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DataTopics Unplugged

Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!

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#51 Is Data Science a Lonely Profession?
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style! In this episode:Slack's Data Practices: Discussing Slack's use of customer data to build models, the risks of global data leakage, and the impact of GDPR and AI regulations.ChatGPT's Data Analysis Improvements:  Discussing new features in ChatGPT that let you interrogate your data like a pro. The Loneliness of Data Scientists: Why being a lone data wolf is tough, and how collaboration is the key to success. Rustworkx for Graph Computation:  Evaluating Rustworkx as a robust tool for graphs compared to Networkx.Dolt - Git for Data: Comparing Dolt and DVC as tools for data version control. Check it out.Veo by Google DeepMind: An overview of Google's Veo technology and its potential applications.Ilya Sutskever’s Departure from OpenAI: What does Ilya Sutskever’s exit mean for OpenAI with Jakub Pachocki stepping in?Hot Takes - No Data Engineering Roadmap? Debating the necessity of a data engineering roadmap and the prominence of SQL skills.
82:22 5/22/24
#50 Where Will GPT-4o Take Us? Exploring AI's Future & Latest Updates (Claude 3, Stack Overflow & OpenAI deal and more)
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that flow like your morning coffee, where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just curious about the digital age, pull up a chair and let's explore the heart of data, unplugged style!Stack Overflow and OpenAI Deal Controversy: Discussing the partnership controversy, with users protesting the lack of an opt-out option and how this could reshape the platform. Look into Phind here.Apple and OpenAI Rumors - could ChatGPT be the new Siri? Examining rumors of ChatGPT potentially replacing Siri, and Apple's AI strategy compared to Microsoft’s MAI-1. Check out more community opinions here.Hello GPT-4o: Exploring the new era with OpenAI's GPT-4o that blends video, text, and audio for more dynamic human-AI interactions. Discussing AI's challenges under the European AI Act and chatgpt’s use in daily life and dating apps like Bumble.Claude Takes Europe: Claude 3 now available in the EU. How does it compare to ChatGPT in coding and conversation?ElevenLabs' Music Generation AI: A look at ElevenLabs' AI for generating music and the broader AI music landscape. How are these algorithms transforming music creation? Check out the AI Song Contest here.Google Cloud’s Big Oops with UniSuper: Unpack the shocking story of how Google Cloud accidentally wiped out UniSuper’s account. What does this mean for data security and redundancy strategies?The Great CLI Debate: Is Python really the right choice for CLI tools? We spark the debate over Python vs. Go and Rust in building efficient CLI tools.
72:18 5/15/24
#49 How Will the EU AI Act Affect the Future of AI?
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, we're joined by special guest Maryam Ilyas as we delve into a variety of topics that shape our digital world:Women’s Healthcare Insights: Exploring the Oura ring's commitment during Women's Health Awareness Month and its role in addressing the underrepresentation of female health conditions in research. A Deep Dive into the EU AI Act: Examining the AI Act’s implications, including its classification of AI systems (prohibited, high-risk, limited-risk, and minimal-risk), ethical concerns, regulatory challenges & the act's impact on AI usage, particularly regarding mass surveillance at the Paris Olympics.The Evolution of Music and AI: Reviewing the AI-generated music video for "The Hardest Part" by Washed Out, directed by Paul Trillo, showcasing AI’s growing role in the arts.Hot Takes on Data Tools: Is combining SQL, PySpark (and Python) in Databricks the most powerful tool in the data space? Let's dissect the possibilities and limitations.Don't forget to check us out on Youtube too, where you can find a lot more content beyond the podcast!
