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Because it’s Friday: Synthetic faces, styled to your specifications

If you need someone’s face to use in an application or some marketing materials, you might search one of the stock photography vendors for people of a given gender, skin tone, hairstyle, etc. Or, you could just ask the Generative Adversarial Network described in this paper by NVIDIA researchers to … Read moreBecause it’s Friday: Synthetic faces, styled to your specifications

AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Roundup: December 2018

A monthly roundup of news about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. This is an eclectic collection of interesting blog posts, software announcements and data applications from Microsoft and elsewhere that I’ve noted over the past month or so. Open Source AI, ML & Data Science News PyTorch 1.0 … Read moreAI, Machine Learning and Data Science Roundup: December 2018

AzureStor: an R package for working with Azure storage

Storage endpoints Perhaps the more relevant part of AzureStor for most users is its client interface to storage. With this, you can upload and download files and blobs, create containers and shares, list files, and so on. Unlike the ARM interface, the client interface uses S3 classes. This is for … Read moreAzureStor: an R package for working with Azure storage

Because it’s Friday: CGI you never knew was CGI

Computer-generated imagery in movies has gotten so good these days, much of the time you don’t even realize it’s there. You probably never noticed how Michael Cera’s physique had been altered, or how Lost in Translation used motion capture technology from the future. [embedded content] That’s all from the blog … Read moreBecause it’s Friday: CGI you never knew was CGI

How to deploy a predictive service to Kubernetes with R and the AzureContainers package

It’s easy to create a function in R, but what if you want to call that function from a different application, with the scale to support a large number of simultaneous requests? This article shows how you can deploy an R fitted model as a Plumber web service in Kubernetes, using … Read moreHow to deploy a predictive service to Kubernetes with R and the AzureContainers package

Because it’s Friday: If planets were as close as the moon

What would the sky look like if Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, or Neptune were as close to us as the Moon is now? Well, other than the global calamity caused by extreme tides and general astrophysical disruption, it looks quite pretty. If Planets were as close as the Moon pic.twitter.com/bBwIPtRQ1J — … Read moreBecause it’s Friday: If planets were as close as the moon