Look What You Made Me Analyze

 

As the title of her fifth studio album suggests, Taylor Swift was born in 1989. In the years since, she’s had one of the most successful music careers ever, winning every trophy, plaque, and Moonman there is to win.

Another post-1989 development: Machine Learning has entered the mainstream.

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All the (Internet of) Things

 

In 1982, a group of Carnegie Mellon computer scientists wanted to check the inventory of their soda vending machine without leaving their desks. They came up with a solution that was revolutionary at the time—they connected the machine to the internet.

In 2018, you don’t have to be a computer science PhD to set up a smart vending machine. You can thank Limor “Ladyada” Fried for that change. She’s the founder and CEO of Adafruit Industries, a company that makes hardware programming and the Internet of Things accessible to everyone.

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Chatting with Robots

 

Online coding school Codecademy is launching a new course that will help you build ‘natural, voice-first Alexa experiences that feel like talking to a friend who understands you’. No more misinterpreted commands or evil laughs, hopefully.

Credits: Margot and Codecademy

New Free Courses: Build Amazon Alexa Skills 🗣

 

“Alexa, tell me your innermost workings” – a GIF from an email by online coding school Codecademy advertising their new course on creating Alexa Skills.

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