What is Data Science?

It’s one of the highest paid jobs in tech: Data Scientist. This year, Matthew Renze is introducing Data Visualization with R at Devoxx UK. Ahead of his talk, we asked him about Data Science and the art of data manipulation.   What is data science and why is it important? Data science is an interdisciplinary field composed of computer programming, math and statistics, and domain expertise. It’s goal is to

Bringing AI to all developers with AWS

From the giants of tech, Machine Learning (ML) is increasingly offered as an API or service. Instead of having to learn complex algorithms and play with hyperparameters, you can take advantage of pre-trained models. At Devoxx UK, Tara Walker is talking about Amazon’s offerings. We asked her what is available, and how it is useful.   Is Machine Learning a necessary skill for the average developer? I believe that machine learning

Machine Learning APIs

Machine Learning (ML) is “Teaching computers to recognize patterns in the same way our brains do.” At Devoxx UK 2017, Sara Robinson is talking about Machine Learning as an API. We asked her more about this.   Do you need a background in Machine Learning to get the most from a ML API? No, and that is my favourite thing about Machine Learning APIs. Many developers don’t have a background

Physics at CERN

What’s it like to work at CERN? What are some of the experiments, the hopes, dreams and goals? What do they mean when they talk about CMS and Cloud computing? At Voxxed Days CERN, we interviewed physicist Christos Lazaridis, and organisers Derek Mathieson and João Silva. Physics at CERN   Meet the organisers

Machine Learning for Developers – Danilo Poccia

What is the terminology of Machine Learning? How can we start using it in our everyday apps and websites? We interviewed Danilo Poccia at Voxxed Days Zurich to ask about his Machine Learning experiences. To see his full talk, see below: Machine Learning For Developers

Combining AI and IoT at home

“What will happen when we will learn how to combine AI, IoT and general tools?” On 2nd March, Karina Popova will answer this question at Voxxed Days Bristol. We asked her where we are with IoT and AI, and what trends we can expect in 2017.   Are we at the stage where we can take advantage of all of the data available from devices in our homes? Or are

Just Enough Code: TensorFlow and Linear Regression

Last week, we looked at TensorFlow and the work of Stanford University researchers detecting cancerous skin lesions. This week we’re going to start looking at machine learning by getting started with TensorFlow. Imagine we have some data, and we expect it to have a linear relationship. Linear Regression is a machine learning technique that tries to find a relationship between input features, or variables, and an output. It applies when

Outsmarting the Smart Meter

A year or so ago, my energy meter at home got replaced with a “smart” one. Smart, in this context, means it periodically sends energy usage data over GPRS to a central registration server. This central service is in turn used by various websites where you can register your meter and they’ll provide you with some nice graphs and dashboards. Although this sounds great, I didn’t feel quite happy with

Machine Learning’s medical strides

There is a surge of interest in Machine Learning. If you aren’t in some way following the tidal wave of interest in the field, you are sure to be both directly and indirectly using Machine Learning in some way: in speech recognition on your phone, products recommended to you on the internet based on your browsing or shopping history, to fraud detection on your bank account. The hype has led

How to build a website that will (eventually) work on Mars

Slobodan Stojanović is thinking about the not so distant future. With plans to colonise Mars, the human race will face a unique set problems. One of them will be interplanetary communication, specifically the internet. Before speaking at Voxxed Days Bristol on the 2nd of March, we asked Slobodan about these challenges. In the future, when the colonies of Mars are surfing the Earth internet, do you think they will use asynchronous