National Geographic UK have made a T-Rex Chatbot, Tina. A very high-brow article here with great quotes such as “I was was doing something very childish: trying to trick an AI to talk about poop.” Joking apart, you can get a feel of how chatbots really are going to be taking over and/or augmenting all areas of life, from education such as this, to other areas we’ve covered before like History and government interaction
IEEE puts a few lists together ranking the programming languages we know and love. If you’re looking to learn a new language and need help choosing it may be helpful to compare the ‘trending’ tab, the ‘jobs’ tab, and the ‘open’ tab, which is a measure of how popular the language is on open-source forums. As well as all this there is the IEEE Spectrum list putting all these together.
The CAA has given Amazon permission to start testing a few features on their drone fleet in the UK, features which will be essential for a large fleet of drones making deliveries to be viable. Collision avoidance, one pilot operating multiple drones and out of line-of-sight operations all need to be thoroughly integrated and rock solid before we can expect to see a drone delivering the milk you forget to buy in the shopping. We’re going to be super excited when that day comes though nevertheless.
Roelof Pieters, a Data Scientist at the KTH in Stockholm rights a well rounded guide as to how to build your own Deep Learning machine. Perfect for if you’re trying to get started with Deep Learning or even upgrade your current rig.
And another Congratulations to July’s techUK Big Data Hero Alison Lowndes who TechUK interviews about her outlook on the future of the Big Data industry. A nice and positive interview saying a lot of things that resonate with us, and we hope with you too.
The plug has been (temporarily) pulled from what was supposed to be the future of Britain’s energy supply. Hinkley Point C, the next generation of Nuclear Power, which looked all but set to be built by a Sino-French consortium yesterday after EDF decided to go ahead. News came out this morning however that Number 10 was stopping its backing of the project, most likely because of the price for the power produced, but we’ll find out in time. There is a vast amount of both proposition and opposition in the UK to the project for many different reasons, we do find the great Robert Llewellyn’s take on the situation quite interesting.
Going Pro in Data Science. A good book to check out if you’re, well looking to go pro in Data Science and you’re thinking of trying something new and/or exciting. Let us know how you found it if you do get round to reading it.