On the eve of its annual I/O developer conference, Google Inc. Monday announced the general release of its long-awaited Android Things operating system for “internet of things” devices.
If you’re thinking about or already building an IoT product, there are some things you should know. First, most carriers are planning to sunset existing 2G networks in the next 1-2 years to make room for LTE. Second, most US carriers are no longer accepting new 2G or 3G device certifications and won’t allow new 2G and 3G products on the network starting as early as June of this year (even if they’re already certified).
Swift for TensorFlow is a result of first-principles thinking applied to machine learning frameworks, and works quite differently than existing TensorFlow language bindings. Whereas prior solutions are designed within the constraints of what can be achieved by a (typically Python or Lua) library, Swift for TensorFlow is based on the belief that machine learning is important enough to deserve first-class language and compiler support.
Source: Swift Community | TensorFlow
What languages a developer needs to learn in order to traverse all the different domains that come together to deliver “full stack” applications is something I revisit every year in order to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date. Always happy to have options that fold into my core skills 🙂
Our overall take: the Internet of Things is going through a phase of early adolescence – a lot is being built in different places, not all of it looks pretty or behaves as desired, but a lot of foundational growth is happening.
A very solid review of the state of IoT business in general for 2017…
“This is built for that smart-kitchen relationship, because as soon as you pick your own custom meal track — what you want to make tonight — you can hit another button and your oven will turn on, and hit another button and your smart cooktop will hold the perfect temperature, and you can hit another button and have the groceries delivered to your house,” Florence said.
Source: Innit Pairs with Tyler Florence for a Micro-Cooking Recipe App | Digital Trends
…He believes there’s a gaping chasm between AI and UX. “UX designers right now go out and do a bunch of field work, but they fail to see opportunities where machine learning can add value…the technology itself is very complex, limiting designers’ ability to play with it or even gain a tacit understanding of it…”
People living in areas at high risk for wildfires are aware of the danger but underestimate the peril when compared with firefighting professionals, according to a new study led by a University of Colorado researcher.
While my wife and I are not currently living in a wildfire danger zone, we do have an interest in heading towards the mountains at some point in the future. With as much as we know about wildfires, I find it curious how many people who own property out in the mountains seem to be somewhat disinterested in doing all that they can to mitigate the risks specific to their property.