Cloud Monster

Image: Cloud Monster, this photo is available to licence on EyeEm.

#176

Friday, September 13, 2019

In This Edition:
The Comet, What If We Stop Pretending, ML for Frontenders, Principles & Techniques of Data Science & an AI Voice Heist!

This week on a trip to Ireland I took a detour to Clogherhead Harbour in Louth. Parking in the carpark, you can walk behind the fish restaurant onto the grass and rocks of the coastline, it's amazing! I saw three seals swimming close to the shore!
Photos to follow next week, but here's a short drone video I took.

The Comet

Image: Vimeo, Christian Stangl

Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl used the 400,000 images released by the ESA of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by the Rosetta spacecraft to make a short film. The footage uses digitally enhanced real footage from the probe.

What If We Stop Pretending?

Image: The New Yorker

Jonathan Franzen has a hard hitting message in his article in The New Yorker, if we admit that we can't stop climate change, we will start doing more to slow it down and ensure we can survive it.

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ML for Frontenders

Image: Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine has a handy tutorial on how front-end developers can start learning machine learning. The post describes how to use a pre-trained model, transfer learning and a custom model using Tensorflow.js.

Principles and Techniques of Data Science

Image: ds100.org

The Data 100, the Principles and Techniques of Data Science course at UC Berkeley is now available in an online book/website. The course follows on from the Data 8, the Foundations of Data Science, and the material for that course is also available online.

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AI Voice Mimic Heist

Image: The Noun Project

AI generated voice mimicking software was used to persuade a director of a German energy subsidiary in the UK that their boss was on the phone and allowed theives to order the director to transfer funds to their bank account! This is believed to the first voice-AI assisted theft, so convincing that the director in question who made the transfer said that the software even imitated the tonality of the boss' voice.

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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.
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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