Microsoft kills off SQL Server 2008, waves customers onto Azure

Microsoft finally pulls the plug on SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 today, while simultaneously teasing new services to tempt the remaining...

Facebook opens up on deep learning recommendation model for sparse data

Facebook AI researchers has open-sourced a deep learning recommendation model, which they reckon will help data scientists struggling with sparse data sets.

Neuroscientists prove the uncanny valley really is in our minds

Neuroscience researchers have documented the oft-described Uncanny Valley effect and managed to map its location in our human brains.

source{d} to improve insight with enterprise offering and community beta

Observability company source{d} has introduced an enterprise version of its data platform and started letting private users, open source maintainers and smaller...

MIT presents Gen to get probabilistic programming for AI up and running

A research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has set out to bring probabilistic programming to practitioners, presenting their programming system...

Google packs Deep Learning Containers for out-of-the-box ML fun

Google has found another way to lure machine learning aficionados to its cloud, offering so-called Deep Learning Containers to get ML projects...
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Azure opens up DevOps Pipelines to Auditing…

Microsoft has given curious managers greater insight into who is doing what in their Pipelines, with a public preview of Auditing for...

Kafka takes on under-replication in 2.3 release

Distributed streaming platform Apache Kafka has hit the 2.3 mark, claiming to improve aspects such as resilience and failure handling along the...

Linux Foundation to become home of WeBank’s FATE

The Linux Foundation announced the inclusion of federated learning framework FATE into the organisation. The project has been contributed...

What’s the point: IntelliJ pulls out aging plugins, AWS revs up C5, GitHub Package Registry, Istio 1.0

JetBrains is deprecating a load of plugins for IntelliJ IDEA, after coming to the conclusion that while people were using them, they...

Google open sources method to join datasets without gatecrashing privacy

Google has open sourced a method for secure multi-party computation that it reckons will allow organisations to work on confidential data sets...

TensorFlow 1.14 hits with promise of write once, run on 1.x/2.x

The TensorFlow team have released v1.14, finally delivering the compatibility module necessary to generate code working with both 1.x and the soon...

IBM’s answer to AI bias? Don’t leave spotting it to humans alone…

IBM has offered to help its Watson customers from self-inflicted foot wounds, by automatically flagging up potential bias issues in their AI...

MLflow to extend Kubernetes support in next release

MLflow should deliver extended Kubernetes support in its next release, after its 1.0 release boosted Docker support last week.

Apache Hive creator’s Quoble goes serverless with Quantum engine

Big data company Quoble has made the leap to serverless by unleashing Quantum on their customers. The serverless SQL engine for the...

PyTorch opens hub for hosting ML models

The team behind PyTorch has opened up a repository of pre-trained machine learning models, in an effort to bring more reproducibility to...