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Showing posts from August, 2022's Practical Deep Learning for Coders Has Been Updated has just published an update to its free online course Practical Deep Learning for Coders. The update covers new techniques and libraries and for continuity the original 2020 version is still available. was founded four years ago by academics Jeremy Howard and Rachel Thomas with an ongoing commitment to providing free, practical, cutting-edge education for deep learning practitioners and educators. They have two courses on offer - Practical Deep Learning for Coders and Deep Learning from the Foundations. In order to keep Practical Deep Learning for Coder's current, since the field of AI is very fast moving,  its 2022 edition has been rewritten from-scratch, focusing on interactive explorations, covering PyTorch and libraries like fastai and Hugging Face. It teaches the latest deep learning techniques that really matter: full article on i-programmer:

Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence for Beginners

 There's a new free, self-paced, online course about Artificial Intelligence from Microsoft's Azure Cloud Advocates. Its 24 lesson curriculum, expected to take 12 weeks to complete, is targeted at those brand new to Artificial Intelligence. This is a continuation of last year's Microsoft's Machine Learning for Beginners.That course made a clear distinction between Machine Learning and AI - it was about "classic machine learning" and did not concern itself with artificial intelligence. That is the job of its sibling course, AI for Beginners.This separation of topics meant that ML for Beginners was not as complicated as AI for Beginners is, well at the novice level anyway. Both courses require Python. ML uses Sci-kit and with good reason : full article on i-programmer:

OS-Climate - Open Source To Tackle Climate Change

 OS-Climate is a Linux Foundation-backed project is working to develop open source data and tools to help to meet the Paris climate goals of limiting warming to well below 2 °C, with an aspiration of 1.5 °C. To that end, 1.5 °C might not sound a lot, but in essence it would make a big difference. Open sourcing tools and making them available to scientists at large as a contribution to putting as many brains possible behind it, is one way of going about it. As a step in the right direction, the Linux Foundation in collaboration with BNP Paribas, Allianz, Airbus, Amazon, Red Hat and Ortec Finance has released three tools, not just for scientists but also for financial institutions, corporations, NGOs, regulators and academics, in order to help them reach climate-aligned financial decisions. full article on i-programmer:

IBM Releases Deep Search For Scientific Discovery

 IBM's Deep Search for Scientific Discovery (DS4SD) Toolkit has been made available to the public. It comes from the depths of IBM's research labs using NLP to analyze mass amounts of data. Deep Search is a cloud-based AI research service offered as a SaaS that allows researchers to load large amounts of structured or unstructured data to immediately find useful connections. The sources that Deep Search can consume vary and range from journal articles to patents to technical reports and more. By using AI and NLP it can ingest 20 pages per second whereas a typical human expert takes 1–2 minutes per page just to read, and automatically extracts the semantic units and their relationships. It then builds a searchable knowledge graph which enables its users to: robustly explore information extracted from tens of thousands of documents without having to read a single paper. full article on i-programmer:

Real World Schema Exploring With Azimutt

 Azimutt is a free and open source database schema explorer with many great features. I put it to test when designing a Spring Boot application. Here's what I discovered. Azimutt's main functionality allows exploring your schema by searching for relevant tables, following the relations and even finding paths between tables you want to connect. It is web based and as such runs within the browser therefore there's no separate binaries to download and install, something that makes it portable. My discovery of Azimutt came at a crucial moment when developing a Spring Boot application. To set the scene, the application interacts with a SOAP web service and uses Hibernate to store the data that it consumes. On top of that the UI is written in Vaadin. However, the XML schema provided by the SOAP endpoint was very complex, containing many entities and relations between them.To get more insight of the XML schema, a first attempt was made to visualize it trying out a number of tools

Knock Yourself Out With 91 Python Videos

 The talks and tutorials presented at the 4th annual Python Web Conference are now available for free. Topics ranged from Code and Tech to Social and Career advice. Six Feet Up's Python Web Conference 2022 (#PWC2022), was a virtual event that took place between March 21 and 25, targeted at Python Web Developers. It featured 90 international experts presenting on 85 topics such as Django, CI/CD, Containers, Serverless, REST APIs, web security and microservices, split into 6 tracks.The tickets were priced $99 for students and $199 for pros, and the attendees were 376 devs coming from 36 countries. The presentations and post-event recordings have been shared as huge playlist on YouTube. The talks on development included topics such as :  full article on i-programmer:

Securing Your Software Supply Chain With This Free Course

 A new course  from the Linux Foundation on the edX platform  aims to educate the industry on how to digitally sign software artifacts. Targeted at both software developers and DevOps and security engineers, it focuses on using the Sigstore toolkit to secure the software supply chain.  Sigstore is really upping its game. Supporting new tools, like GitSign which I recently covered, it produces announcements, consortiums and educational material. It really is taking supply chain security seriously. For those still not aware of the concept, the desired outcome is to protect the software supply chain. How can this be achieved? full article on i-programmer: