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PyTorch 1.0 Announced for Research and Production AI Projects

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  May 14, 2018

In a recent blog post, Bill Jia announced a new 1.0 version of PyTorch. PyTorch is an open source AI framework package for Python with Tensor computation and Deep Neural Networks. The importance of this new release is the reduction in time required to move an AI-driven project from the research phase to production while improving the accuracy and performance of these applications.

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Oracle Releases GraalVM 1.0, a Polyglot Virtual Machine and Platform

by Ben Evans Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Oracle has announced the 1.0 release of GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine and platform. The initial release includes the capability to run Java and JVM languages (via bytecode) as well as full support for JavaScript and Node.JS, with beta support for Ruby, Python and R code.

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Redmonk Language Rankings Sees Rapid Rise for Kotlin and Swift

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Industry analyst company Redmonk has published the Q1 2018 results of their quarterly programming language rankings. The top 5 are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and C#. Python’s position above PHP and C# is also echoed in the Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Survey. C++, CSS, Ruby and C take the next four spots, then in joint tenth place are Swift and Objective-C. Kotlin has also seen a sharp rise.

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Popular Python Data Science Platform Anaconda Now Shipping with Microsoft VS Code

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

Release 5.1 of Anaconda, the data science and machine learning platform, now includes Visual Studio Code as an IDE. This is part of a wider collaborative effort between Anaconda Inc. and Microsoft.

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Microsoft Opens Its Quantum Development Kit to macOS and Linux

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

After making its Quantum Development Kit available to developers last December, Microsoft is now announcing its first major update, including support for macOS and Linux, interoperability with Python, and more.

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SciPy Goes 1.0, Gets New Governance Structure

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Sixteen years after it was born, SciPy, the leading Python library for scientific and technical computing, reaches version 1.0, which marks the achievement of both technical and organizational goals.

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Microsoft Updates AI Services and Tools for Data Scientists and Developers

by Kent Weare Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft released several updates related to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) services and tools. These updates include the release of the Azure ML Experimentation service, Azure ML Model Management service, Azure ML Workbench and the general availability of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

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Google Open Sources Abseil, a Collection of C++ and Python Utilities

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017 3

Google has made available a number of C++ libraries they use internally for many of their projects. Python ones are to follow soon.

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Google Solves CPython’s Concurrency Issues with Grumpy

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 11, 2017

Google has solved the concurrency limitations introduced by the Global Interpreter Lock existent in CPython by creating a new Python runtime in Go.

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AFK-MC² Algorithm Speeds up k-Means Clustering Algorithm Seeding

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 23, 2016

“Fast and Probably Good Seedings for k-Means” by Olivier Bachem et al. was presented on 2016’s Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference and describes AFK-MC2, an alternative method to generate initial seedings for k-Means clustering algorithm that is several orders of magnitude faster than the state of art method k-Means++.

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Python 3.6 Brings Better Dictionaries, Improved Async I/O, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 09, 2016

Python is approaching its next major milestone, version 3.6. Expected to be released on December 16, Python 3.6 brings many new features, including faster and more compact dictionaries, improved asyncio, a new file system path protocol, and more.

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Pinterest's Switch to Universal JavaScript and React

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 29, 2016

The story of Pinterest's switch to React is really the story of re-architecting their Django server-side engine to use universal JavaScript for template rendering.

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Django 1.10 Brings Full Text Search for PostgreSQL

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 09, 2016

Version 1.10 of Django has been released, bringing full text search for PostgreSQL, official support for Unicode usernames and new-style middleware. The major release for Django Software Foundation's dynamic language includes using database functions in the django.contrib.postgres.search module to ease the use of PostgreSQL’s full text search engine.

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New Leadership for IronPython

by Jonathan Allen Follow 500 Followers on  Aug 03, 2016

Leadership of the community run IronPython project has been passed to Alex Earl and Benedikt Eggers. Jeff Hardy, the previous leader, has been running the project since Microsoft ceased active involvement in 2010.

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Meson Workflow Orchestration and Scheduling Framework for Netflix Recommendations

by Srini Penchikala Follow 33 Followers on  Jul 10, 2016

Netflix's goal is to predict what you want to watch before you watch it. They do this by running a number of machine learning (ML) workflows every day. Meson is a workflow orchestration and scheduling framework that manages the lifecycle of all these machine learning pipelines that build, train and validate personalization algorithms to help with the video recommendations.

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