The Guardian

It looks quite different to the traditional Android experience from Google, lacks Google apps and only has access to the Amazon App Store, not the Google Play Store. Navigating it is easy with clearly marked panes filled with either apps, games, books, video, music, magazines, audio books etc. The jewel in the crown for Fire OS 5.4 is Alexa – Amazon's voice-enabled smart digital assistant. It's the same Alexa that's found in the company's Fire TV and Echo smart speaker devices, and has access to the same information. - Innovations in #IoT, Machine Learning, and #ArtificialIntelligence-Based Security Solutions 2017


Newswire) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Innovations in IoT-, Machine Learning-, and Artificial Intelligence-based Security Solutions" report to their offering. This edition of Network Security TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging security solutions based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other new technologies that help companies mitigate threats and defend against modern attacks. TechVision Information & Communication Technology cluster provides global industry analysis, technology competitive analysis, and insights into game-changing technologies in the wireless communication and computing space. These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions for computing, communications, business intelligence, data processing, information security, workflow automation, quality of service (QoS) measurements, simulations, customer relationship management, knowledge management functions and many more.

Careers at A9


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ABI Research Forecasts Almost One Million Businesses Worldwide Will Adopt AI Technologies by 2022 - AI Trends


"Many businesses will have to adapt their corporate governance policies to deal with the lack of a guaranteed outcome when implementing machine learning. While most enterprises start using machine learning to analyze their existing business for insights, the technologies have far-reaching application in specific industries, ranging from reduction of false positives in fraud detection to powering conversational interfaces for chatbots and virtual assistants." While some of the world's largest and innovative enterprises, such as Amazon, American Express, Citrix, Coca Cola, Facebook, Google, Netflix, PayPal, and Uber, already deploy projects powered by machine learning, ABI Research finds that not all will benefit. On the other hand, companies that focus only on ROI timetables will find emerging technologies, including machine learning, cybersecurity, and IoT, to be frustrating to implement and difficult to measure.

How I Built a Reverse Image Search with Machine Learning and TensorFlow: Part 3 Codementor


I've been making some TensorFlow examples for my website,, While it's fresh in my head, I wanted to write up an end-to-end description of what it's like to build a machine learning app, and more specifically, how to make your own reverse image search. For this demo, the work is ⅓ data munging/setup, ⅓ model development and ⅓ app development. The job of the predict script is to load a checkpointed model, run a bunch of images through that model, compare their embeddings, and finally save the results into a couple files I use directly in my app. That's how I used machine learning and TensorFlow to create a reverse image search.

MobiDev to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley @MobiDev_ #IoT #AI


SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.

Deep Learning personalization of Internet is next big leap - AI Trends


On a basic conceptual level, deep learning approaches share a very basic trait. Google Translate's science-fiction-like „Word Lens" function is powered by a deep learning algorithm and Deep Mind's recent Go victory can also be attributed to DL – although the triumphant algorithm AlphaGo isn't a pure neural net, but a hybrid, melding deep reinforcement learning with one of the foundational techniques of classical AI -- tree-search. Deep learning is an ample approach to tackling computational problems that are too complicated to solve for simple algorithms, such as image classification or natural language processing. It is quite possible that a large portion of the industries that currently leverage machine learning hold further unexploited potential for deep learning and DL-based approaches can trump current best practices in many of them.

Machine Learning and the Future of IT Ops – Sam Charrington – Medium


While ITOA & monitoring isn't my core focus, when I dug into what they were doing, I found a few of areas of overlap that piqued my interest, namely the machine learning, big data, open source and multi-cloud angles. I spend the bulk of my time now tracking the machine learning & AI space, but coming from a focus on cloud for many years -- and from the telecom industry many years before that -- I'm keenly interested in how these technologies can be used to facilitate the delivery of applications as well as data center and network services. Well, as is often the case, Google's past is the enterprise's future… Over the next few years ML and AI will make its way to every area of the IT stack from the network and infrastructure itself, to infrastructure management, to service delivery & customer service, and to application platforms and the apps themselves. Basically, ITOA 1.0 represents the landscape of tools used by IT orgs to manage the IT estate and includes products/systems for network monitoring and management, infrastructure (server) monitoring and management, application & app performance management, log analysis, security and incident management and response, and more.

What the Online Advertising World Can Teach Us about the Evolution of Machine Learning in SaaS


In software, we've moved from a world where a customer buys a piece of software to run on their own infrastructure, to a world where a customer pays a vendor to run software on the vendor's infrastructure. Machine learning startups create models based on data provided by customers. Unlike the first wave of SaaS software, machine learning startups benefit from the data their customers share with them. Many times, machine learning startups create one global machine learning model that is used across the customer base.