Source: O\’Reilly Radar Recognizing and evaluating scientific claims in security Five questions for Josiah Dykstra on techniques to expose and invalidate misleading claims. I recently sat down with Josiah Dykstra, Senior Security Researcher at the Department of Defense, to discuss the topics of both accidental and intended misleading communications in […]

Source: O\’Reilly Radar Query the planet: Geospatial big data analytics at Uber A deep dive into Uber’s engineering effort to optimize geospatial queries in Presto. From determining the most convenient rider pickup points to predicting the fastest routes, Uber aims to use data-driven analytics to create seamless trip experiences. Within […]

Source: O\’Reilly Radar What’s in a transport layer? Understanding gRPC in the dawn of microservices. Microservices are small programs, each with a specific and narrow scope, that are glued together to produce what appears from the outside to be one coherent web application. This architectural style is used in contrast […]

Source: O\’Reilly Radar Four short links: 18 September 2017 AI Journos, AI Hype, Faces from Photos, and Regulating Online Advertising AI-Produced Journalism — In its first year, the Post has produced around 850 articles using Heliograf. That included 500 articles around the election that generated more than 500,000 clicks […]

Source: O\’Reilly Radar Four short links: 15 September 2017 Hardware Life Tetris, VR-64, Face Average, and LoRa Backscatter Tetris From the Ground Up — quixotic brilliance. Hardware to Game of Life to Tetris. VR Goggles For C64 — I built the VR64 using three components: a $10 […]

Source: O\’Reilly Radar Visualizing convolutional neural networks Building convnets from scratch with TensorFlow and TensorBoard. Given all of the higher level tools that you can use with TensorFlow, such as tf.contrib.learn and Keras, one can very easily build a convolutional neural network with a very small amount of code. But […]