Sunday, June 10, 2018

SAP Blockchain


This week, SAP made official announcement that new block chain service will support Hyper ledger Fabric and MultiChain, and will be built on top of SAP HANA data management system

Ref: https://www.sap.com/products/leonardo/blockchain.html

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Google Duplex

 I'm so excited to share the industry update on AI pack full week from Microsoft Build and Google I/O annual tech conferences. This article is about Google's AI digital assistant - Duplex.

During my early 90's graduation, had a paper on Artificial Intelligence.  To be honest, I never dream in my life time about seeing/feeling the theoretical concepts, studied in college. You know what? Itz real now and disruptive technology reached its height.

During this week Google I/O summit, Sundar Pichai demonstrated Google Duplex, which is designed to pretend to be human, with enough human-like functionality to make similarly inane phone calls in real world. 

As Sundar said, Google's AI technology has come a very long way. This demo was pretty incredible if you haven't seen

This new AI based digital assistant helps us to improve life mode by making simple boring phone calls intelligently on your behalf. During this demo, tech revolution has been witnessed in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks.

The Google Duplex technology is built to sound natural, to make the conversation experience comfortable. How is technically possible?

Duplex is a recurrent neural network (RNN), built using TensorFlow Extended (TFX).  The network uses the output of Google’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology, as well as features from the audio, the history of the conversation, the parameters of the conversation and more.

Smart Data readiness is quite tricky by training the understanding model separately for each task, but leveraged the shared corpus across tasks. In last state, hyper-parameter optimization from TFX is leveraged to improve the model further.

As artificial intelligence continues to improve, voice quality will improve and the AI will become better and faster at answering more and more types of questions. We’re obviously still a long way from creating a conscious AI.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Google 2018 Summit


This week, AI "Intellectual Democratization" is show cased at Google I/O Summit. Learn them using 14 mins snippets at https://youtu.be/BRUvbiWLwFI

VPS (Visual Positioning System) leverages leverages disruptive AR (Augmented Reality) technology from GPS, in alignment with our Map domain.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

ReturnTrucks


ReturnTrucks is an online platform connecting truck owners and load owners for an effective, timely and economic engagement.

It helps the load owners post their requirements and truck owners post their availability for free of cost.

Interesting industry news related to Transportation & Logistics domain at https://returntrucks.in/

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Redshift Spectrum


Redshift Spectrum helps to run SQL queries against data in an Amazon S3 data lake as easily as you analyze data stored in Amazon Redshift. It achieves without loading data or resizing the Amazon Redshift cluster based on growing data volumes.

Redshift Spectrum separates compute and storage to meet workload demands for data size, concurrency, and performance.  It scales processing across thousands of nodes, so results are fast, even with massive datasets and complex queries. It is possible to query open file formats that you already use—such as Apache Avro, CSV, Grok, ORC, Apache Parquet, RCFile, RegexSerDe, SequenceFile, TextFile, and TSV—directly in Amazon S3, without any data movement.

Top 3 performance features are:
  1. Short Query Acceleration - speed up execution of queries such as reports, dashboards, and interactive analysis
  2. Results Caching - deliver sub-second response times for queries that are repeated, such as dashboards, visualizations, and those from BI tools
  3. Late Materialization - reduce the amount of data scanned for queries with predicate filters by batching and factoring in the filtering of predicates before fetching data blocks in the next column
AWS Summit video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gchd2sDhSuY

Sunday, February 18, 2018

MongoDB ACID Tackle


MongoDB is making the ACID feature of 4.0 available for testing in public beta.

With the most recent release improving the robustness of BI queries, database writes, schema validation, and Python support, the upcoming 4.0 release will tackle ACID.

Ref: https://www.mongodb.com/transactions?jmp=hero