The Sequence Scope: Learning from Real Machine Learning Practitioners
Weekly newsletter that discusses impactful ML research papers, cool tech releases, the money in AI, and real-life implementations.
The Sequence Scope is a summary of the most important published research papers, released technology and startup news in the AI ecosystem in the last week. This compendium is part of TheSequence newsletter. Data scientists, scholars, and developers from Microsoft Research, Intel Corporation, Linux Foundation AI, Google, Lockheed Martin, Cardiff University, Mellon College of Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Universitat Politècnica de València and other companies and universities are already subscribed to TheSequence.
📝 Editorial: Introducing TheSequence Chat
There is nothing more inspiring to machine learning practitioners than to learn from the thought leaders who are doing real work in this field. Many times, it’s just hard to associate a specific piece of machine learning research or technology with the creators behind the scene. However, learning about the experience gained by researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs doing real machine learning work can result in a great source of knowledge and inspiration. We’d like to introduce to you TheSequence Chat, dedicated to learning from people doing practical machine learning work. Every few weeks, we will publish one of these short interviews, bringing you closer to real machine learning practitioners.
Please meet Justin Harris, the Senior Software Developer at Microsoft Research. We’ve covered his paper Decentralized & Collaborative AI on Blockchain in Edge#35. Justin is currently using his experience in machine learning and crowdsourcing to implement a framework for ML in smart contracts in order to collect quality data and provide models that are free to use. We asked him why decentralization is important for the future of AI. Justin shared with us his vision about incentive mechanisms for decentralized AI architectures. We also spoke about federated learning…