Ideas

What's on our radar.

Circles
AI

The circle of fairness

We shouldn't ask our AI tools to be fair; instead, we should ask them to be less unfair and be willing to iterate until we see improvement.

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Shopping carts
AI

AI and retail

Mikio Braun takes a look at Zalando and the retail industry to explore how AI is redefining the way ecommerce sites interact with customers.

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Bubbles
AI

The future of machine learning is tiny

Pete Warden digs into why embedded machine learning is so important, how to implement it on existing chips, and shares new use cases it will unlock.

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UC Berkeley
AI

AI and systems at RISELab

Ion Stoica outlines a few projects at the intersection of AI and systems that UC Berkeley's RISELab is developing.

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Agriculture

Cultivating production excellence

Liz Fong-Jones says management of complex distributed systems requires changing who's involved in production, how they collaborate, and how success is measured.

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Community

How do we heal?

Drawing inspiration from restorative justice practices and her own journey of healing, Alex Qin offers a hopeful vision for how we can come together and co-create the world we yearn for.

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Time

Kubernetes for the impatient

Bridget Kromhout looks over the cloud native landscape and talks about what’s new, what’s next, and what you need to get started with Kubernetes right now.

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Modern architecture

Next Architecture

Chris Guzikowski discusses the convergence of microservices, cloud, containers, and orchestration that points toward the rise of a Next Architecture.

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Success

The SRE I aspire to be

Yaniv Aknin dives into the secret sauce for a successful SRE organization: high-quality measurements of reliability.

Paper clips
AI

Maximizing paper clips

We won’t get the chance to worry about artificial general intelligence if we don’t deal with the problems we have in the present.