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Issue #139
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The annual StackOverflow survey has been released, collecting key insights from over 80,000 developers, presenting interesting insights around general trednds, including insights specific to the Data Science & ML space.
A recent paper published in JMLR outlining Alibi Explain, an Open Source Python library for explaining predictions of machine learning models, offering a broad range of techniques for various data formats and explainability types.
The Data Exchange dives into conversation with Lyft Data Science Manager Sean Taylor, where he shares insights on how the data science role has evolved during the years, including management duties, recruiting, mentoring, tooling and higher level challenges.
A comprehensive overview of optimization techniques for transformer-like models in CPU, particularly relevance for inference performance in models. It covers the motivations, tooling, approaches and hands on steps carried out, together with the reslts achieved.
An interesting blog post showcasing a recent open source project that aims to provide an end to end MLOps platform that puts together best-in-class open source tools to cover the end to end lifecycle of ML models.
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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