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The path to putting your ML model in production
24 November, 2020
Suppose you are a Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer (or another role name of this kind). You took your time to analyze your dataset, clean it, and prepare it to train your model. You then prepared many model candidates using the most recent techniques and took your time to fine-tune them. After all this extensive work, you finally created a model to be proud of. You finally finished your job. Well, unfortunately, not. If your model never goes live and is actively used, delivering value
Is it a good idea to run data centers underwater?
24 November, 2020
There are major infrastructural challenges in running large scale data centers. One is providing sufficient electric power to keep the facility running. A datacenter running tens of thousands of servers consumes roughly 10 Megawatts of power. Servers not only consume vast amounts of energy, they also generate a lot of heat. The air inside a data center will become sweltering unless you cool it down. Servers cannot function reliably in high temperatures. The cooling solution needs to be both hi
Multi-task learning: Solving different computer vision problems with a single model
12 November, 2020
In the last few years, significant improvements in computer vision were made, making it possible to obtain important information from images. Some of the challenges for a better understanding of a scene are the detection of people and the recognition of the activities they are performing. In this post, I'm going to show a method that I proposed to do a single end-to-end model able to detect people, estimate their pose, and recognize each one of their activities by their pose. Figure 1: Result
Deep Learning and the fear of frauds
09 November, 2020
Soon we might live in a world where one can never be sure that video and voice recording is real, no matter how realistic it looks and sounds. Deep learning methods are used with artificial neural networks to create what is known as deepfakes – visual and audio content that, to the naked eye, looks absolutely real. The potential uses of deepfakes are limited only by the imagination of people who have access to the technology required to manufacture them. As technology advances, the tools for cr
Are you ready for your Neuralink Brain Implant?
31 October, 2020
Human brain consumes incredibly low amounts of energy, has great longevity, and requires little maintenance. No man-made computing hardware comes even close to a human brain in these qualities. Right now, the brain is mostly a black box to us. We know verry little about how it works. As of yet, scientists have had a limited toolset to study the inner workings of a human brain. Devices that interface with the brain could help us better understand it, repair, and possibly improve it. The most pr
The Current State of Self-Driving Technology
30 October, 2020
The advances of technology in our world have continued to increase and self-driving cars are the next logical step for our society. This poses a fundamental question: do we know how safe autonomous vehicles can be? SAE International is an organization who describes a categorization for "levels of driving automation". It defines six levels of automation for cars, ranging from Level 0 (no driving automation) to Level 5 (full automation), transitioning gradually from "driver support features" to "
Ranking labs-of-origin for genetically engineered DNA using Metric Learning
23 October, 2020
With the constant advancements of genetic engineering, a common concern is to be able to identify the lab-of-origin of genetically engineered DNA sequences. For that reason, AltLabs has hosted the Genetic Engineering Attribution Challenge to gather many teams to propose new tools to solve this problem. Here we show our proposed method that aims to rank the most likely labs-of-origin and generate embeddings for DNA sequences and labs. These embeddings can also be used to perform various other tas
7 common mistakes of a machine learning beginner
15 October, 2020
In recent years, the term Artificial Intelligence has gained strength and together with it have emerged some professions such as Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer. Knowing and applying machine learning is attractive and appears to be the path to success. However this path can be troubled and especially discouraging for those who are just starting out. Over the years working as a Data Scientist and Machine Learning Researcher, I have witnessed several common mistakes that made life di
AI Infrastructure Alternatives for your Business
13 October, 2020
With cloud offerings becoming more abundant and diverse, cloud infrastructure seems to offer a much cheaper and simpler alternative to an on-premises data center. Many organizations, that need Artificial Intelligence to help with decision-making, problem-solving, etc. face a complicated decision: what is the best infrastructure deployment for AI workloads? Generally speaking, there are three possible deployment options. You can run your AI on-premises in your own datacenter, rent some space at
What Kind of AI Infrastructure is Best for my Business?
30 September, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about the various infrastructure alternatives available when it comes to training and deployment of Artificial Intelligence models. Between Cloud, Colocation, and On-Premise which one would you say is the best infrastructure for your AI needs? Come join us and participate by asking questions or giving your opinion in the live chat. - Adriano Marques is the founder and CEO of Exponen
Docker for beginners
24 September, 2020
Hello you all, in this article I'll try to explain the concepts of Docker and how you can dockerize your app with no suffering, so leeeeeet's go 🤓 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Objective The objective of this article is to provide you the actions needed to get an up and running application with Docker and docker-compose. You'll also learn how to upload and download it from local registries and the almighty Dockerhub. Have fun. ------------
The Eight Challenges You'll Face With On-Premise Artificial Intelligence
18 September, 2020
As glamorous as it is to have your own Artificial Intelligence Optimized On-Premise Data Center, it doesn't come easy. It is absolutelly true that if done right it boasts much better performance and much lower costs than resorting to the cloud or even using co-location to perform your processing workload when creating AI driven solutions. However, most people are not aware of what really makes an AI Optimized Data Center and end up building an expensive half-baked solution that can't perform o