Thursday, January 21, 2016

ideas: The Stack Fallacy (!)

Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy | TechCrunch

"Stack fallacy has caused many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, or a VM company thinking big data is easy  — they are suffering from stack fallacy.
Stack fallacy is the mistaken belief that it is trivial to build the layer above yours."

"The bottleneck for success often is not knowledge of the tools, but lack of understanding of the customer needs. Database engineers know almost nothing about what supply chain software customers want or need. They can hire for that, but it is not a core competency.

In a surprising way, it is far easier to innovate down the stack than up the stack.
The reason for this is that you are yourself a natural customer of the lower layers."

UC Berkeley CS188 Intro to AI

Berkeley AI Materials
"The Pac-Man projects were developed for UC Berkeley's introductory artificial intelligence course, CS 188. They apply an array of AI techniques to playing Pac-Man. However, these projects don't focus on building AI for video games. Instead, they teach foundational AI concepts, such as informed state-space search, probabilistic inference, and reinforcement learning. These concepts underly real-world application areas such as natural language processing, computer vision, and robotics."
Pac-Man Game

cloud storage: Azure Backup vs Amazon Glacier

Azure and AWS: Side-by-Side Feature & Services Comparison

Amazon Glacier - Cloud Archive

Cloud Backup – Online Backup Software | Microsoft Azure

Amazon S3 vs Microsoft Azure vs. B2 Cloud Storage Pricing

Google Nearline vs. Amazon Glacier. Best Practices

Azure vs. Amazon AWS - Datamation