62:15 5/8/24
#48 How Can We Define DevRel in the Tech World? Tech Insights with Mehdi Ouazza
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, we're thrilled to have special guest Mehdi Ouazza  diving into a plethora of hot tech topics:Mehdi Ouazza's Insights into his career, online community and working with DuckDB and MotherDuck.Demystifying DevRel: Definitions and distinctions in the realm of tech influence (dive deeper here).Terraform's Licensing Shift: Reactions to HashiCorp's recent changes and its new IBM collaboration, more details here.Github Copilot Workspace: Exploring the latest in AI-powered coding assistance, comparing with devin.ai and CodySnowflake's Arctic LLM: Discussing the latest enterprise AI capabilities and their real-world applications. Read more about Arctic - what it excels at, and how its performance was measuredMore legal kerfuffle in the GenAI realm: The ongoing legal debates around AI's use in creative industries, highlighted by a dispute over Drake’s use of late rapper Tupac’s AI-generated voice in diss track & the licensing deal between Financial Times and OpenAIFuture of Data Engineering: Examining the integration of LLMs into data engineering tools. Insights on prompt-based feature engineering and Databricks' English SDKAI in Music Creation: A little bonus with an AI generated song about Murilo, created with Suno
80:47 5/2/24
#47 MLFlow, Llama 3 Unleashed, and the OpenTofu vs. Terraform Drama
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionadoor just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, we're joined by special guest Vitale Sparacello, an MLflow Ambassador, to delve into a myriad of topics shaping the current and future landscape of AI and software development:MLflow Deep Dive: Exploring the MLflow Ambassador program, MLflow's role in promoting MLOps practices, and its expansion to support generative AI technologies.Introducing Llama 3: Discussing Meta's newest language model, Llama 3, its capabilities, and the nuanced policy of its distribution, featured on platforms like Groq. Read more here.Emerging AI Tools: Evaluating Open-Parse for advanced text parsing and debating the longevity of PDF documents in the age of advanced AI technologies.OpenTofu vs. Terraform Drama: Analyzing the ongoing legal dispute between Terraform and OpenTofu, with discussions around code ethics and links to OpenTofu's LinkedIn, and their official blog response.The Future of AI Devices: Are smartphones the endgame, or is there a future for specialized AI wearables? Speculating on the evolution of AI devices, focusing on the Human AI Pin review, Rabbit R1 and Dot Computer Go check out the Youtube video after so you don't miss out Murilo in that suit he promised (with a duck tie of course).
63:16 4/24/24
#46 Debunking Devon, Exploring RAG Frameworks, and Tech for a Better World
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as yourmorning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter.Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age,pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, titled, "#46 Debunking Devon, Exploring RAG Frameworks, and Tech for a Better World", our special guest Martin Van Mollekot adds a rich layer of insight to our tech stew, covering everything from 3D-printed humanoids to the harmonious blend of AI and music, all while exploring how tech is cultivating a better world.3D Printing: Martin discusses building a humanoid using resources from Thingiverse.AI Generated Music: Exploring Udio, an AI that not only composes music but adds vocals to match your taste.Devin Debunked: Unpacking the claims of the "First AI Software Engineer" and why it's not quite time to worry about AI taking coding jobs.GPT-4 Over Humans? A critical look at whether AI could replace junior analysts in the current tech landscape.The Data Science Dilemma: Is Data Science Dead? Discussing the evolution and future relevance of data science, with Zapier highlighted for its accessible toolset.RAG Frameworks Galore:. Discover the evolving buffet of RAG frameworks, making data handling smoother – and whether they're up to the hype: Ragflow, Pine Cone, Verba, and R2R. Tech for a Better World: Martin shares his personal story of how computer vision technology can aid farmers in managing their livestock.Hip-Hop and Generative AI: How generative AI is stirring up the music industry & tips from Bart on reproducing hit tracks.The Low-Code Revolution: Martin shares his insights on the rise of low-code/no-code platforms in data management.
72:32 4/17/24
#45 Tech Check: Amazon's AI, Rust vs. Go vs. C++ and the Intricacies of AI in Coding
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, titled "#45 Tech Check: Amazon's AI, Rust vs. Go vs. C++ and the Intricacies of AI in Coding" we are joined by special guest Lukas Valatka as we peel back the layers of AI's reliability and dive into the coding languages shaping our digital futures: Amazon's "Just Walk Out" Technology: A deep dive into the challenges and human supervision required behind Amazon's cashier-less shopping.Rust vs. Go vs. C++: Is it time to join the Rust rush? We dive into the language loyalty debate and compare the productivity and features of Rust versus traditional languages like C++ and Go.The API Balancing Act: The trade-offs of updating PyO3's API with user convenience in mind.Generative AI and Refactoring: Weighing the upsides and downsides of AI-driven codebase refactors.Tech Debt and Rust Libraries: Turning tech debt into an asset by internalizing open-source libraries.Cursor - AI-Powered Programming: Exploring the intrusive potential of AI's filesystem access in code editing.AirBnB's Open-Source Gambit: Should we invest interest in Airbnb's Chronon, or is it just another big fish in the open-source sea?
