#Event – I will be speaking at @devdotnext #devdotnext2020 this March in Colorado.

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In a couple of weeks, I’ll be visiting one of the biggest events in Broomfield, Colorado: @devdotnext.

DevDotNext

DevDotNext hosts 150+ 75-minutes Presentations, 4 Keynotes/Panels, and 11 All-day Pre-Conference Workshops.

Topics covered include:

  • Languages
  • Design and Architecture Cloud
  • Server-Side
  • Frontend
  • DevOps
  • Microservices
  • Machine Learning
  • Testing
  • Being agile
  • Leadership
  • And more

I’ll be sharing some experiences and insights around Machine Learning, Computer Vision and IoT. Here are my session details.

How a PoC at home can scale to Enterprise Level using Custom Vision APIs (v2!)

It all started with a DIY project to use Computer Vision for security cameras at home. A custom Machine Learning model is the core component used to analyze pictures to detect people, animals and more in a house environment. The AI processing is performed at the edge, in dedicated hardware and the collected information is stored in the cloud.

The same idea can be applied to several CCTV scenarios, like parking lots, train stations, malls and more. However, moving this into enterprise scale brings a set of challenges, which are going to be described and explained in this session.

In this new version of the session, we will start from scratch and create a complete “Parking Garage Open Space Tracker” solution with live devices and live cars (small ones, of course)

Registration and event details

Hurry up, regular registration ends soon.
Register at https://www.devdotnext.com/register

Happy coding!

Greetings

El Bruno

#AI – Use Microsoft Math Solver to get free Wifi

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Huge off-topic today, you know, is Friday.

So, I was in a coffee, where they share Wifi, but with this tricky “Password”

Even with all the Machine Learning stuff I’ve been doing, my math is kind of rust. And, add to this that is Friday and I’m tired. So, let’s use AI to solve this.

A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an app to help us with this: Microsoft Math Solver.

Microsoft Math solver app provides help with a variety of problems including arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and other topics using an advanced AI powered math solver. Simply write a math problem on screen or use the camera to snap a math photo. Microsoft Math problem solver instantly recognizes the problem and helps you to solve it with step-by-step explanation, interactive graphs, similar problems from the web and online video lectures. Quickly look up related math concepts. Get help with your homework problems and gain confidence in mastering the techniques 💯 with Microsoft Math. ⚡It is absolutely FREE!⚡

A video is always useful

And, you can draw your math problems or you can scan a photo for this. Let’s test plan B. Take a photo, select the area with the Math Formula

microsoft math solver analyze photo

And that’s it! We got the math problem analyzed and solved!

microsoft math solver formula analyzed.jpg

And, as the description offers, we also have step-by-step explanation, interactive graphs, similar problems from the web and online video lectures

microsoft math solver formula analyzed.jpg

microsoft math solver formula analyzed extra information.jpg

And, you know what? I’m posting this using “Free Wifi”

Happy coding!

Greetings

El Bruno

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Interfaz Podcast Episodio 131 – En vivo desde Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Inteligencia Artificial y Hobbies con Bruno Capuano

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¡En vivo desde Microsoft Ignite 2019 en Orlando!

La democratización de la Inteligencia Artificial y sus tecnologías relacionadas, permite crear divertidos e interesantes proyectos.  Tal es el caso del servicio cognitivo de Vision Personalizada o Custom Vision de Azure, el cual nos permite entrenar un modelo de machine learning para el reconocimiento de imágenes.

Para hablarnos de esto y de su aplicación en hobbies y proyectos familiares, en este episodio de Interfaz contamos con la presencia de Bruno Capuano, quien es Microsoft MVP en la categoría de AI.

Durante esta amena charla, Bruno nos platica algunas novedades en ML.NET, su experiencia como speaker en Ignite 2019, y un interesante proyecto de reconocimiento de imágenes para su gato.

Notas y vínculos adjuntos

Twitter de Bruno

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Bruno nos recomienda la serie de libros de Warhammer 40000.  Uno de ellos es “La herejía de Horus 1. Horus, señor de la guerra : las semillas de la herejía

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#Training – Elements of AI, a free #ArtificialIntelligence training from Finland (with also an amazing story)

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Via “The Verge” (see references), I found this amazing story.

Last year, Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence with the aim of educating its citizens about the new technology. Now, as a Christmas present to the world, the European nation is making the six week program available for anyone to take.

Finland is making its online AI crash course free to the world , The Verge

Please read the article, is an amazing initiative from a country with amazing people. They are also in the process of translate the course to all the supported languages in EU, so this will be great.

And, I decided to give the course a try and this is my thoughts, after completed Chapter 1

There are no videos here, it’s all about reading about Definitions of AI, Applications of AI, introduction to Machine Learning, and other topics.

  • I read this very fast, and boom 1st exercise I got an amazing score.
  • I keep the same pace, and then next exercises make me realize that I need to spend more time here. I won’t complete the full course in 5 minutes, I like a challenge of read, understand and explain.
  • The final test is a written one, where you need to submit your answers and there is a committee analyzing and deciding your result.

