Saturday, May 21, 2016

"the end of code" @Wired

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Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs | WIRED
"Over the past several years, the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley have aggressively pursued an approach to computing called machine learning. In traditional programming, an engineer writes explicit, step-by-step instructions for the computer to follow. With machine learning, programmers don’t encode computers with instructions. They train them.
Just as Newtonian physics wasn’t obviated by quantum mechanics,
code will remain a powerful tool set to explore the world."

IoT: Samsung "ARTIK Cloud"

"What is Samsung ARTIK Cloud?
Today, the Internet of Things is a jungle – full of siloed devices, services, technologies and ideas that don’t play nicely together, but if cultivated promises untold benefits to society. Samsung ARTIK Cloud is an open data exchange platform designed to bring order to the chaos, break down the silos, and empower you to bring about the promise of IoT. With easy to use, open APIs and tools, you can collect, store and act on any data from any device or cloud service."

Introducing Samsung ARTIK Cloud - YouTube

WebP image format


WebP format ("Web Photo")

WebP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"WebP is an image format employing both lossy[6] and lossless compression. It is currently developed by Google, based on technology acquired with the purchase of On2 Technologies.[7] As a derivative of the VP8 video format, it is a sister project to the WebM multimedia container format.[8] WebP-related software is released under a BSD license. [9]

The format was first announced in 2010 as a new open standard for lossily compressed true-color graphics on the web, producing smaller files of comparable image quality to the older JPEG scheme.[10] On October 3, 2011 Google announced WebP support for animation, ICC profile, XMP metadata and tiling (compositing very large images from maximum 16384×16384 tiles).[11]"