AI & Ethics: Are We Making It More Difficult On Ourselves?

Patrick McCloryAI

AI & ethics

Not too long ago we discussed the AI Apocalypse as it pertained to the Facebook #TenYearChallenge. Is Facebook evil? Are we evil for helping usher in our own demise? As we put it: not quite. However, AI & ethics seem inexorably linked and for good reason. This is part of an ongoing series on the question of AI and ethics. … Read More

What Do Ancient Greek Robots, AI and Business Have In Common?

Patrick McCloryAI

When most of us think about about robots, we are likely to think about the future. At least, an idea of the future. That idea may be positive or negative depending upon which particular science fiction universe you’re thinking of. There’s a big divide between “The Jetsons” and “Terminator.” We don’t fare so well in the latter. A “New” Idea? … Read More

Should DevOps Implementation Prioritize Consistency?

Patrick McCloryDevOps Automation, Strategy and Planning

One of the many advertised benefits of DevOps is to increase efficiency and decrease the timeline from production to deployment. At least, that is often the goal; and it’s also one of the cornerstone components of DevOps in our humble opinion. However, making the transition isn’t always easy. In fact, a lot of companies struggle with this. In a recent … Read More

Rumors of AI’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Patrick McCloryAI, DevOps Automation

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A recent MIT tech review article suggests that the era of deep learning is coming to an end. According to the article: Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning may come to an end. Is this the case? We say…. eh. Probably not. The review raises some solid points, but we’re not entirely sure … Read More

And Now The Real Question: Just What is DevOps?

Patrick McCloryDevOps Automation, Strategy and Planning

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The term “DevOps” has been creeping into our collective industry language for some time. It’s to the point where it’s quickly becoming a buzzword. However, while the term may be fairly new, the concept isn’t. In many ways, it’s a return to the roots of computing. A time when engineers (then working on mainframes) were both ‘developer’ and ‘operator’ of … Read More

Open Source – Kubernetes on Metal

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Ready for some Kubernetes on metal? It might not be the first thing you think about when you hear ‘Kubernetes,’ but we had some hardware sitting around and deploying K8s on it gave us a lot of insight into how things work ‘under the hood.’ We’re sharing our ‘lab’ setup on our Github account. From end to end, we’re able to … Read More