So, I’m here waiting for the response and looking forward for next chapter which may involve some Python programming.

And, as a general-purpose course I think is an amazing resource. There are so many AI courses, which most of the time are so focus on the technical part, and is nice to find a different approach to educate about Artificial Intelligence to the general public.

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#PowerPoint – How cool is the Accessibility Checker? Powered by #AI, so a #MustDo for my next #MSIgnite sessions!

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I was reviewing my slides for Microsoft Slides, and I remembered that Melissa Hubbart (@melihubb) was tweeting about checking your slides previous to the event.

So, I decided to give it a try. And, it was my time to check what’s new with the Accessibility Feature in PowerPoint. There are several ways to use this feature. If you want to check the content of the current slide, in the Review menu, there is an option to check the current slide.

powerpoint accessibility checker menu

If you want to check the complete PowerPoint File, in the menu [File / Info / Inspect Presentation] there is an option named [Check Accessibility] to do this.

powerpoint check accesibility

Once the Accessibility Checker panel is open, we can review all the issues.

powerpoint accessibility checker results

There are organized by severity levels (errors, warning and tips). And we can find common scenarios like

  • Missing alternative text for images and shapes
  • Missing title slides

One cool feature here, when working with pictures, is that we can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence to automatically describe de content of the pictures. In the following image we can see how it automatically recognizes my cat Goku lying on a bed.

powerpoint generate alt text automatically

So, you know, please check the Accessibility of your files and Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Event – My sessions at #MSIgnite 2019, rocking #AI and #Diversity !

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Next week I’ll be at Microsoft Ignite 2019, and I’m very excited. I’ll have 2 sessions (see below), and I’m also excited for the networking opportunities and for some amazing sessions.

My Sessions at Ignite

Diversity is more, much more! Living in tech as a Latino who can’t dance

I was born and raised in Argentina, then I lived eleven years in Spain working all around Europe. Finally, three years ago I moved to Canada. And yes, my Latin background impacted my professional career.

This session is mostly sharing what I’ve learned during these past years. How I learned to get the most from sentences like “You have a very strong accent; I don’t think you will fit this meeting. These are Senior Executives” or “Wow, your accent is amazing, our leadership team will love it!” In both scenarios, I manage to move from frustration or surprise to “let’s focus on our business.”

And it’s not only about language and accent; family, culture, and even food and drinks are a part of the story. Espero que nos veamos en la sesion!

https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/80650?source=sessions

How a PoC at home can scale to enterprise level using custom vision APIs

It all started with a DIY project to use computer vision for security cameras at home. A custom machine learning model is the core component used to analyze pictures to detect people, animals, and more in a house environment. The AI processing is performed at the edge, in dedicated hardware and the collected information is stored in the cloud. The same idea can be applied to several CCTV scenarios, like parking lots, train stations, malls, and more. However, moving this into enterprise scale brings a set of challenges, which are described and explained in this session.

https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/78686?source=sessions

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Event – Global AI Nights on Sept 5th!

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During August, I’ll be participating and supporting a couple of hackathons and work events (check my next events section!).

And I’m happy to share that on September 5th I’ll part of the Global AI Night in Toronto.

The Global AI Night is a free evening event organized by 88 communities all over the world that are passionate about Artificial Intelligence on the Microsoft Azure. During this AI Night you will get inspired through sessions and get your hands dirty during the workshops. By the end of the night you will be able to infuse AI into your applications.

The Toronto registration and information is available here https://global.ainights.com/bootcamp/8d354913-4243-4a9e-8c1d-a594dc7dbe69

As usual, the best way to explain this is with a video

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Rogers Cup

El Bruno

#AI – Introduction to #deeplearning vs. #machinelearning by @frlazzeri. The best 10 min read for today

Hi!

Explain the differences / relationship between Machine Learning and Deep Learning is a question that I face in every event or chat about Machine Learning.

And I used to have my 5 bullets explanation for this. However, now thanks to Francesca Lazzeri (@frlazzeri) I can advice people to read this amazing article.

Introduction to deep learning vs. machine learning

Introduction to deep learning vs. machine learning

So, you know, if you have 10 minutes, this will really help you understand the relationships between AI, ML and DL!

Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Office – Live subtitles in Microsoft Teams, oh yeah! Another great #AI live sample.

Hi !

I usually use the live subtitle demo feature in PowerPoint to showcase how amazing is the current state of AI, and how we can use it in our daily lives. And now, after the official announcement of Microsoft, we can also use the live subtitle feature in Microsoft Teams.

As you can expect the way to use it is very easy, just enable the Live Subtitles feature and Microsoft Teams will automatically start to

  • Listen to every audio conversation
  • Convert the audio to text
  • Present the live as a subtitle in the MS Teams windows

In the official announcement there is a nice animation on this

We may expect to have also maybe some extra features like language translations and more. That will be also so cool!

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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