61:28 4/12/24
#44 Unpacking Open Source: A Look at GX, Monetization, Ruff's Controversy, the xz Hack & more
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's explore the complex intersections of data, unplugged style!In this episode #44, titled "Unpacking Open Source: A Look at GX, Monetization, Ruff's Controversy, the xz Hack & more" we're thrilled to have Paolo Léonard joining us to unpack the latest in technology and open-source discussions. Get ready for an enlightening journey through innovation, challenges, and hot takes in the digital realm.GX Cloud Unveiled: Paolo gives his first impression on the latest cloud data quality tool: GX CloudOpen source monetization: Delving into the trade-offs between open-source projects, their managed counterparts and other strategies in making open source sustainable financially, with Astral, FastAPI, Prefect’s role in this space.The Open Source Controversy with Ruff: A discussion on the ethical considerations when open-source projects turn profit-focused, highlighted by Ruff.Addressing the xz Hack: Delving into the challenges highlighted by the XZ backdoor discovery and how the community responds to these security threats.Jumping on the Mojo Train?: A conversation on Mojo's decision to open source its standard library and its impact on the future of modular machine learning.Becoming 'Clout' Certified: Hot takes on the value and impact of clout certification in the tech industry. Read more.
74:12 4/8/24
#43 The Privacy Paradox - The Tug of War Between Data Privacy and Safety
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as yourmorning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter.Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age,pull up a chair, relax, and let's explore the complex intersections of data,unplugged style!In episode #43, titled "The Privacy Paradox - The Tug of War Between Data Privacy and Safety," our special guest Sofie Van Den Eynden guides us through a labyrinth of data privacy issues that challenge our notions of security, consent, and progress.The DNA Privacy Conundrum: Sofie Van Den Eynden unravels the tensions between the incredible potential of DNA for solving crimes (inspired from Sofie Claerhout's research and historic cases like the Golden State Killer), and the ensuing privacy concerns, exemplified by the 23andMe data breach and the broad implications of such incidents.Privacy on the Road: A deep dive into the ethical implications of employing smart cameras for road safety and the debate on privacy trade-offs, with a glance at policies in Germany and the Netherlands.The Cost of Cyber Safety: How much privacy are we willing to sacrifice for safety? Debating the cost of privacy in the fight against cybercrime. Should transaction data be more accessible to prevent fraud?GenAI and Copyright : We cap off the episode with a discussion on copyright issues in the age of AI, ignited by Kid Rock's interview with Theo Von. 
58:25 4/1/24
#42 Unraveling the Fabric of Data: Microsoft's Ecosystem and Beyond
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode #42, titled "Unraveling the Fabric of Data: Microsoft's Ecosystem and Beyond," we're joined once again by the tech maestro and newly minted Microsoft MVP, Sam Debruyn. Sam brings to the table a bevy of updates from his recent accolades to the intricacies of Microsoft's data platforms and the world of SQL.Biz Buzz: From Reddit's IPO to the performance versus utility debate in database selection, we dissect the big moves shaking up the business side of tech. Read about Reddit's IPO.Microsoft's Fabric Unraveled: Get the lowdown on Microsoft's Fabric, the one-stop AI platform, as Sam Debruyn gives us a deep dive into its capabilities and integration with Azure Databricks and Power BI. Discover more about Fabric and dive into Sam's blog.dbt Developments: Sam talks dbt and the exciting new SQL tool for data pipeline building with upcoming unit testing capabilities.Polaris Project: Delving into Microsoft's internal storage projects, including insights on Polaris and its integration with Synapse SQL. Read the paper here.AI Advances: From the release of Grok-1 and Apple's MM1 AI model to GPT-4's trillion parameters, we discuss the leaps in artificial intelligence.Stability in Motion: After OpenAI's Sora, we look at Stability AI's new venture into motion with Stable Video. Check out Stable Video.Benchmarking Debate: A critical look at performance benchmarks in database selection and the ongoing search for the 'best' database. Contemplate benchmarking perspectives.Versioning Philosophy: Hot takes on semantic versioning and what stability really means in software development. Dive into Semantic Versioning.
