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Microsoft Releases Dialogue Dataset to Make Chatbots Smarter

by Roland Meertens on  Apr 25, 2017

Maluuba, a Microsoft company working towards general artificial intelligence, recently released a new open dialogue dataset based on booking a vacation. With this dataset, they help researchers and developers make their chatbots smarter.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Launch Cloud Native Developer Certification and Training Program

by Daniel Bryant on  Apr 25, 2017

At the CloudNativeCon, held in Berlin, Germany, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the creation of a Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) training and certification program which is community-based, independent and vendor-neutral, and aims to verify job candidates have practical experience with any distribution of Cloud Foundry.

DigitalOcean Adds Monitoring and Alerting Features

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 24, 2017

Cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean recently released capabilities for monitoring servers and sending alerts. While not novel, this free feature is indicative of growing industry attention paid to server and application insight.

TensorFlow Processor Unit Architecture

by Dylan Raithel on  Apr 24, 2017

Google's hardware engineering team that designed and developed the TensorFlow Processor Unit detailed the architecture and benchmarking experiment earlier this month. This is a follow up post on the initial announcement of the TPU from this time last year.

The AI Misinformation Epidemic

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 24, 2017 1

Over the past five years, Google searches for Machine Learning have gone up five times. “Fo anything that has machine learning in it or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x”, Andy Stewart pointed out. Zachary Lipton claimed a "misinformation epidemic" in the field in a recent blog post. In this article we present the technical perspective of ML and how it can be presented.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

C# Futures: Read-Only Local Variables

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 24, 2017 1

Not too long ago the proposal for read-only local variables was revived. This is a much more modest feature than the read-only references proposal, but the two are complementary.

Hyperledger Steering Committee Approves First Ethereum Project

by Kent Weare on  Apr 23, 2017

In a recent blog post on the Hyperledger project website, Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger project, announced that the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved a proposal, submitted by Monax and Intel, to incubate the first Ethereum derived project called Burrow, a permissionable smart contract machine.

How New Relic Does DevOps

by Hrishikesh Barua on  Apr 23, 2017

A lead software engineer at New Relic wrote a summary of how DevOps tools and practices are used and practised in the New Relic engineering team. It talks about the evolution of the DevOps role, using their own product for monitoring and the visible benefits of this culture.

Nikita Ivanov on Apache Ignite In-Memory Computing Platform

by Alexandre Rodrigues on  Apr 23, 2017

Apache Ignite is an in-memory computing platform with transactional support, that supports both key-value persistence as well as streaming and complex-event processing. Ignite was open-sourced by GridGain in late 2014 and accepted in the Apache Incubator program. InfoQ interviewed Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain, to find out more about Apache Ignite.

Q&A with Marcin Grzejszczak on Spring Cloud Contract

by Andrew Morgan on  Apr 22, 2017

Marcin Grzejszczak is a software engineer at Pivotal. Currently, he is working on Spring Cloud Contract, a consumer-driven contracts framework for Java. InfoQ has interviewed Marcin in order to discuss some of the framework's benefits, and how in particular consumer-driven contracts can help with microservice testing.

Amazon Improves Beta Testing for Alexa Skills

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 21, 2017

Amazon has announced a new testing tool to allow developers to make their Alexa skills available to closed groups of beta testers before they are published.

Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2017 8

A grassroots movement is necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Everyone has privilege; lending it to marginalized groups can make it happen, claimed Anjuan Simmons. If we have a diverse tech industry we will all win, as lending privilege increases value for everyone.

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