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AI year in review – Facebook Code

At Facebook, we think that artificial intelligence that learns in new, more efficient ways – much like humans do – can play an important role in bringing people together. That core belief helps drive our AI strategy, focusing our investments in long-term research related to systems that learn using real-world data, inspiring our engineers to share cutting-edge tools and platforms with the wider AI community, and ultimately demonstrating new ways to use the technology to benefit the world. In 2018,…

A new low-cost technology — ScienceDaily

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make it drinkable. However, removing salt from seawater requires 10 to 1000 times more energy than traditional methods of freshwater supply, namely pumping water from rivers or wells. Motivated by this problem, a team of engineers from the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino…

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?

After collecting data and comparing it with every known mammal and bird species on Earth, scientists from the University of California, Davis, have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. Flaviviruses are known to cause major epidemics and widespread illness and death throughout the world. The resulting “hot spot” maps show regions of the world with high diversity of potential wildlife hosts of flaviviruses — viruses mostly…

Women in Data Science at Uber: Moving the World With Data

By Sreeta Gorripaty  Uber leverages data science to explore new frontiers and provide access to safe and reliable transportation for 75 million monthly active riders taking 15 million trips every day, providing opportunity for millions of drivers. Outside of ridesharing, we are also branching into new business areas, including Uber Eats, Uber Freight, and Uber Health, and modalities, including bikes and buses. Our massive scale and global presence bring unique and challenging problems, and with great problems comes the need…

Our Self-Service Hybrid Performance Engineering Platform – Wayfair Tech Blog

At Wayfair, we pride ourselves on our speedy response times to issues during heavy web traffic to ensure a smooth customer experience. As we scale and continue adding products to our catalog, it is imperative that our backend infrastructure is able to handle increased traffic, especially during retail peaks and promotional sales. As a performance engineer focused on our underlying infrastructure capacity, scalability, and reliability, I have realized the importance of executing real-life use cases against our production environment, particularly…

Change of Website Domain for My Official Work Website

The 3rd quarter of 2018 saw that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), my work place for the past 10 years experienced a major restructuring in its organization. I was previously in the Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering (FCEE), but after the synergy restructuring, it is now no longer a faculty, but a school. It is now known as the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering (SCEE).  What happen was all 6 engineering faculties were merged into 1 huge engineering faculty,…

Running Apache Airflow At Lyft – Lyft Engineering

By Tao Feng, Andrew Stahlman, and Junda Yang ETL is a process to extract data from various raw events, transform them for analysis and load the derived data into a queryable data store. Data engineers and scientists at Lyft build various ETL pipelines which run at a different set schedule to gain insight on topics ranging from the current ridesharing market to the experiences for driver/passenger, etc. A reliable, efficient, and trustworthy workflow management system is crucial to make sure…

Year in Review: 2018 Highlights from the Uber Engineering Blog

With new content every week, our blog showcases the technologies—and the people behind them—that power the Uber platform. In 2018, we published articles on topics spanning the breadth and depth of our technical stack, from a series detailing our driver app rewrite (codenamed Carbon) to our Michelangelo machine learning platform. We shed light on the experiences and backgrounds of our technologists, including our Q&A with site reliability engineering manager and UberHUE member, Sumbry, and our profile from fabric weaver turned…

Nevergrad: An open source tool for derivative-free optimization

Most machine learning tasks — from natural language processing to image classification to translation and many others — rely on derivative-free optimization to tune parameters and/or hyperparameters in their models. To make this faster and easier, we have created and are now open-sourcing a Python3 library called Nevergrad. Nevergrad offers an extensive collection of algorithms that do not require gradient computation and presents them in a standard ask-and-tell Python framework. It also includes testing and evaluation tools. The library is…

100 years ago, airmail took flight

French aviator Jean Mermoz was one of the pioneers of Aeropostale On December 25, 1918 a daring French industrialist launched the world’s first ever airmail service, flying between the southwestern French city of Toulouse and Barcelona in northeastern Spain. It was the beginning of an adventure which would soon see pioneering pilots from the company, best known as Aeropostale, delivering letters to Morocco, Senegal in Africa and later to Latin America. The plan for a regular airmail service was…