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Issue #88
 
 
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FastAI has announced a massive release - they have just made available their FastAI V2 framework, they released multiple new libraries (fastcore, fastscript and fastgpu), they have released an online course on deep learning for coders, and a brand new book from O'Reilly that delves deeper into these concepts.
 
 
 
The Google Meets team provides an overview of how they tackled the massive spikes in use on the Google Meets platform. In this post they cover how they dealt with the massive spikes in traffic and usage since the increase of remote working increased due to the COVID pandemic. They delve into the key strategies they took to ensure operational sustainability, as well as the results achieved.
 
 
 
The rise of deepfakes could enhance the effectiveness of disinformation efforts by states, political parties and adversarial actors. This report offers a comprehensive deepfake threat assessment grounded in the latest machine learning research on generative models, and delves into how rapidly is this technology advancing, as well as who in reality might adopt it for malicious ends.
 
 
 
Databricks Director of Product Clemens Mewald has put together an overview of the AI Developer Tools landscape for enterprises. In this post he covers the dominant design in ML APIs & Platforms, together with some of the key challenges in the ecosystem.
 
 
 
Capital Group Principal Engineer Joel Grus joins this week's Data Exchange podcast. In this session Joel talks about his new book "Ten Essays on Fizz Buzz", key concepts in hiring software engineers, as well as key data science & ML tools for engineers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The topic for this week's featured production machine learning libraries is Model Serving 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:
 
  • KFServing - Serverless framework to deploy machine learning models in Kubernetes with KNative
  • Seldon Core - Open source platform for deploying and monitoring models in kubernetes with rich DAG structures
  • Cortex - Cortex is an open source platform for deploying machine learning models—trained with nearly any framework—as production web services.
  • Tensorflow Serving - High-performant framework to serve Tensorflow models via grpc protocol able to handle 100k requests per second per core
 
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 thiese 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. We will be showcasingitg three resources from our list so we can check them out every week. This week's resources are:
  • ACM's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - This is the code of ethics that has been put together in 1992 by the Association for Computer Machinery and updated in 2018
  • From What to How - An initial review of publicly available AI Ethics Tools, Methods and Research to translate principles into practices
 
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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