87:32 3/25/24
#41 Regulations and Revelations: Rust Safety, ChatGPT Secrets, and Data Contracts
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In episode #41, titled “Regulations and Revelations: Rust Safety, ChatGPT Secrets, and Data Contracts” we're thrilled to have Paolo Léonard joining us as we unpack a host of intriguing developments across the tech landscape:In Rust We Trust? White House Office urges memory safety: A dive into the push for memory safety and what it means for programming languages like Python.ChatGPT's Accidental Leak? Did OpenAI just accidentally leak the next big ChatGPT upgrade?: Speculations on the upcoming enhancements and their impact on knowledge accessibility.EU AI Act Adoption: EU Parliament officially adopts AI Act: Exploring the landmark AI legislation and its broad effects, with a critical look at potential human rights concerns.Meet Devin, the AI Engineer: Exploring the capabilities and potential of the first AI software engineer.Rye's New Stewardship: Astral takes stewardship of Rye: The next big thing in Python packaging and the role of community in driving innovation, with discussions unfolding on GitHub.Data Contract CLI: A look at data contracts and their importance in managing and understanding data across platforms.AI and Academic Papers: The influence of AI on academic research, highlighted by this paper and this paper, and how it's reshaping the landscape of knowledge sharing.
88:10 3/18/24
#40 Code, Comedy, and Creativity: Navigating the Digital Data Tapestry
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In episode #40, titled “Code, Comedy, and Creativity: Navigating the Digital Data Tapestry,” we're unraveling the complex weave of digital innovation, creativity, and humor, with insights from special guests Thomas Winters and Pieter Delobelle, who bring their unique perspectives to our data-driven discussions. Here's what we've got lined up:AI Humor and Creativity: How do machines understand humor, and can AI actually be funny? Check out the relevant slideshow for a deep dive into AI-assisted humor: 2023 Humor Talk by Thomas WintersIs “Embeddings” killing Embeddings? Questioning the terminology in AI and its implications.Tokenizing in Different Languages: Investigating the nuances of good and bad tokenization practices.
81:37 3/11/24
#39 Microsoft, Musk, and Extremely Fast Image Gen using SDXL Lightning
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In episode #39, titled "Microsoft, Musk, and Extremely Fast Image Gen using SDXL Lightning," we take a spin through the latest tech tremors and thought nuggets. Oh, and don't forget to give a warm welcome to Alex, our enthusiastic intern stepping into the podcast spotlight!Elon Musk's Legal Drama: Musk takes on OpenAI and Sam Altman over a philosophical fallout.Microsoft's Smart Bet: Investing a cool $16M in Mistral AI sparks curiosity.SDXL Lightning Unveiled: A breakthrough in image generation that might just redefine speed.GPT-Script Evolution: The rise of GPT-Script signals a coding renaissance.pkgx Drama: Unwrapping the GenAI layer over OSS packages stirs the pot.Database Dilemma: Questioning the database abundance echoes a common tech gripe.Sticky Table Headings: A plea to make web table headings sticky finds its voice.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.
71:52 3/4/24
#38 Open Source AI, SQL Dialects, and New Terminals
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In episode #38, "Open Source AI, SQL Dialects, and New Terminals," we've taken a slight detour from our usual live format to bring you an exceptionally pre-recorded session, packed with the same insightful discussions and a touch of geeky humor.Tested Midjourney Alpha UI: A first look at the new user interface. Midjourney Alpha UIWhen should you give up on a project that doesn't work?: Exploring the fine line between persistence and practicality. When to give upThe Open Source AI Definition – draft v. 0.0.5: Navigating the evolving landscape of open-source AI. Open Source AI DefinitionGhostty: Delving into the latest development logs. Ghostty DevlogSQL standards are like toothbrushes: Discussing the universal challenge of SQL dialects adoption. SQL standardsMojo vs. Rust: Comparing performance, Pythonic syntax, and the learning curve. Mojo vs. RustRemember, this episode was not broadcasted live but was exceptionally pre-recorded to maintain our tradition of bringing you the most engaging and relevant tech discussions.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
83:46 2/23/24
#37 Text2Video with Sora and Blazing-Fast Python Packaging
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In episode #37, titled "Text2Video with Sora and Blazing-Fast Python Packaging," we're joined by guests Vitala Sparacello and Lukas Valatka to navigate the latest tech frontiers. Here's what's on the agenda:AMD's Open-Source Endeavor: A peek into AMD's quietly funded drop-in CUDA implementation built on ROCm.Chat with RTX: Nvidia's local AI chatbot promises a revolution in PC interactions.uv - Python's Speedy Installer: Exploring why uv's lightning-fast package installation is a game-changer for the Python community.SORA Unveiled: Dive into OpenAI's groundbreaking text to video model and what it means for content creation.GPT-5's Leap: Insights into how GPT-5 is outperforming its predecessors "across the board."Google's Gemini 1.5: A look at how Google's latest model scales up to 1 million tokens.Apple's AI Ambitions: Rumors of AI updates to Spotlight and Xcode could reshape developer experiences.The AI Copyright Conundrum: Discussing how copyright lawsuits could potentially upend the AI industry.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.
