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A Distributed Systems Maze

The most exciting applications coming out these days are the ones that aim big — aspiring to reach a global audience of users across regions, languages, timezones, and data centers.

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Project Planning With Block Based Dependencies

Good software development achieves complexity by describing the interactions of simple components. Of course, this is harder than it sounds, and if Mark Twain had been a software developer he would have likely said: “if I had more time, I would have created a simpler design.

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A Parrot Trainer Eats Crow

In this post, we’ll consider how it is that models trained on massive datasets using millions of parameters can be both “low bias” and also very biased, and begin to think through what we in the ML community might be able to do about it.

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Hello World

Right now only half the world is awake. For successful planetary-scale networking, it’s time for diurnal intelligently distributed systems.

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