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Issue #135
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Seldon Applied ML Researcher Oliver Cobb has put together a comprehensive introduction to drift detection that provides intuition on a key area of research that is being used to develop robust production machine learning monitoring capabilities at scale.
A fantastic overview of the Open Core history of HashiCorp which is covered as part of their announcement of Terraform 1.0. Terraform is a core technology that has now become critical for production systems, and has been widely adopted and is becoming the standard for infrastructure as code.
Onboarding newhires is a critical process for any technical team, this guide provides a great set of principles and frameworks for onboarding, which can be adopted for not only software engineering, but also machine learning engineering, MLOps and data science roles, between others.
The Julia programming languages is making strides in the data science community. This post showcases how to use the popular framework Flux to write a GPU accelerated multi-layer perceptron from scratch.
Fascinating article outlining the security risks of pickles in the context of machine learning artifacts, as well as proposing approaches to tackle these by scanning for malicious code in these ML artifact pickles before loading them.
The topic for this week's featured production machine learning libraries is GPU Acceleration Frameworks. We are currently looking for more libraries to add - if you know of any that are not listed, please let us know or feel free to add a PR. The four featured libraries this week are:
  • Vulkan Kompute - Blazing fast, lightweight and mobile phone-enabled GPU compute framework optimized for advanced  data processing usecases.
  • CuPy - An implementation of NumPy-compatible multi-dimensional array on CUDA. CuPy consists of the core multi-dimensional array class, cupy.ndarray, and many functions on it.
  • Jax - Composable transformations of Python+NumPy programs: differentiate, vectorize, JIT to GPU/TPU, and more
  • CuDF - Built based on the Apache Arrow columnar memory format, cuDF is a GPU DataFrame library for loading, joining, aggregating, filtering, and otherwise manipulating data.
If you know of any libraries that are not in the "Awesome MLOps" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request
As AI systems become more prevalent in society, we face bigger and tougher societal challenges. We have seen a large number of resources that aim to takle these challenges in the form of AI Guidelines, Principles, Ethics Frameworks, etc, however there are so many resources it is hard to navigate. Because of this we started an Open Source initiative that aims to map the ecosystem to make it simpler to navigate. You can find multiple principles in the repo - some examples include the following:
If you know of any guidelines that are not in the "Awesome AI Guidelines" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request!
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