There is still another month of chill to get through, but signs of spring are now all around our house in Canberra! Top row: magnolia tree and almond tree; bottom row: liquidambar tree. The birds are starting to come back too. (Photos taken on 27 August 2016.)
Everything that is old is new again. That’s the feeling I get when I look at Spark, which I learned is one of the fastest growing Apache projects in the big data space. There is remarkable similarity in the underlying architecture between Spark and that of a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Database like Greenplum or … More Apache Spark vs MPP Databases
Like many AI researchers, I watched wide-eyed when IBM’s Watson beat human world champions at the difficult game of Jeopardy in 2011. It was a watershed event in AI history and it certainly provided a much-needed boost to knowledge-representation-based approaches to AI, against a backdrop of 20 years of superior advances in statistical approaches to AI. … More IBM Watson: Fake It till You Make It?