75:26 2/19/24
#36 Altman's Chips, Mojo Gets Fast and TUIs
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's dive into episode #36 titled "Altman's Chips, Mojo Gets Fast and TUIs", featuring Nemanja Radojkovic, an MLOps Lead and Educator, as our special guest.In this episode, we explore a variety of cutting-edge topics:Text-based User Interfaces (TUIs) Rediscovered: Delving into the resurgence of TUIs with Ratatui and gping. Are we witnessing a TUI renaissance? Ratatui | gpingThe Surprising Length of ChatGPT's System Prompt: Unpacking the implications of a 1700 token system prompt. Is there more than meets the eye? Reddit discussionMojo Outpaces Rust in DNA Sequence Parsing: A closer look at how Mojo outperforms Rust by 50% in benchmarks. Is Mojo the new king? Modular's blog postSam Altman's Vision for the Future of Chips and AI: Examining Altman's ambitious plan to reshape the business of chips and AI with trillions of dollars. WSJ article | Reuters on Microsoft's AI chipsThe Real Challenge in Generating Code: Discussing the misconception that generating code is the hard part, with insights into the complexities of software engineering beyond code generation. Nick Scialli's blogFollow Nemanja on LinkedIn and check out his courses. Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
73:44 2/12/24
#35 Mamba to Challenge the Transformer Architecture?
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, "Mamba to Challenge the Transformer Architecture?", we delve into a spectrum of tech topics and scrutinize the facets of productivity in the engineering realm. Here's a sneak peek of what we're discussing today:Checkout or Switch: Exploring new tech tools and their necessity. For further reading, check out this article.Mamba: A Viable Replacement for Transformers?: Discussing Mamba's potential to replace Transformer models in AI, and the paradigm shift it represents. Learn more in this LinkedIn post and look forward to its presentation at the ICLR 2024 conference.Biggest Productivity Killers in the Engineering Industry: Identifying the top productivity obstacles in engineering, including perfectionism, procrastination, and context-switching. Dive deeper into the topic here.Meta's Copyright Contradiction: Analyzing Meta's approach to copyright law in protecting its AI model while contesting similar protections for others. More on this discussion can be found here.Speeding Up Postgres Analytical Queries: Showcasing how pg_analytics enhances Postgres analytical queries by 94x, posing a question on the need for other tools. For more insights, visit this blog post.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
54:37 2/6/24
#34 Thoughts on Sports, Data & AI
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.In episode #34, "Thoughts on Sports, Data & AI", we lace up our virtual running shoes and dribble into the intersection of sports, technology, and data. This episode is not just a playground for tech enthusiasts but a stadium where data geeks and sports fans unite. So, grab your favorite sports drink, relax, and let's dive into the heart of data and sports, unplugged style!AI-Driven Fitness Coaching: Exploring the latest in AI-based running coaches like Trenara and Ultra Trail Coaching.The Science of Soccer: Delving into VAEP, a cutting-edge framework for valuing soccer player actions.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.
59:26 1/29/24
#33 Everything is Technical Debt
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In This Episode:OpenAI's Election Strategy: A deep dive into how OpenAI is approaching the 2024 worldwide elections. How OpenAI is approaching 2024 worldwide electionsTech Quirks: Exploring the idiosyncrasies of the Continuity Camera in Chrome. Is it a magic trick or just poor engineering?The Rise of Bluesky: Unpacking the significance of Bluesky's newly launched RSS feeds. Bluesky launches RSS feedsHot Takes on Data: Tackling the bold statement - Every data transform is technical debt. An exploration of what technical debt really means in the data world. Every data transform is technical debtJoin hosts Murilo and Bart as they navigate these intriguing topics, bringing their unique perspectives and a touch of humor to the table.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.
