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XNV Book Club
18 June, 2021
Here at XNV we are all about creating a healthy work place culture, a family like atmosphere and a place we all enjoy working! A very popular team building activity, that 99% of our company engages in, is our monthly Book Club. Each month one team member picks a book, we read it, and then gather on the first Monday of the following month to discuss the book. Our team engages in a very open robust conversation about each book. This allows for team building and learning. Together our team has l
How to change careers
17 June, 2021
When you start to believe in yourself, other people starts to believe in you. Believe that you can and are capeble of train yourself for the area you want to work.
How to receive a Salary in Brazil while working for a company abroad
14 June, 2021
Are you thinking about start a new career working abroad, but you have no idea about where to start? This might help you a lot.
How many Software Engineers does it take to launch a Startup?
09 June, 2021
> The answer is 5. That’s it; you need a team with a minimum of five Software Engineers to launch a Startup. If you want to know how I got to that number, stick around. The practical answer to that question is also one. One qualified engineer is more than enough to write a good piece of code to launch a startup. The only factor playing against launching any company with a team of one is that everything moves slowly and when that one person is unavailable, there is nobody else to come to the res
Chinese Lab Build the World Largest Model and Challenges Google… and the western as a whole.
08 June, 2021
The Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI), AKA OpenAI of China, recently launched the latest version of Wudao, a pre-trained deep learning model that is called “the world largest model ever”. The model has an incredible 1.75, wait for it…. TRILLION parameters. But how big is it really? Well, the model is 10 times bigger than the OpenAI GPT-3 model which, until now, has the title of the best model for language generation tasks. Another feature of Wudao is that the model was built and
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VGGNets are back
03 June, 2021
If you have studied the deep learning timeline history, you may know that the big moment was in 2012 when Alex Krizhevsky presented a deep convolutional architecture able to improve the state-of-the-art error on ImageNet dataset by 11%. After that, it was proved that deep learning era had come. Two years later a better architecture was proposed by Karen Simonyan and Andrew Zisserman from the University of Oxford. In this model, the main difference was the number of layers, where they have s
Consumer vs Server-Grade Hardware and why you can't do Business-Grade work with the former
02 June, 2021
In any market or industry, quality work at scale requires purpose-built high-performance tools. In a previous article (The Eight Challenges You'll Face With On-Premise Artificial Intelligence ), we promised to cover this topic more in-depth in a separate post. Well, we like to keep our promises, so here we are. It turns out that 3 of the Challenges we listed (Servers, Networking, and Storage) ar
Our 5 Tips for A Better Pointing System
31 May, 2021
Consistency in a pointing system is paramount to a usable system. One of the many reasons a company decides to follow an agile methodology is to avoid the excessive project management costs and time involved in precise estimates and task management. The problem is that most companies want to be agile while still having a pinpoint precision estimate for their launch date. These goals are incompatible. Either you devote a lot of effort to managing the project and estimating work to get a precise
Are you the driver or a passenger in your own career?
21 May, 2021
People often think of their career as something that you develop inside a company. This is only partially true. It is indeed true that a professional’s career growth is more often than not determined by the company they work for, and to move up, specific required goals have to be achieved along the way. Suppose you define career growth solely as the salary, bonus, and benefit brackets that a professional acquires as the job title grows in seniority. In that case, it is 100% true that your caree
Why we do Performance Review Meetings every 30 to 45 days at Exponential Ventures
11 May, 2021
> Performance Review Meetings: Dreaded by some, feared by others, loved by the greatest, and misunderstood by almost all. The scene seems to come straight out of a sitcom. A team member and his manager awkwardly enter into an empty conference room booked for an hour several months ago for the dreaded end of the year performance review. The manager dreads the conversation, but she is confident that the notes collected throughout the year in her notepad will help her get through the meeting. The f
Calculating Material Stress Using Deep Learning
27 April, 2021
If you are an engineer or get some classes of its subjects in college, you know resistances of material can give you a huge headache! Determining the stress a material is under, for example, requires complex equations created by mathematicians, engineers, and physicists. Such difficult that most part of the time we need computers to solve it. However, it seems that MIT researchers discovered a new method to simplify our lives, and guess what, using AI of course! By applying some computer visio
Nvidia GTC 2021
12 April, 2021
Nvidia's annual GTC starts today and you don't want to lose this opportunity. Every year Nvidia comes to show their exciting advancements in GPU technology and as artificial intelligence is directly linked to GPUs, you should expect a lot of AI content there, becoming a paradise for data scientist, machine learning engineers, and AI enthusiasts. You can also watch content about automation, health care, and quantum computing, all for free. But if you have extra money, I will recommend doing a wor