Is Rust the low-level-ish

Is Rust the low-level-ish

Rust is the great hope for a safe low-level programming language. This is often expressed in the motto “fearless concurrency”, but who is to say that it really is better. Perhaps it’s just as bad in different ways. New research by Zeming Yu, Linhai Song, Yiying Zhang at Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University aims to find out if Rust’s approach to concurrency really does protect the programmer from making the sort of mistake so common in C-like languages. Rust is a language that all the cool kids are talking about, if not using. If you have missed its back story, it was invented in 2006 by Gradon Hoare, is championed…

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Google AI center in Ghana

Google to locate it’s next AI research centre in Ghana

Google, has announced it will be opening its next artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.The centre will be the first of its kind on the continent. Google Said: In a post published by Jeff Dean (Senior Fellow, Google AI) and Moustapha Cisse (Staff Research Scientist and Lead of Google AI Center Accra). Today, we’re announcing a Google AI research center in Africa, which will open later this year in Accra, Ghana. We’ll bring together top machine learning researchers and engineers in this new center dedicated to AI research and its applications. Despite the launch of the centre being a new move for the firm, Google has held offices in…

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The Six stages of digital transformation

The six stages of Digital Transformation

The definition of digital transformation is the realignment of, or new investment in, technology, business models, and processes to drive new value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy. This is how I define digital transformation, having evolved it slightly over the years. This definition, which was introduced in 2013/14, was different at the time in that it didn’t solely focus on technology. Early in its rise though the hype cycle, digital transformation was largely technology-centric with a majority of its audience consisting of CIOs, IT (information technology) professionals, vendors, integrators and consultants. While this is still the case, I noticed in my early research,…

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