51:27 1/22/24
#32 NY Times sues OpenAI and Rabbit R1s LAM Device
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, we're joined by Ben Mellaerts, an expert Data Strategist, to unravel the intricacies of some of the hottest topics in the tech world.Rabbit R1 AI Action Model: A deep dive into the hype and reality of the Rabbit R1, a potential game-changer in AI.The Verge reports on Rabbit R1's release and featuresThe R1's rapid sell-out post-CESNY Times vs. OpenAI: Exploring the implications of the NY Times lawsuit against OpenAI, a case that could shape the future of AI in media.The New York Times' perspective on the lawsuitChatGPT Store: Unpacking the potential of OpenAI's ChatGPT store and its impact on the tech and data landscape.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.
58:51 1/15/24
Insights from RootsConf: AI's Socio-Historical Impact & BI Advancements (pt 2/2)
🎙️ Episode Special: Insights from RootsConf – The Data Dialogue Series, Part 2Welcome to part two of our special RootsConf series, presented by Dataroots. This episode delves into more insightful conversations from the fifth annual RootsConf. Join us as we explore two engaging interviews, each shedding light on key aspects of AI, tech, and data evolution.🤖 Rage Against the Machine with Chiel Mues: Delve into a socio-historical analysis of the AI industry. Chiel Mues takes us on a journey, linking the dots between the industrial revolution and today's tech era. Inspired by the book “Blood in the Machine”, this session will focus on intellectual property and worker’s rights within the AI realm. 📈 Modern BI Explored with Mathieu Sencie & Julien Dosogne: Join us as we unravel the intricacies of Modern BI. Mathieu and Julien dissect how these solutions outpace traditional BI by empowering users through self-service capabilities and data democratization. A futuristic look at the expectations and lessons learned from the past in Business Intelligence.This episode promises to be a treasure trove of insights for anyone passionate about understanding the depths of technology and its societal impact. Whether you're a seasoned data professional or just dipping your toes into the digital waters, these discussions are sure to spark your curiosity and broaden your horizons.Don't miss out on this compelling continuation of our RootsConf special!Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com 🎵
41:43 1/1/24
DataTopics: Data Roles & MistralAI
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don’t), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you’re a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let’s get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In this episode, we’re joined by Maryam, an Analytics Engineer with a passion for challenges and a knack for curiosity. From sewing to yoga, Maryam brings a unique perspective to our tech-centric discussions.Analytics Engineer Insights: Maryam discusses her role, the rise of Analytics Engineers, and their essential tools. Read more about Analytics Engineering.The Emerging Role of AI Translator: Exploring the link between Analytics Engineers and AI Translators, and the skills required in these evolving fields. Learn about AI Translator.Mistral AI’s New Developments: Analyzing Mistral AI’s latest model and its implications for the industry. Discover Mistral AI’s update.ChatGPT – A Double-Edged Sword: Discussing the impacts of ChatGPT on the AI landscape and the pace of innovation. Reflect on ChatGPT’s impact.ChatGPT & Job Applications: A fresh take on how ChatGPT is influencing job applications and hiring processes.Engineering Management Insights: Exploring whether becoming an Engineering Manager is a path worth considering.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com.We streamed live!
106:17 12/23/23
Insights from RootsConf: Voice Cloning, Data Solutions & Dashboards (pt 1/2)
🎙️ Episode Special: Insights from RootsConf – The Data Dialogue SeriesWelcome to a special episode of our podcast, direct from the halls of the fifth annual RootsConf, brought to you by Dataroots. This year's conference is buzzing with innovative ideas and cutting-edge tech discussions. We're excited to share with you three thought-provoking interviews with some of the most insightful presenters at the event.🗣️ Exploring the Future with Sophie & Senne: Voice Cloning: Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of voice cloning. Sophie and Senne offer an in-depth look at how this technology is developed and the ethical considerations it brings to the table. It's a blend of technology and responsibility.💻 Navigating Data Integration Challenges with Nick: We switch gears to data integration challenges with Nick, who also shares his triggering perspective on the role of JavaScript in data solutions. But on a more serious note, it's a practical take on the complexities of integrating cutting-edge tech into existing systems.📊 Increasing Dashboard Adoption: Insights from Sophie & Ben: Rounding out our interviews, Sophie and Ben discuss strategies to boost the adoption and effectiveness of data dashboards. They emphasize the importance of making these tools accessible and engaging for a broader audience.Join us for this special episode where we balance deep tech insights with accessible discussions. Perfect for enthusiasts and professionals alike who are keen to stay ahead in the world of data and technology.Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com 🎵
55:08 12/19/23
LLM Updates and Sports Illustrated's Authorial Escapades
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In today's episode Murilo & Bart discuss:AI and Software InsightsIntroducing Gemini: Google's latest AI modelGoogle BlogFireship Dev TweetTechCrunch Article on Gemini DemoCommunication and Collaboration in Tech6 tiny wording tweaks to level up your communication as a software engineerCareer CutlerMLOps and Model DevelopmentNavigating the chaos: why you don’t need another MLOps toolOpenLayer BlogChatGPT's performance on Julia vs. Python and R for LLM Code GenerationStochastic LifestyleEmerging Tech and Fun FindsJSONB in SQLiteSQLite ForumWizard Zines for a touch of geekinessWizard ZinesSports Illustrated's AI author sagaThe Verge ArticleMonaspace: A superfamily of fonts for codeMonaspaceHot TakesPaper: You Want My Password or a Dead Patient?Cohost ArticleIntro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.comCheck out the episode on YouTube.
