I’ve been writing for MSDN Magazine for over 20 years out of the nearly 30 years of the magazine’s lifetime. This world of ours is unperfected and, as a result, all good things may eventually come to an end. The rest of this post is an excerpt from the final installment of the Cutting Edge column.
This article is a slightly adapted excerpt of Chapter 1 of Introducing Machine LearningDino Esposito & Francesco Esposito — Microsoft Press, January 2020 Back in 1900, German mathematician David Hilbert set a number of challenges for fellow mathematicians to take in the new century. The leitmotif was the question Can all mathematical statements be expressed […]
The first polymath who imagined something close to what we today call Artificial Intelligence was Raymond Lull—a Spanish theologian who lived in the 13th century in the island of Majorca. The legend says that Lull had a vision in 1272 during a solitary spiritual retreat on the top of a mountain. He envisioned a series […]
If you believe that ML-based software will be able to learn from experience when running in production, and even better than humans… Well, you’d better double-check some core concepts. The smell of AI has now permeated the entire spectrum of the industry and all players are running around like headless chickens looking for problems that […]
The Carrot-and-Stick Approach of learning Except for the genetic heritage, any newborn is a clean slate and needs guidance to learn the things of the world she needs to know. Guidance is ultimately a well-known learning algorithm that any adult human being builds in years and then, often unconsciously, transmits to children. The algorithm builds […]
Ten years ago, 3rd of January 2009, someone under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto created the genesis block in the event-based underlying storage platform for the Bitcoin virtual currency. Ten years later, that event-based underlying storage platform is universally known as Blockchain and the entire IT community is actively researching scenarios where to employ it. […]
Recently, Google awarded Kotlin the rank of official language for the Android platform. For JetBrains as a whole, and the Kotlin team in particular, is a great achievement that goes to cover all of the efforts put in since at least (to my knowledge) 2013. Kotlin, however, is a great achievement for the entire software industry at least the […]