Friday, April 17, 2015

Dato's CEO named finalist at GeekWire CEO of the year!

Dato CEO Carlos Guestrin
Dato CEO Carlos Guestrin
Carlos Guestrin, CEO of Dato: Who says academics can’t make the transition to entrepreneurship? Guestrin, the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and a past GeekWire Geek of the Week, is looking to make his mark with Dato (formerly GraphLab). The Seattle startup, which raised $18.5 million earlier this year,  is looking to help businesses make better sense of data. “Our company was founded on a mission to create a more intelligent world,” said Guestrin at the time of the financing.
Hailing from Brazil, Guestrin studied computer science at Stanford University before moving on to Carnegie Mellon where the concept for Dato was originally born. In 2012, he joined the University of Washington’s faculty before spinning the open-source project off into its own company.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mahout is revived?

Some interesting news from my colleague Alice Zheng. It seems that Mahout is abandoning the map reduce paradigm and now being reimplemented on top of Spark/ H2O. A couple of years ago Mahout was a popular machine learning library on top of Hadoop but recently the project is stumbling as many key people left.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Customer rejections when selling ML technology

Here is an interesting blog post I got from my colleague Rajat Arya. Nick from Domino Data Labs is complaining about customer reactions they are getting for their product. What is interesting is that those reactions are often encountered by others...

Another interesting blog from AddThis, complaining about the cost of MS Azure ML.

MS Azure ML beware - Amazon ML is behind you!

A new announcement from today: Amazon have announced their machine learning cloud platform.
And here is a detailed blog post about it, I got from my colleague Zach Nation.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New MovieLens Dataset

I got this from Mohit Sharma. A new MovieLens dataset was released after 6 years! It is a classic dataset for testing and tuning recommender systems.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dato announces MS-DOS support!

We have just announced full compatibility with MS-DOS!

Here is an image of our new Canvas UI:


Read the full new announcement in our blog.