76:23 12/11/23
An (Almost) Cyber Week Deal of the Century & Data-Driven Basketball
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In today's episode, hosts Murilo and Kevin are joined by Tim Van Erum and Frederik Stevens. And discuss the happenings of last week.OpenAI’s twists and turnshttps://www.theverge.com/2023/11/22/23967223/sam-altman-returns-ceo-open-aihttps://openai.com/blog/openai-announces-leadership-transitionhttps://www.theverge.com/2023/11/20/23968829/microsoft-hires-sam-altman-greg-brockman-employees-openaiAI exploitshttps://github.com/protectai/ai-exploitsSport Analytics / Data Storytelling in Sportshttps://www.nba.com/news/kia-mvp-ladder-nov-24-2023-edition
74:47 11/27/23
Data Quality, Contracts and 100 Year Old Hares
Welcome to another engaging episode of Datatopics Unplugged, the podcast where tech and relaxation intersect. Today, we're excited to host two special guests, Paolo and Tim, who bring their unique perspectives to our cozy corner.Guests of TodayPaolo: An enthusiast of fantasy and sci-fi reading, Paolo is on a personal mission to reduce his coffee consumption. He has a unique way of measuring his height, at 0.89 Sams tall. With over two and a half years of experience as a data engineer at dataroots, Paolo contributes a rich professional perspective. His hobbies extend to playing field hockey and a preference for the warmer summer season.Tim: Occasionally known as Dr. Dunkenstein, Tim brings a mix of humor and insight. He measures his height at 0.87 Sams tall. As the Head of Bizdev, he prefers to steer clear of grand titles, revealing his views on hierarchical structures and monarchies.TopicsBiz Corner:Kyutai: We delve into France's answer to OpenAI with Paolo Leonard, exploring the implications and future of Kyutai: https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/17/kyutai-is-an-french-ai-research-lab-with-a-330-million-budget-that-will-make-everything-open-source/GPT-NL: A discussion led by Bart Smeets on the Netherlands' own open language model and its potential impact: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/366558412/Netherlands-starts-building-its-own-AI-language-modelTech Corner:Data Quality Insights: A blog post by Paolo on data quality vs. data validation. We'll explore when and why data quality is essential, and evaluate tools like dbt, soda, deequ, and great_expectations: https://dataroots.io/blog/state-of-data-quality-october-2023Soda Data Contracts: An overview of the newly released OSS Data Contract Engine by Soda. https://docs.soda.io/soda/data-contracts.htmlFood for Thought Corner:Hare - A 100-Year Programming Language: Bart starts a discussion on the ambition of Hare to remain relevant for a century: https://harelang.org/blog/2023-11-08-100-year-language/.Join us for this mix of expert insights and light-hearted moments. Whether you're deeply embedded in the tech world or just dipping your toes in, this episode promises to be both informative and entertaining!And, yes. There is a voucher, go to dataroots.io and navigate to the shop (top right) and use voucher code murilos_bargain_blast for a 25EUR discount!
92:15 11/20/23
OSS equals marketing?
