Category Archives: tech
Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome) – The New York Times
$GOOG Sells AI for Building #AI
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/01/17/technology/google-sells-ai.html QT: “Humans must label the data before the system can
learn…once images…labeled…[it] operates w/o human
involvement…It can build a model from scratch.” How can one preview this? Will it be integrated into gphotos?
Initially, Google will open this service only to a small group of businesses.
But sometimes, there is no substitute for good old human labor. With Google’s new service, humans must label the data before the system can learn from it. …
Google says that once images are labeled, its new service operates without human involvement….Given more time, it
can build a model from scratch, specifically for the problem at hand.
If you are a zoologist who wants an algorithm that identifies jaguars and giraffes, said Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist inside the Google cloud group, all you have to do is supply the right images. “You upload jaguars and giraffes,” she said. “And you are done.”
Batch Cloud Data Transfer Services – Amazon Snowball Appliance
Batch Cloud Data Transfer for @AWScloud
https://AWS.amazon.com/snowball & https://AWS.amazon.com/snowmobile Snail mail trumps email for really large data. Interesting to calculate effective transfer rates as compared “Ethernet.” Surprised that I couldn’t find even crude estimates.