Saturday, April 22, 2017

Best Article Award



Today, I'm pleased to receive the best article award from CodeProject.  Thanks for your support and encouragement.

Article Ref: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1120056/Evolution-of-Microsoft-Bot-Framework

My Inbox has the below note:

Hi Ganesan Senthilvel,
Congratulations! You have won CodeProject Best "Everything Else" Article of March 2017 Second Prize.
Type: Article
Location: Evolution of Microsoft Bot Framework 

Again - thanks for your contribution to the CodeProject community.
Best regards,
Sean and the CodeProject Team

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Hadoop 2 vs 3


After Doug Cutting released Hadoop - working with Yahoo, Big Data industry had the breaking point to adapt easily and fast.  Even after a decade, Hadoop is highly adapted in the industry with so much major releases.

Here is an interesting learning material to compare Hadoop 2.x and 3.x by DataFlair.  Ref: http://data-flair.training/blogs/comparison-difference-between-hadoop-2-x-vs-hadoop-3-x/

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Vascular Biometrics


Recent technology invention is a biometric identification and security device known as PalmSecure. It works by identifying the vein pattern in the palms of our hands.

Similar to our fingerprints, vein patterns are unique to each individual. The purported advantages of this technology is that it is less expensive, easier to manage, and is more reliable than traditional methods of identification.

Vein recognition, otherwise known as vascular biometrics, refers to technology that measures parts of a subject’s circulatory system which is a s unique to her as a fingerprint. Segmented into different sub-modalities, vascular biometrics solutions use optical scanning technology to capture vein images in your palm, finger, or eyeball.

Because of the sub-dermal nature of veins, vascular biometrics are considered to be a highly secure modality. Whereas other types of biometrics, particularly where the cheaper consumer grade is concerned, have proven vulnerable to presentation attacks, vein patterns are virtually un-spoofable, especially considering that some vein readers require scanned veins to have blood flowing through them

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IJCIR First Release


International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR) is a peer reviewed international journal with a key objective to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original cutting edge research related to computational intelligence and its applications.

IJCIR invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research on computational intelligence both the theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as various applications in real world problems from science, technology, business or commerce.

Glad to share the news about my first research publication at IJCIR.  Ref: https://www.ripublication.com/ijcir17/ijcirv13n2_01.pdf

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Airbnb Open Source


Airbnb created an internal Knowledge Repo, combining git version control and Markdown templates for reporting results. Airbnb recently open-sourced its Knowledge Repository Beta, seeking contributors to help move the project forward.

Git allows the same sort of peer review and version control that developers typically use to collaborate on code, while Markdown offers a mixture of text and code in a single, easily reproducible file. You can see RStudio's tutorial on R Markdown for more info of what Markdown in general can do. Markdown is available for other languages such as Python as well.

The Airbnb framework setup requires Python and supports "knowledge posts" in several formats.

A next-generation curated knowledge sharing platform for data scientists and other technical professions, is available at https://github.com/airbnb/knowledge-repo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

2021 IT Trends


1. Internet-of-things (IoT) software and solutions: IoT will be driving new levels of customer insight and engagement for some by 2021, but technology diversity and the need for organizational changes will still stymie or delay many firms.

2. Intelligent agents: Intelligent agents and related robots will have eliminated a net 6% of jobs by 2021.

3. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR): By 2021, AR will be commonplace, while VR will remain niche.

4. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technology: Solutions powered by AI/cognitive technology will displace jobs with the biggest impact felt in transportation, logistics, customer service, and consumer services.

5. Hybrid wireless: 5G will be rolling out by 2021, creating a high-bandwidth cellular backbone to support IoT devices. In addition, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will expand their capabilities to support IoT devices.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Google Kaggle


Couple of days ago, Google acquired a coding competition platform called Kaggle.

Founded in 2010, Kaggle allows developers and data scientists to run machine learning contests, host datasets, and to write and share code. The platform reportedly has half a million data scientists that Google would try to capitalise on in some way.

Kaggle has raised $12.5 million (£10.3 million) in investment from the likes of Index Ventures, Google chief economist Hal Varian, and Russian investor Yuri Milner. 

Google reportedly teamed up with Kaggle earlier this month to run a $100,000 (£82,000) machine learning competition around classifying YouTube videos.

Kaggle CEO Anthony confirmed the news in the company blog - I’m proud and excited to share that Kaggle is joining Google Cloud.  Ref: http://blog.kaggle.com/2017/03/08/kaggle-joins-google-cloud/