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“Deep meta reinforcement learning will be the future of AI where we will be so close to achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI)”, Sudharsan Ravichandiran

Reinforcement learning
Mckinsey report predicts that artificial intelligence techniques including deep learning and reinforcement learning have the potential to create between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion in value annually across nine business functions in 19 industries. Reinforcement learning (RL) is an increasingly popular technique for enterprises that...

How Gremlin is making chaos engineering accessible [Interview]

Interview with Gremlin CTO about chaos engineering
Despite considerable hype, chaos engineering doesn’t appear to have yet completely captured the imagination of the wider software engineering world. According to this year’s Skill Up survey, when asked, only 13% of developers said they were excited about it. But that doesn’t mean we...

Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors discusses observability and dealing with “the coming armageddon of complexity” [Interview]

Charity Majors interview
Transparency is underrated in the tech industry. But as software systems grow in complexity and their relationship with the real world becomes increasingly fraught, it nevertheless remains a value worth fighting for. But to effectively fight for it, it’s essential to remember that transparency is...

“Everybody can benefit from adopting Odoo, whether you’re a small start-up or a giant tech company” – An interview with Odoo community hero, Yenthe Van Ginneken

Data exploration with RethinkDB
Odoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. It comes with: Powerful GUI, Performance optimization, Integrated in-app purchase features Fast-growing community to transform and modernize businesses We recently interviewed Yenthe Van Ginneken, an Odoo developer, highly active in...

Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview]

Microsoft Windows is one of the two most common OSes, and managing its security has spawned the discipline of Windows security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Kali is built on the Debian distribution of Linux and shares...

“With Python, you can create self-explanatory, concise, and engaging data visuals, and present insights that impact your business” – Tim Großmann and Mario Döbler [Interview]

Data today is the world’s most important resource. However, without properly visualizing your data to discover meaningful insights, it’s useless. Creating visualizations helps in getting a clearer and concise view of the data, making it more tangible for (non-technical) audiences. To further illustrate this,...

Discussing SAP: Past, present and future with Rehan Zaidi, senior SAP ABAP consultant [Interview]

Quantum Computing
SAP, the market-leading enterprise software, recently became the first European technology company to create an AI ethics advisory panel where they announced seven guiding principles for AI development. These guidelines revolve around recognizing AI’s significant impact on people and society. Also, last week, at the...

Listen: researcher Rowel Atienza discusses artificial intelligence, deep learning, and why we don’t need to fear a robot-ruled future [Podcast]

Rowel Atienza discusses artificial intelligence on the Packt Podcast
Artificial intelligence threats are regularly talked up by the media. This is largely because the area is widely misunderstood. The robot revolution and dangerous algorithms are, unfortunately, much sexier than math and statistics. Artificial intelligence isn't really that scary. And while it does pose many...

Bo Weaver on Cloud security, skills gap, and software development in 2019

Quantum Computing
Bo Weaver, a Kali Linux expert shares his thoughts on the security landscape in the cloud. He also talks about the skills gap in the current industry and why hiring is a tedious process. He explains the pitfalls in software development and where the...

“Instead of data scientists working on their models and advancing AI, they are spending their time doing DeepOps work”, MissingLink CEO, Yosi Taguri [Interview]

human brain and AI
Machine learning has shown immense promise across domains and industries over the recent years. From helping with the diagnosis of serious ailments to powering autonomous vehicles, machine learning is finding useful applications across a spectrum of industries. However, the actual process of delivering business...