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A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

Map Date/Time: 2018-10-11 08:00pm Location: Hangout - Hangout, Brasilia

Paper: A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

PDF: https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~pedrod/papers/cacm12.pdf

Reference:

Domingos P. A few useful things to know about machine learning_. Communications of the ACM; 55(10):78-87, 2012.

Abstract

Machine learning algorithms can figure out how to perform important tasks by generalizing from examples. This is often feasible and cost-effective where manual programming is not. As more data becomes available, more ambitious problems can be tackled. As a result, machine learning is widely used in computer science and other fields. However, developing successful machine learning applications requires a substantial amount of “black art” that is hard to find in textbooks. This article summarizes twelve key lessons that machine learning researchers and practitioners have learned. These include pitfalls to avoid, i…

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PWL #10: Distributed ledger technical research in Central Bank of Brazil

Map Date/Time: 2018-09-13 08:30pm Location: Hangout - Hangout, Brasilia

Paper: Distributed ledger technical research in Central Bank of Brazil

PDF: https://www.bcb.gov.br/htms/public/microcredito/Distributed_ledger_technical_research_in_Central_Bank_of_Brazil.pdf

Reference:

Burgos, Aldenio Vilaca, Oliveira Filho, Jose Deodoro, Suares Marcus Vinicius Cursino, Almeida Rafael Sarres. Distributed ledger technical research in Central Bank of Brazil.

Abstract:

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is a novel technology that powers trusted distributed databases. This paper presents a research of an IT department team of Central Bank of Brazil on the matter, the experience in analyzing potential use cases, and the examination of some of the available platforms to develop working prototypes of a minimal Real Time Gross Settlement System. This work also describes perceived privacy issu…

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PWL #09: A next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform

Map Date/Time: 2018-08-02 07:30pm Location: Hangout - Hangout, Brasilia

Paper

A next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform

PDF: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

Reference

Buterin V. Ethereum: A next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform. https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper, 2013

Abstract

Satoshi Nakamoto's development of Bitcoin in 2009 has often been hailed as a radical development in money and currency, being the first example of a digital asset which simultaneously has no backing or intrinsic value and no centralized issuer or controller. However, another - arguably more important - part of the Bitcoin experiment is the underlying blockchain technology as a tool of distributed consensus, and attention is rapidly starting to shift to this other aspect of Bitcoin. Co…

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PWL #08: Microservices: The Journey So Far and Challenges Ahead

Map Date/Time: 2018-06-07 08:00pm Location: Hangout - Hangout, Brasilia

Paper

Microservices: The Journey So Far and Challenges Ahead

PDF: https://bit.ly/2KPCp1z

Reference

Jamshidi, P., Pahl, C., Mendonça, N.C., Lewis, J. and Tilkov, S., 2018. Microservices: The Journey So Far and Challenges Ahead. IEEE Software, 35(3), pp.24-35.

Abstract

Microservices are the latest trend in software service design, development, and delivery. They constitute an approach to software and systems architecture that builds on the well-established concept of modularization but emphasizes technical boundaries. Each module—each microservice —is implemented and operated as a small yet independent system, offering access to its internal logic and data through a well-defined network interface. This increases software agility because each microservice becomes an independent unit of development, deployment, operations, versioning, and scaling.

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Fabricio Buzeto on Exploring the Edge of the Magic Circle

Map Date/Time: 2015-08-19 07:30pm Location: Laboratório de Sistemas Integrados e Concorrente (LAICO) - Departamento de Ciência da Computação - Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro - Asa Norte Edifício CIC/EST 70910-900 Brasília, Brasília

Montola, Markus. "Exploring the edge of the magic circle: Defining pervasive games." Proceedings of DAC. Vol. 1966. 2005.
http://www.markusmontola.fi/exploringtheedge.pdf

Intro

Pervasive gaming is a genre of gaming systematically blurring and breaking the traditional boundaries of game. The new game genres include alternate reality games, reality games, trans-reality games and cross-media games.

About the speaker

Fabricio Buzeto is a PhD candidate at University of Brasilia, in which his main work focuses on Ubiquitous Computing and Games. Additionally, Fabricio is a co-founder of the UnBiquitous research group at UnB. Likewise, he co-founded two startups: Intacto and Qual Canal. His technical blog is at …

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