Amalgam Blog

7 common mistakes of a machine learning beginner
15 October, 2020

In recent years, the term Artificial Intelligence has gained strength and together with it have emerged some professions such as Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer. Knowing and applying machine learning is attractive and appears to be the path to success. However this path can be troubled and especially discouraging for those who are just starting out. Over the years working as a Data Scientist and Machine Learning Researcher, I have witnessed several common mistakes that made life di

AI Infrastructure Alternatives for your Business
13 October, 2020

With cloud offerings becoming more abundant and diverse, cloud infrastructure seems to offer a much cheaper and simpler alternative to an on-premises data center. Many organizations, that need Artificial Intelligence to help with decision-making, problem-solving, etc. face a complicated decision: what is the best infrastructure deployment for AI workloads? Generally speaking, there are three possible deployment options. You can run your AI on-premises in your own datacenter, rent some space at

What Kind of AI Infrastructure is Best for my Business?
30 September, 2020

In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about the various infrastructure alternatives available when it comes to training and deployment of Artificial Intelligence models. Between Cloud, Colocation, and On-Premise which one would you say is the best infrastructure for your AI needs? Come join us and participate by asking questions or giving your opinion in the live chat. - Adriano Marques is the founder and CEO of Exponen

The Eight Challenges You'll Face With On-Premise Artificial Intelligence
18 September, 2020

As glamorous as it is to have your own Artificial Intelligence Optimized On-Premise Data Center, it doesn't come easy. It is absolutelly true that if done right it boasts much better performance and much lower costs than resorting to the cloud or even using co-location to perform your processing workload when creating AI driven solutions. However, most people are not aware of what really makes an AI Optimized Data Center and end up building an expensive half-baked solution that can't perform o

Is the cloud moving to the sea?
16 September, 2020

In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about Microsoft's Project codenamed Natick which was an attempt of sustainably running a Data Center underwater. After 2 years of deployment, Microsoft is claiming that their servers were up to 8 times more reliable than their counterparts on land. Is that an indication that the cloud is actually moving to the sea? Come join us and participate by asking questions or giving your opini

How safe are self-driving cars?
09 September, 2020

In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about the safety of current self-driving technology. Despite the fact that there are very few cars on the road today capable of self-driving in all conditions, most new cars are already incorporating some of that technology and soon we'll be trusting our lives to it. Whether or not you're ready give up on your steering wheel we think that you'll enjoy this discussion. Come join us an

Is the World going to be Deceived by Deepfakes?
17 August, 2020

In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat addressing a common concern about Deep Fakes deceiving the world with ultra realistic images, videos, and voice synthesis.

How can I differentiate Artificial Intelligence from everything else?
07 August, 2020

In next week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about how Artificial Intelligence is defined with some practical examples and easy tips on how to distinguish AI from everything else.

GPT-3: Is this the beginning of Skynet?
05 August, 2020

In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about Open AI's recently announced language model GPT-3.

Top 6 Engineering Challenges for Machine Learning
12 June, 2020

It is already 2020, and on top of a pandemic and civil unrest, our Machine Learning community still has to face challenges when working their way through creating models to solve the world's problems.