Apache Spark, Databricks, Neural Networks, University Partnerships, and water systems: Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates.
- Training State-of-the-Art Neural Networks in the Microsoft Azure Cloud – I noticed that you said tested all of the code for your new deep learning book on the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM). Does that include the chapters on training networks on the ImageNet dataset as well? I work at a university and we’re …[Read More]
- Azure Databricks, industry-leading analytics platform powered by Apache Spark™ – These capabilities have enabled companies such as renewables.AI to boost the productivity of their data science teams by over 50 percent. “Instead of one data scientist writing AI code and being the only person who understands it, everybody uses Azure …[Read More]
- Creating technology for a range of disabilities helps everyone, says Microsoft accessibility expert – “There have been massive advancements in AI over the past few years, fuelled by the rise of big data, created by the devices in our pockets and at home, and stored by the cloud. Microsoft is infusing AI into its products, but we also have AI platforms …[Read More]
- New digital skills university planned for Milton Keynes – Chancellor Philip Hammond used last year’s Budget to announce more money for AI and triple the number of trained computer science teachers, while Microsoft has launched a digital skills programme that aims to ensure the country remains one of the global …[Read More]
- Microsoft and Tsinghua University Work Together on Open Academic Data Research – The construction of the billion-scale OAG is challenging, because of the heterogeneous distribution of academic data that exists in the different … Students from Peking University, University of Science and Technology of China, and Harbin Institute …[Read More]
- Together, AI and nature are protecting Earth’s water systems for the future – This is exactly the kind of gap we’re intent on solving through AI … Science, we’ve deployed an Internet of Things (IoT)-based network of sensors in the IISc campus to efficiently monitor the flow of water from source to consumption. With these new …[Read More]
Once again, The Data Incubator is hosting a free monthly webinar. In April, the event features, Matei Zaharia, Ph.D. Matei is the creator of Spark, Co-founder of DataBricks, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford. Join the webinar to learn about Matei’s latest project, Stanford DAWN.
The webinar is:
Tue, April 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT
Want to learn about data science and the Internet of Things (IoT)? Futuretext is about to start Data Science for Internet of Things. It is a course aimed at people looking to learn the topics and transition into IoT and data science careers. Here are some quick highlights about the course.
- Starts Mid March 2016 and lasts through December 2016
- Personalized Course
- Available Online
Below is a list of topics.
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
- Data Science for IoT methodology
- Deep Learning
Do check out Data Science for Internet of Things for more details.
Apache Spark is currently one of the hottest technologies in data science. That trend leads the Spark Summit 2015 to be one of the top conferences. Luckily, the conference organizers where kind enough to set up a free Spark Summit 2015 Livestream of the event. Here is a small glimpse of what will be covered:
- Updates from Matei Zaharia, creator of Spark
- Spark at NASA
- Innovation with Spark
- Three tracks of talks:
- Data Science
- And much, much more
The livestream begins today, June 15, 2015, and continues through Wednesday. It appears keynotes and all three tracks will be available via livestream. If you cannot physically make the event, then this is probably the next best thing.
edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses:
- Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark
- Scalable Machine Learning
The first course starts June 1, 2015, and lasts four weeks. The second course starts in late June and lasts five weeks.
The courses are free but verifiable certificates can be purchased for $50 per course.
If you have been hoping to learn Spark, this might be just the opportunity your were waiting for.