Alien Clouds

Alien Clouds, this photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

In This Edition:
Great Green Wall, Frontend Developers Handbook, DNS Pi-hole, explainable AI & facial recognition for $60!

Spring has eventually sprung, and with it some lovely sunset clouds have arrived in Swansea. This one reminds me of the aliens from Arrival.

Swansea Laptop Orchestra at Elysium Gallery

This week the Swansea Laptop Orchestra played a concert for a birthday party at the newly opened and impressive Elysium Gallery on the High Street in Swansea. Check out the photos of the performance here.

The Great Green Wall

Image: YouTube, BBC News

Africa is building a giant wall of trees to help tackle climate change, desertification and to create jobs. The Great Green Wall will span 11 countries and 8,000km.

The Frontend Developers Handbook

Image: frontendmasters.com

Check out this bumper guide on front-end development created by Cody Lindley, which is currently in its fourth yearly edition.

DNS Pi-hole

Image: Scott Hanselan

Check out Scott Hanselman's blog post about using a Raspberry Pi to filter ad DNS requests on your home network using a Pi-hole.

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Explainable AI

Image: kdnuggets.com

This is an interesting introduction to Explainable AI on KD Nuggets. Explainable AI are systems and models that extend black box AI models to allow transparency into why results are returned by the black box AI models. This is increasingly needed in a number of contexts such as providing information to doctors about automated predictions or diagnoses.

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Facial Recognition System for $60

Image: The New York Times

The New York Times ran an experiment using a public video stream from Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. They collected publicly available photos of people that worked near the park and then ran one day's worth of footage from the public video stream through Amazon's commercial facial recognition service at the cost of approx $60. Over a nine hour period it detected 2,750 faces, including an 89% match of a college professor from his employer's website headshot.

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About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com