Friday, December 23, 2016

[Links of the Day] 23/12/2016 : Microsoft Configurable cloud (with fpga), Open Pilot OSS driving software, Deep learning is all about rigor

  • Microsoft's Production Configurable Cloud : built in custom nic + fpga for highly configurable and dynamic network stack in Microsoft DC. The work is really impressive. It demonstrate how pervasive FPGA and customization hardware will be in future datacenter. 
  • Open Pilot : open source driving agent providing Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) for Hondas and Acuras. This is a really interesting solution and I wonder how fast other company will start to leverage or opensource their own solution in order to accelerate adoption. However without extremely strong verification and proof system ( formal method ) it will be extremely hard ( and illegal probably ) to deploy such software at this stage. 
  • Nuts and Bolts of Building Deep Learning : Andrew Ng reiterated at NIPS2016 that there is no secret AI equation that will let you escape your machine learning woes. All you need is some rigor. [video]