Cloud, Environmental and Financial Costs, and What We Can Do to Control Them.

Cloud computing has, undeniably, radically transformed how we deal with information. From cold storage and backup to daily operations of office work, many of us depend on large data centers and the promise of a controlled, low monthly cost, and environmentally friendly systems. Also, offering a fair “pay-per-use” pricing model that only charges us when

Should You Worry about AI Taking Over your Life?

Many of us have seen this episode of Black Mirror in which an app tells us our level of romantic compatibility, in a society in which AI controls most social interactions. For some strange people, like Yuval Harari (Homo Deus, Sapiens) and others, this is a wet dream of deterministic human behavior and reducing human

What’s the best machine for data science?

What’s the best machine for data science? A recurrent question in many data science blogs is “hey guys, what machine would your recommend to do data science?”.The question is very interesting, as there isn’t a single answer to it. For example, if you plan to work in a cloud environment (note that in most cases,