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In today's episode:Biz cornerAI regulation race https://www.aisnakeoil.com/p/what-the-executive-order-means-forhttps://www.ft.com/content/e0574e79-d723-4d94-9681-fae22648e3adhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/10/25/artificial-intelligence-executive-order-biden/https://www.wired.com/story/joe-biden-wants-us-government-algorithms-tested-for-potential-harm-against-citizensTech cornerAdoption of the business source license (BSL)https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-adopts-business-source-licensehttps://www.getdbt.com/blog/licensing-dbthttps://mariadb.com/bsl-faq-mariadb/https://github.com/MaterializeInc/materialize/blob/main/LICENSECompanies responding to HashiCorp's move to BSLhttps://spacelift.io/blog/spacelift-latest-statement-on-hashicorp-bslOpenTofu & HashiCorp's OSS workhttps://opentofu.org/https://medium.com/@andrewhertog/contributing-to-terraform-vs-opentofu-26779d480c7f?sk=5343d4a76b390833af621905c858777bCyber Resilience Act might kill open-source altogetherhttps://www.linuxfoundation.org/blog/understanding-the-cyber-resilience-acthttps://github.blog/2023-07-12-no-cyber-resilience-without-open-source-sustainability/https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:52022PC0454OSS companies - is it a sustainable way of doing open source?https://bun.sh/blog/bun-v1.0https://astral.sh/https://pydantic.dev/https://duckdblabs.com/We haven't figured out OSS sustainability yet, but the BSL comes close.https://curl.se/docs/security.htmlhttps://xkcd.com/2347/Intro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
67:32 11/6/23
“Typography will be the death of me”
Welcome to the cozy corner of the tech world where ones and zeros mingle with casual chit-chat. Datatopics Unplugged is your go-to spot for relaxed discussions around tech, news, data, and society.Dive into conversations that should flow as smoothly as your morning coffee (but don't), where industry insights meet laid-back banter. Whether you're a data aficionado or just someone curious about the digital age, pull up a chair, relax, and let's get into the heart of data, unplugged style!In today's episode:The Ruff FormatterRuff now has a black-compatible formatterhttps://astral.sh/blog/the-ruff-formatterPEP 703 – Making the Global Interpreter Lock Optional in CPythonProposal for optionally removing the GIL (in Python 3.13)https://peps.python.org/pep-0703/Hey, Computer, Make Me a FontAI-generated fontshttps://serce.me/posts/02-10-2023-hey-computer-make-me-a-fontIntro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
47:06 10/30/23
AI-powered Coca Cola
Microsoft announces Python for ExcelAnnouncing Python in Excel: Combining the power of Python and the flexibility of Excel.https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel-blog/announcing-python-in-excel-combining-the-power-of-python-and-the/ba-p/3893439AI-powered Coca ColaCoca‑Cola® Creations Imagines Year 3000 With New Futuristic Flavor and AI-Powered Experiencehttps://www.coca-colacompany.com/media-center/coca-cola-creations-imagines-year-3000-futuristic-flavor-ai-powered-experience40% productivity boost from AI, according to HarvardEnterprise workers gain 40 percent performance boost from GPT-4, Harvard study findshttps://venturebeat.com/ai/enterprise-workers-gain-40-percent-performance-boost-from[…]ewsletter&utm_campaign=ibm-pledges-to-train-two-million-in-aiMicrosoft’s Copilot announcementAnnouncing Microsoft Copilot, your everyday AI companionhttps://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/09/21/announcing-microsoft-copilot-your-everyday-ai-companion/v0 - AI-powered react componentsWhat is v0?https://v0.dev/faq#what-is-v0Microsoft looking for a nuclear energy expertMicrosoft is hiring a nuclear energy expert to help power its AI and cloud data centershttps://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/25/microsoft-is-hiring-a-nuclear-energy-expert-to-help-power-data-centers.htmlIntro music courtesy of fesliyanstudios.com
30:46 10/2/23
Edge AI
Datatopics is a podcast presented by Kevin Missoorten to talk about the fuzzy and misunderstood concepts in the world of data, analytics, and AI and get to the bottom of things. In this episode, together with expert guests Jeroen, Guillaume and our own Murilo, we dive deep into the fascinating world of Edge AI. Where “traditional” AI models can be accessed remotely they often run centrally on a cloud instance, but what do you do when you need an immediate response, or when you don’t want the data to be sent or don’t always have connection? In that case you can use ‘smaller’ models deployed on a device, this is called Edge AI. Edge AI can bring many benefits but there are still some challenges as well.Tune in to DataTopics to hear our take on Edge AI, what business value it can bring, where it is today and where we see it evolve to next!Datatopics is brought to you by DatarootsMusic: The Gentlemen - DivKidThe thumbnail is generated by Midjourney
44:16 9/7/23