Serverless computing: one step forward, two steps back

Serverless computing: one step forward, two steps back Hellerstein et al., CIDR'19 The biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research has come round again. Today’s paper choice is sure to generate some healthy debate, and it’s a good set of questions to spend some time thinking over as we head into 2019: Where do you … Continue reading Serverless computing: one step forward, two steps back

Unsupervised learning of artistic styles with archetypal style analysis

Unsupervised learning of artistic styles with archetypal style analysis Wynen et al., NeurIPS'18 I’ve always enjoyed following work on artistic style transfer. The visual nature makes it easy to gain an appreciation for what is going on and the results are very impressive. It also something that’s been unfolding within the timespan of The Morning … Continue reading Unsupervised learning of artistic styles with archetypal style analysis

Neural Ordinary Differential Equations

Neural ordinary differential equations Chen et al., NeurIPS'18 ‘Neural Ordinary Differential Equations’ won a best paper award at NeurIPS last month. It’s not an easy piece (at least not for me!), but in the spirit of ‘deliberate practice’ that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to be gained from trying to understand as much as possible. … Continue reading Neural Ordinary Differential Equations