Part of Books from My Collection

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Allo – new AI Assistant

There has been a steep increase in the research in recent days on AI and related technologies/techniques. Another spike of trends in adoption of Neural Networks, now Deep Neural Networks. The recent launch of Allo by Google seems to be an outcome of that.

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Allo is a any other chat app like whatsapp but an addition of Google (AI) Assistant which answers your questions, sets reminders for you, searches for places around you based on where u r located and much more. For some questions though which it does not have answers gives the top best google search result. It also comes with another feature of predicting a response to a chat message. But i personally find it a nice handy app to set a quick reminder or lets say, tell it to give me weather forecast every morning at 10 and it does it as commanded. ALLO!

Further Reading:

https://allo.google.com/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdrange/2016/09/21/meet-googles-ai-assistant-behind-the-new-messaging-app-allo/#7b72b2676b57

 

 

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gRPC – Binary RPC Framework

Google had open sourced gRPC a Binary Remote Procedure Call Framework in 2015 and recently there was a 1.0 release of the new RPC framework which uses latest HTTP/2 and also uses Protocol Buffers v3.0 which is the latest release of Binary Serialization Protocol.

In the FAQs on grpc.io there is a mention that we still cant use it in browsers

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But it is being currently used in mobile clients to communicate efficiently with servers/cloud servers.

Further Reading:

http://www.grpc.io/

 

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I/O 16

 

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DROWN Attack

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DROWN is a serious vulnerability that affects HTTPS and other services that rely on SSL and TLS, some of the essential cryptographic protocols for Internet security. DROWN allows attackers to break the encryption and read or steal sensitive communications, including passwords, credit card numbers, trade secrets, or financial data. Our measurements indicate 33% of all HTTPS servers are vulnerable to the attack.

Source:

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/drown

https://drownattack.com/

 

 

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Spark on Hadoop 2

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PostgreSQL gets closer to BigData!

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