Some Thoughts on Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2019
Mary Meeker is a venture capitalist whose work focuses primarily on the internet and new technologies. Each year she produces a report about internet trends - both looking back and looking forward. It is always highly anticipated you can check out this year’s here. Below are some of my key takeaways after reading:
Using Apache Drill to Access Parquet Files in PowerBI
When you are working with data, especially larger data sets, you will come across parquet files. Parquet is a binary columnar storage format which is efficient for several large data use cases both in terms of compression and speed.
How AI Is Aiding Repression
Highly recommended reading - How Artifical Intelligence is Reshaping RepressionSome points of note:“Around the world, AI systems are showing their potential for abetting repressive regimes and upending the relationship between citizen and state, thereby accelerating a global resurgence of authoritarianism.”AI technology, primarily in the form of facial recognition is being adopted by security forces, driven, in part, with investment from China.Zimbabwe is implementing facial recognition - this is a country that recently carried out large post-election crackdowns.
AI and the Art of Lying
Interesting article - “Will AI end the Art of Lying?”Some points of note:Swarm Intelligence: the concept that more minds are greater than one is being explored with interesting results from an AI perspective
Prepare for Exam 70-774 - Performing Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
I recently passed Exam 70-774 - Performing Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning and thought it may be helpful to provide some guidance on how best to prepare for the exam.